June 2012

Swallows, mud and evictions

5 June, 2012 - 15:48 | Sue Blacker

5th June, 2012:  The swallows are here!  Indeed they have been here for a few weeks ... and I have had to evict them!  I discovered that they had made nests in the pig arcs which I use to provide some shelter for sheep in my fields.  That's lovely and no doubt the sheep help contribute nice warmth to their homes.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

5 June, 2012 - 14:25 | Sue Blacker

5th June, 2012: It's almost a month since Douglas and I went to explore the US sheep and wool market and we are just about beginning to digest all the information and contacts ...  We had a great time!  The Festival is in its 39th year and attracts around 70,000 visitors each year.  Attendance was a bit down this year, but it was still hopping!  It can be some years before an applicant for a show booth (stand in English!) gets their turn.

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