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The Eglwysbach Show

By Sue15cat
The Eglwysbach Show
Pull up a chair put your reading glasses on and get ready for a photo marathon  :-)
It's Show season here in our little patch of North Wales, and after last week's Trelawnyd Flower Show this weekend it was the turn of the Eglwysbach Show.  A much bigger and outdoor event that, thank goodness, the sun decided to shine on.  It started at 9.30am on Saturday and we were there for 10.15am with our walking boots on ready for a good trek around the show.
The Eglwysbach Show
There was lots to see, first thing in the morning it was the judging of all the cattle, sheep and horses.
The Eglwysbach Show
Beasts were all titivated to the nines with their coats all glossy and their tails all bouffanted to maximum puffiness.
The Eglwysbach Show
There was lots of last minute combing gong on, and lots of beautiful animals.
The Eglwysbach Show
Here's a friend, Aled from the kennels the dogs go to when were away, showing his magnificent Bluefaced Leicester Ram, he won best ram and overall Best Reserve in Show with this huge ram ...
The Eglwysbach Show
... along with lots of other rosettes.
The Eglwysbach Show
They just know they look good don't they!!
The Eglwysbach Show
Lovely sheep .....
The Eglwysbach Show
.... and as a non-meat eater I always think it's a bit unfair to have the lamb burger stall next to the sheep enclosures !!
The Eglwysbach Show
The Country Market ladies were there selling lots of handmade items, handicrafts and their well loved jams, chutneys and bakery goods.
The Eglwysbach Show
There were lots of stall selling sundries and lots of charities there raising money for their causes, and after a good browse around them all we went for a spot of lunch.
The Eglwysbach Show
And I must say it was a pleasant surprise to find a 'choose yourself' salad bar as well as all the usual hotdogs and burgers.  A very civilised lunch with a cup of coffee to keep us going.
The Eglwysbach Show
We had a good chat to the guy with all the gorgeous birds, this is a Little Owl.
The Eglwysbach Show
... and this a magnificent Eagle Owl.
The Eglwysbach Show
First prize in the scarecrow competition went to a 'Workman' ....
The Eglwysbach Show
... and first prize in the cider buying competition went to .... me!!
The Eglwysbach Show
We watched the doggy obstacle race and then the dog and owner Egg and Spoon race.
The Eglwysbach Show
I spied a cabbage almost as good as one of mine.
The Eglwysbach Show
And lots of magnificent vegetables ....
The Eglwysbach Show
... including these fantastic specimens.
I doubt I could ever grow to this perfection, but then we grow to eat and show for a it of fun, these guys grow to show, and what a fantastic job they do of it.
The Eglwysbach Show
Leek perfection!!
The Eglwysbach Show
Lovely Hubby was drawn to the compost as usual,  and after handling all the exhibits agreed with the judges on the merits of the one that won First place.
The Eglwysbach Show
He was also drawn to the cakes ...
The Eglwysbach Show
... and more cakes ....
The Eglwysbach Show
.. and maybe some tarts ....
The Eglwysbach Show
... and of course to the homemade pies.
The Eglwysbach Show
I had a good look at the jams, 
The Eglwysbach Show
and fell in love with the miniature garden.
The Eglwysbach Show
The vegetables weren't all serious ....
The Eglwysbach Show
... and the Lego tractors were very cleverly done.
The Eglwysbach Show
We ended our day out with a good look at the vintage tractors all parked up on the hill overlooking the showground, and from that viewpoint we could take in the wonderful view of this treasure of a Welsh valley, surrounded as it is on all sides by hills.
Then it was time to wend our way along the country lanes and back to our side of the hill and collapse in a tired heap on the sofa.
I hope you enjoyed your little visit to the show.  It's on again next year if you're passing, but first I have to get my entries ready for Llanrwst Show next week, and give the cup a polish ready for handing back.
Sue xx

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