Perhaps my dream of a self-sufficient smallholding isn’t really for me if my reaction at a farming event, when meeting and greeting the animals, is “Oh, how cute” and “Hello, if I had a bigger garden, you could come and live in it and help cut my grass”. No wonder Simon had a wry smile on his face!
Perhaps I should stick with my pigs * and chickens!
We were visiting Masham after a morning at Ripon and Thornborough in Yorkshire. We had no expectations of any type of event but it so happened that it was the day of Masham Sheep Fair.
Who knew there were so many different type of goats or sheep? Or that a very clever collie could successfully herd a group of gaggling geese?
We bought some tasty goat and sheep cheeses at a stall and watched a very entertaining sheep show, learning about the different breeds.
The craft stalls were inspiring and I felt so motivated, I bought myself a knitting pack, with wools and needles.
During the winter nights, I could knit some gloves – that’s the aim anyway. I haven’t knitted since I was about 10!
* guinea pigs! 😀