Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Fair last week was great fun. Emma had so much fun walking around and looking at all the animals. The sheep and the goats were her favorites, I think. She was a little intimidated by the big animals- horses and cows- this year, but the small ones were "cute" and "sweet.".

She had a great time feeding bits of hay to the sheep and pygmy goats.

(I'd have to agree, pygmy goats are VERY cute and sweet.)

In addition to the Romney cross sheep pictured above, there was a quite varied selection of sheep breeds represented this year:


Dorset cross



There were also Cheviot, Southdown, and Border Leicester present, but I didn't get photos of them, due to a fast-moving toddler.

There was also a Welsh Highland cow, a very impressive beast. Amazing horns and shaggy coat.

All in all, a fun week. And I introduced Emma to the joys of fried dough.

We enjoyed it, though I'm glad this is a once-a-year indulgence. The ice cream and homegrown berries from the local island creamery were much better!

1 comment:

PJ said...

Oh, I love the fair...esp. the animals. Glad you had fun! That picture of your daughter is precious!