Ah, sheep. Now where have I seen them before?
The Sheep Northern Ireland (N.I.) event is held every two years at Ballymena Livestock Mart. It was my first time going to Monday 4th July.
I saw breeds I knew, like this Swaledale.
And this Texel.
As well as this Hampshire Down.
The sheep were inside, but it was really hot because it was boiling outside!
There were quite a few crossbreeds there, showing off what would happen if you chose that particular breed and took it home to your own ewes/rams.
Then there were some stranger-looking breeds that I can't remember the names of.
Then there was the most exciting bit, the moment I had travelled an hour and a half to see... the sheepdog auction. Dogs would work in a field in front of bidders and then sold. Prices were poor and few dogs were sold, but I still enjoyed it!
When we'd seen enough, we walked back to the jeep via the dog vans. I spotted a lovely dog sitting next to her owner's vehicle.
Her puppies were being sold that day. So cute!
But alas, I'm not allowed another puppy...