Can you get more English..
than going to a sheep fair on a Saturday afternoon? Today our southern cultures collided! Our friend Laura LOVES American southern biscuits and gravy. Since she cooked an amazing roast for dinner when we arrived, I returned the favor and cooked sausage gravy and biscuits. Laura helped! But you don’t want to hear about biscuits and gravy. Though they did turn out really great. I usually use Bisquick for biscuits, but since they don’t have that in England, I made them from scratch!
Then we got ready for a nice sunny day out in the small country village of Findon. The little village was delightful with narrow roads and signs leading us to the sheep fair. The small road opened up to a large rolling hill of greenery covered in tents and carts. A horse drawn cart pulled a small group of people around in a circle on the hillside. As we approached the festivities we saw a carousel and a typical fair that spins you around until you’re dizzy. It wasn’t long wading through the tents and stalls of vendors selling arts and wares until we found the sheep!
So Many Types of Sheep
I always knew there were black sheep and white sheep, and white sheep with black faces, but I never ever realized how many types of sheep there are. The sheep are kept in kennels until their shows begin. Many of them had their prize ribbons displayed on the front of their kennels. Since the sheep are groomed and trained for shows, they’re very friendly and many of them enjoyed being pet. My favorite were the white sheep with black spots. They’re like little fluffy cows!We met up with a few acquaintances we’ve met before and their families. We drank beer and enjoyed strolling around the stalls. I wanted to see a Punch and Judy show at 4 pm, but when we arrived a few minutes before, they had already performed the puppet show 🙁 The puppeteer kindly posed for a photo since I missed the show. It was wonderful to see friends and their families and spend time outdoors (before the rain started). It made me wonder what life would/could be like if we lived over here.