Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Royal Winter Fair

John and I had a great time at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair today. It has lots of elements of the Fall Fairs that we experienced in our youth. 
The vegetable competitions for instance  
with the giant pumpkins and squashes 
 and tubers.
This gent was great at presenting his collection of exotic animals. 
The Future of Agriculture won first prize in butter sculpture. 
I liked this charming, standing pig. 
John said this sweet sleeper reminded him of me during one of my afternoon naps. Animal pleasure.
These young men were presenting prize sheep for their photoshoots. 
Don't you love sheep heads and faces?
 Does anybody know the answer? I didn't check. Is this a trick question?
I caught farmers leading their cattle to waiting cattle trucks.
It was the last day of the Royal Winter Fair after all. 
These young ladies were in love with this patient pony. 
 As always we found lovely steeds and riders in the Horse Palace.
After a lovely visit, I led the way home through the Prince's Gate and along Coronation Park.


  1. Wonderful pictures of the fair. I had to know the answer... apparently pigs can drink 14 gallons of water a day! I'm sure that's more than chickens.

    I don't usually quote Churchill but: “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals”

  2. Thanks, Q! Pigs it is! We really didn't know the answer. Love the Churchill quote.