The Limavady agricultural show
The Limavady show was held on the 19th of this month and
as always, was great fun to visit. As can be seen from the pictures
below, sheep, cows, horses, people, goats and all sorts of other
creatures could be admired.
It is often not realized just how much work goes into the complicated
business of making basically unpresentable animals look respectful and
fit for inspection by highly critical judges. The equipment on the left was used to clean up just two animals.
Experienced eyes will spot an industrial vacuum cleaner connected
to a portable generator, two yellow buckets (one per cow), brushes,
combs, paint and a suitcase full of unidentifiable items to help cope
with the inevitable little emergencies.
And after putting all this effort in, there isn't even a guarantee that one will win anything. There is enthusiasm for you!
Here are some more participants.