Zara and Hugo were already there as they were part of the school show team. Each year a group of students and some kind parents travel to town for the week and exhibit livestock, including goats, sheep and cattle.
In the past they also show poultry, which is Elsa's niche, but it is a lot more labour intensive and we didn't have the staff support this year.
Zara showed a Boer goat she named Pistachio.
She bonded well with her goat and was able to present it and walk it well.
Unfortunately, that is not all that the goats are judged on.
Notice the sad looking owners.
The goats are also judged on their carcass weight.
Hugo was exhibiting sheep.
They came in with a third for the wool and a fifth in the meat.
Elsa was quite happy to meet her girlfriends and go off for some fun.
Matilda wanted a bouncy castle.
Throw in a climbing wall and she was one happy chicken.
It was pretty slippery in the light rain.
But she made it with a little help from her friend.
Lidia had spent twelve months talking about this 'ride'.
When it was time to line up, Jed said she was a little nervous.
Looking at this photo I can see why!
I always get so nervous seeing her do things without her glasses.