Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Celtic Festival--Part Two

One more animal is the star of the show: Fairlight Jasper--he was all over people just wanting one more scratch, one more chin rub--please! He had been sheared just a few weeks before the festival so was a good comparison to my two in fleece lambs, and Angus (his stall mate) who had about a three month fleece growth.

Next we have the telephone pole toss, um, I mean the Caber Toss. These are a series of pictures, unfortunately not of the same fellow, depicting the steps. It was very hard to get a picture of the pole as it was tossed! It blows my mind that they do this anyway. Even if I by some miracle got it the pole off the ground, it would surely topple over and kill me.

Here are two kilted fellows strolling along, deep in conversation. Not sure what that is on the ones shoulder. An arrow pouch perhaps? Surely it's not camera bag or something modern like that?

And I couldn't resist one more of the wolfhounds. Laughingly enough they call one of the four dogs 'the little one' because he is slightly smaller than the others.

Here come The Kilties! They are an all girl marching band and do a very fine job!

Lastly here are a couple photos of the clans. There were more clans of course, but I won't make you look at all of them!

All in all a nice way to pass the day. This year I again had fish n chips for lunch (and they were mighty good and maybe just a little (lot) greasy)! I also had a pastie which I took home to eat. I mistakenly thought it was a sweet treat, but instead it was a delicious little meat pie, about the size of a muffin. As usual I also bought a plate size shortbread cookie and three small springerle cookies, all of which I took home to enjoy later. Food was my only purchases of the day, since the coffee was free! ;-)

I'm thinking next year I might bring sheep and a collie(s)...but until then, sheep need to be halter broken (and socialized), collie puppies need to be born, and I need to get busy making some woolly crafty items!


Laura said...

You gotta love a man in a kilt. My schedule has had conflicts for the last couple of years, so I've missed the local ones - dang!

Great pictures, and the wolfhounds were pretty neat!

I have a recipe for the big shortbread - email me and I'll send it to you.

Vicki Lane said...

I'm with Laura - there's something about a man in a kilt -- as long as he has decent calves.

Looks like a fun day!

Tina T-P said...

Looks like you had a splendid time - and good weather for it too! T.

Star said...

I think you did a great job with the photographing of the pole. Those things weigh such a lot! Loved your pictures and smiled when I read about the pies with the savoury fillings. We eat a lot of savoury pies over here!
Blessings, Star