The market itself was quite interesting. We were there on a slow day of only pedigree sheep sales, but that meant we got to explore the holding and transport areas more thoroughly without risk of being trampled! I did learn the hazards of talking too aggressively with my hands, though. While innocently discussing with a classmate how the show pen expands to accomodate cattle, I made a two-handed gesture that got me into the bidding on a Zwartbles lamb! Luckily, the other girls I were with realized the auctioneer had motioned to me and silenced by hands before I raised the bidding even higher! I had raised the bidding up to £230...and the sheep sold for £240, so I would have been in trouble if someone else didn't raise the ante!
|View of Stirling, Scotland. Wallace Monument on the hill in the background.|
|Old graveyard beneath Stirling Castle...Scotland has some of the coolest graveyards!|