There were plenty of sheep to be admired.
The sheep shearing competition was a pretty fierce event. They make it look so easy, don't they?
Not sure what this chap thinks about it though.
The home industries section was another hotly contested area. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of teenagers taking part in this - especially the cake making. By the time i got close enough to take this picture, though, some of the entries had already gone home.
I was very interested in seeing the vegetable section, however. Many people imagine that Lewis is a barren treeless peat bog of an island. It most definitely is not. The table was covered in various baskets of the most wonderful produce - a lot of it grown outside too. No excuses for me then.
The winning fruit basket was just sublime. We visited this man's amazing garden today, as he is quite nearby, and he was incredibly helpful with his advice on growing conditions here. It was a really useful visit, but I think it may be a few years before he needs to worry about any competition from here :) Mind you, I didn't get round to entering my lettuces, and, although I say it myself, I might have had a wee chance.
Faint heart, though...
Looks good to me.
And here he is again, throwing the 28lb weight over the high bar.
Great stuff! And a great day out. We even met quite a few people we knew, which gave it more of a community feel for us.
It seems so long ago since my last melancholic post, and yet I can't believe how quickly the time is going past. Another busy week is ahead already and a few days of summer have been promised. Life goes on. x