The Bendi flashing continues! Woo hoo!
A cashmere billy goat eyeballed me curiously, but I've been warned that billy goats have their own particular cologne, so to speak, and stayed a few feet away.
The cashmere kids were very cute
This little bloke/girl lipped my fingers and started nibbling... still very cute, and yes I do have all my fingers!
An angora goat. I love the halo effect around this goat - it just sorta fuzzed in the light. What do angora goats supply?
I bought some bits and bobs from Ixchel, run by Charly (no website! Charly, you need a website!) Isn't her stall pretty? All handspun stuff, except the stuff that is waiting to be spun. There's also some woven tabardy/wrappy things. No I'm not pregnant! I stood in a really really bad way and look enormous!
I didn't buy anything from Sarah Durrant cos I was too busy buying fleece. Sarah stocks Colinette yarns. Mmmm.... She is displaying some point 5 in one of my favourite colourways here :-) At least I've given her a plug.
Now I must show you pics of some of the magnificent rams' horns I saw. Must I tell you!
This is a Drysdale ram - I love this pic. Magnificent horns and a pretty face :-)
A ram jam (my technical term for it) - four sheep were stuck in small cages, obviously not for long periods, for judging.
A merino ram - not all merino rams seem to have big horns like these so I presume he is one of the sub-breeds or they get de-horned or it's an age thing or something. This ram was so big that he barely fit in the cage. I looked at how much he weighed in the fleece and he was over 160kg! (350lb) I'd hate to have to lift him and shear him!
Finally another favourite picture
A headless sheep! Some would say that that is their natural state - brainless!
Tomorrow - Bendi = S E X. Unless I get sidetracked, again. :-)