Last week I made my first ever visit to the annual Lincolnshire Show. I asked my Dad if he wanted to come along with me and so the two of us made our way to the Lincolnshire show ground last Thursday morning. I gave him advance warning I wanted to check out the sheep and he happy obliged!
This was the first time I had seen a Lincoln Longwool sheep in person and they are quite a sheep! You may remember from the feature about Corriedale sheep, that Lincoln Longwool were used in the creation of the Corriedale. You can certainly see why they were used, they are big woolly sheep!
It was really interesting to see the different sheep breeds close up. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust also has a stall where they had other breeds on show including Castlemilk and North Ronaldsay. I loved seeing these in the flesh especially as BritYarn stocks yarn in these breeds (DK in the Castlemilk and Aran in North Ronaldsay).
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