I was so excited to go to the Royal this year!! I have been to the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair before, but I don't remember it at all. I have a sneaking suspicion that's because I was two years old at the time. I went down again a couple days ago and it was a lot of fun. I have farming aspirations and loved seeing the different breeds of animals up close. The fair was geared more towards "city folk" but there was plenty to hold my attention. I took a lot of photos and thought I would share a few of my favourites. Warning: This is a very, very photo heavy post!
But first, my outfit! I wore a blouse based on a 1940s design, which I made during the summer. I paired it with a thrifted navy skirt, warm stockings, a wide belt, and a blue three-stranded necklace (made by me). On my feet I wore my riding boots (I don't actually ride anymore, I just like the boots). I'm glad I wore the boots since some parts of the fair were a little *ahem* "messy".
Now on to the fair!
|You have no idea how much I want chickens. As soon as I move to an area that will allow |
them, I'm buying myself a small flock!
|I realize it looks like a giant puff ball, but this is actually a Silkie. This is a type of chicken I've wanted|
for a long time. They are so fluffy and supposed to be very gentle birds.
|I love the feather pattern on this bird. It almost looks like polka dots.|
|I just had to feed the alpaca at the petting zoo. Unfortunately the goat kept shoving the sweet|
little alpaca out of the way!
|A spinners dream: massive pile of award winning fleeces.|
|This angora bunny was the softest animal I have ever felt.|
|These sheep had slightly more stylish outfits.|
|My one purchase of the day. I love getting yarn as a souvenir. It's a sock yarn in a alpaca/merino blend.|
I resisted the urge to post all 200 chicken photos. You're welcome.
Attending the fair only reaffirmed how much I want to move out to the country, and how much I don't want to work in the city. We are starting the property search once again this weekend, and checking out a few places. We were bitterly disappointed about the last property we saw and almost bought, so a rest was needed to get over the heartbreak. However, I am now looking forward to again searching for the perfect country property. And getting some chickens...