Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Weighing Things Up


Serious,  weighing things up, at Hope  Show.

Hope Show 3

Social, chewing the cud

Hope Show 1

Aspirational, a young handler with his cade lamb

Hope Show 20


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “Weighing Things Up

  1. Good pictures, especially the last one. xx

  2. I’ve learned a new word: cade. And what a wonderful photo that is. I see one other fellow in a white coat. Is that traditional for exhibitors?

  3. I hope that we get as good weather for our show at the end of September.

  4. Cade is a new word for me as well. My sheep raising friends in my area often refer to “bummer” lambs which I think may be the same thing.

  5. You have captured the essence of an agricultural show beautifully. Well done!

  6. Nice pic’s – they look very similar (although obviously use a better quality shampoo) to the 50 that have just moved into the field the other side of our hedge – Doug thinks the response to every bleat needs to be a woof.

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