Today we returned to the New Forest Show for a second day. We were struck by how much busier the show is on Thursday than Tuesday; or at least that's how it seems.
We headed straight to the animal areas when we arrived today. We toured the animal, pig and cattle tents before spending an hour watching the sheep judging. We especially liked the curly woolled varieties (obviously not their official classification!)
We spent an hour in the Longdown Farm Tent meeting the goats,
calves and chicks.
Rachel even got to bottle feed a calf.
In the tent we met an illustrator, but that's all blogged here http://majorloveoffilm.blogspot.com/2011/07/interview-with-illustrator.html
After a lunch of a hog roast roll, perfect, Rachel had a go at spinning some wool.
I was surprised how successful she was at it, she managed to spin enough to wrap this sheep.
From there we returned to the forested discovery area and Rachel did some more craft activities.
The draw of the Eton's mess in the kids kitchen was impossible to resist.
And we signed the huge red tractor tyre in support of the British, fairly farmed and traded products.
Then it was back to the main ring for meet the hounds, heavy horses final, a massive parade of tractors, and some wonderful show jumping.
It was a completely different day today, a chance to see another aspect of the show, and just as enjoyable.
Well done new forest show, see you next year.