Sunday 13 February 2011

Winning hay

This afternoon was our annual outing to the Forestburn Gate hay show, it's a charity event we always like to support.  It always seems to be a freezing cold day with the bar doing a roaring trade in hot soup and tea, and today as no exception.

Our two local farmer friends Alan and Ken always enter a large and small bale each and this year did really well.  Ken came first and Alan second, not bad eh the Barnacre herd are eating prize winning hay.  Well done guys and keep it up we'll be needing even more bales next year Alan!!

After judging, the hay is auctioned off and followed by a promise auction.  Paul enjoys bidding for our hay and did quite well today, we came home with four very nice bales which the girls will demolish in no time whatsoever. 

He also won a sack of turnips which the animals will enjoy; these were actually donated by Alan and we get them thrown over the fence free of charge on a regular basis so I'm not quite sure why he decided to bid on a sack of them, but that's beside the point.


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Sounds like a good wheeze on a winters day - we have Wassailing in January down here, to get the cider apple trees going - now a sack of turnips, that's what I call a prize!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sounds like the way to shop to the supermarkets any they do a Hay and Turnip range at your local...supermarket....and was there home delivery included in the price.....Jayne