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Bath and West Show 2016

sheepWe love going to the country shows. So much to see and do. All in one place. Being a textile crafter, I love seeing the sheep and alpacas, and, yes, checking out the characteristics of each of the breed’s fleece. Working out which would be best for spinning or felting.

Needless to say, my family humour me, but not for long. They move me on gently.

scottish blackface sheep

I think I have a new favourite. Reminds me of the Flokati rugs we had when I was younger.

vintage truckvintage trucks

black pigs and piglets

sheep showThere was plenty more to see. Some old favourites and some new. Lots of ideas too.

fairground ridesFor the first time, we tried out the fairground rides. The children even persuaded me to go on the ferris wheel. Fortunately those photos are on my husband’s phone. The two girls then decided they wanted a go on another ride. No idea what to call it, but they did have good fun.

A great day out. They’ve started doing music in the evening. A Michael Eavis initiative. Next year, we’ll make sure we can stay a little bit longer.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

14 Responses to Bath and West Show 2016

  • We just spent this afternoon at the South England summer show! I love the atmosphere and all the different animals. For my two it was rather special as they were taking part in a competition as part of their gardening club.

  • Melody says:

    Wow! That looks a great day out. It’s the time for year for more country shows. I can’t wait! x

  • I love the country shows. I’m feeling rather exhausted from the Royal Cornwall yesterday. Always such a fun day out and something for all the family to enjoy. Those baby piglets are adorable, and what beautifully groomed sheep. they do put ours to shame! Well done going on the big wheel, I’m always far to happy to stand and watch!

    Thank you for sharing your day with me on #CountryKids

    • Craft Mother says:

      They were beautifully groomed. First time I’ve noticed sheep wearing protective coats while waiting to go in the show ring. Seen it at dog shows for dogs. I guess it is very competitive. I’m not sure they will get me on the ferris wheel again. I’ll opt to be the photographer.

  • Emma says:

    Oh I lOVE a good country show. All of the tents with the WI and then the animals, food and the rides!! Brilliant, it looks like you had a brilliant time 🙂 #countrykids

  • OMG those piglets with their Mom is the cutest! This is so near us and yet so far. We are not going to any event at the moment as we dont have budget for travelling but I miss going to events like this! Thanks for sharing. Feels like we are there. #countrykids

    • Craft Mother says:

      The piglets are so cute. They all seemed so chilled. Even with all the people milling passed and strange noises. Maybe they felt safe in their pen. It is a fun event, but all the outings add up, don’t they?

  • I remember this show taking place when I lived in Somerset but I never made it as I was always working! The big show round here are always in September 😉

    • Craft Mother says:

      We have smaller shows around September, which are fun as it’s more about the harvest. I like seeing the different parts of the farming year.

  • Sarah K says:

    I am so sad. Our county show has been cancelled as the venue is terribly waterlogged. Not only are we going to miss out this weekend but financially it could put all future shows in jeapardy.

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