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.
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.