Great to be back home after a weekend at Yarndale in Skipton. This show was a bit weird with the Saturday being rather quiet for us and then on the Sunday, normally quiet, we were flat out. The show is in the cattle market so noisy concrete floors, no heating and plenty of Yorkshire boarding to let the cold in. Many layers are required, in my case four, plus furry boots.

The weekend before we were at the Somerset Show showing our alpacas. We did well with Champion White Male in the fleece, Champion White Male and Reserve in the halter classes and Best of British bred, Champion White Female, Champion Fawn Female and the Sires Progeny class. It was warm too.

Back on the farm we ate field mushrooms non stop for about a week, soup, risotto etc. etc. They are over now and I am desperately seeking sloes for sloe gin, as directed by eldest son. It is not a good sloe year here and I realise I am going to have to balance on top of the Kawasaki mule to get the ones at the top.

This weekend is full on getting ready for the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London. It is a four day show and opens on Thursday. I love it as it is warm, carpeted, with a white shell scheme that really shows off our yarns. Not forgetting the prosecco bar of course.