It was a grand turn out for the Gilsland Agricultural Show, lots more people through the gate than last year. Plenty to see and do and, most importantly, the weather was kind.
There are Shows throughout the summer all along Hadrian's Wall with the biggest two the Cumbria show in Carlisle and the Northumberland Show at Corbridge. Both are a bit too commercialised and busy for me - I love these little local shows where the local farming community get together for a good old chin wag.
The sheep pens with rosettes proudly displayed.
Judging the Rams this end one was proper frisky and kept rying to jump the fence
And of course there has to be Cumberland Wrestling
Terrier racing which is always hilarious, the tan dog won because the others had a scrap
Vintage tractors and other engines that men like to tinker with
The Industrial Tent with the childrens entries
Swaledale tup - beautiful markings
My husband would love those horns for his stick dressing
The fleece is coloured, faces and horns oiled and they're brushed just like those pampered pooches at Crufts.
Lots of shows still to come so if you want a really good day out go along here are the places and dates