Pembrokeshire County Show Day Two – Ladies Day.
The second day of the show dawned a little cloudy with a stiff breeze and the stalwart car park stewards were wearing their jackets. In contrast, as I waited to meet our guest for the morning, I spotted many County Show ladies in their finery, despite the lack of sunshine – outfits for a wedding or garden party in a fine array and the gentlemen, looking dapper in their suits, alongside. Some sensible ones had wellies and raincoats just in case and unfortunately, these would have been very much needed by mid-afternoon as the rain descended.
(Look out on Sunday – we’ll bring you our Gallery of Pembrokeshire People who agreed to be photographed at The Show – Could be that you might find a wonderful new Profile Picture! Don’t miss out – these pictures really are special)
Horticulture at Pembrokeshire County Show.
Our focus for the second day was the magnificent indoor displays and we were joined to review the horticulture by Sarah Wint of the newly opened Daisybus Gardens of Wellbeing, near Solva. Sarah gave many hints and tips for the less-experienced gardener and we enjoyed looking at all the horticultural exhibits. If you missed this hall then enjoy our video next week and look for your favourites – we loved the children’s “weird creatures made from veg” and healthy lunch boxes in particular. Impressive vegetables and glorious flowers and foliage adorned the tables along with crafts, baked goods, art and photography – this traditional competition celebrates rural life just as much as the livestock and machinery.
If you missed this hall then enjoy our forthcoming video next week and look out for your favourites. We loved the children’s “Weird Creatures Made From Veg” and healthy lunch boxes, in particular. Impressive vegetables and glorious flowers and foliage adorned the tables along with crafts, baked goods, art and photography – this traditional competition celebrates rural life just as much as the livestock and machinery.
It is so hard to choose what to look at next in a show as large as this one; not quite overwhelmed, we recharged with a late morning coffee in the midst of the bubbles blowing around the Playzone before exploring the Countryside Area and Poultry Shed. On then to admire the wonderful beasts in the cattle sheds and to chat to some farming families enjoying well-earned lunch breaks in between showing their stock. A quick chat with Anwen, who had been helping her brothers showing their Jersey cows, followed – much as she would love to continue the family farming
On then to admire the wonderful beasts in the cattle sheds and to chat to some farming families enjoying well-earned lunch breaks in between showing their stock. A quick chat with Anwen, who had been helping her brothers showing their Jersey cows. Much as Anwen would love to continue the family farming work, she is doubtful about the long-term future of the dairy industry so may well pursue a career in football instead.
Fairground losing its attraction?
Up by gate 5 the sounds of the fairground carried in the breeze – was I imagining it or are these attractions less popular in our digital age? I actually prefer to see children, especially, marvelling at the close proximity of the animals, finding out all about Pembrokeshire’s natural environment and wildlife and enjoying the spectacle of such a great event.
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Words by Suzanne Ashworth
Images: PembsLifeOnline & Ianto Mor Photography (attributed)