Just enjoyed a great day at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells. We had an early morning start at Llangadog station (5 minutes drive from Lletty Cottage) to catch the Heart of Wales line train to Builth and then on by coach to the showground.
Someone has been very busy at Llangadog station planting up the containers with some lovely plants.
There were some magnificent horses on display showing their talents and being judged- what on I do not know- as they all looked wonderful.
These pairs of cows, all different breeds, being judged , standing side by side for ages- so well behaved and all I wanted to do was go and ring their tails!
There were stalls full of farm animals some displaying their winning rosettes –
whilst others were feeling quite sad as they hadn’t won anything at all- except my heart!
Now I’m quite partial to a bit of cheese and the display of winning cheese and yogurt made me very hungry!
Think I forgot to mention there were pigs in their sties too!
These three ‘little’ pigs didn’t care who huffed and puffed!
The pet centre was a favourite attraction for many- especially me!
The Flower Show was spectacular with beautiful flower arrangements of all shapes and sizes but this vegetable display was the best and as a ‘veggie’ I could have eaten the lot!
There were vintage tractors on show and every machine that a farmer would need to milk a cow, shear a sheep, plough the fields, …they were all there! A vast number of stalls were in the showground selling their wares or giving help and advice on farming and environmental matters. We only covered a small part of the showground before our legs began to give out and we caught the next train home.
As we are having trouble with squirrels in the garden we have a trap ready set to catch them. On return from the train we checked the trap and we had ‘caught’ a hedgehog!
He was absolutely fine and I was delighted to know that he was back in our garden after missing for some weeks. I opened a pack of cat food for his supper and left the trap open for him to walk out. After a backwards glance he ambled away to eat his supper in peace!