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We travelled across the wonderful scenic countryside of Northamptonshire, to enter a village fun dog show in aid of Dogs Trust …

We arrived early to park close to the dog arena …

… and I was lucky to be able to browse the produce marquee before the area became busy …

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… please come inside …

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The class for one squash or pumpkin …

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Dish of cherry tomatoes …

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Two courgettes …

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Four cooking apples …

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Five different vegetables …

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This dahlia display was from a very young entrant …

… a well-deserved first prize for Beatrice !

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Three different fruits …

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Class for one houseplant …

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Flower arrangement in a boot or shoe …

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Third place was very pretty …

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Lots here ..

… lemon curd, chutney, beetroot, eggs …

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Five scones … six brownies …

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… lovely potatoes …

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… onion quads …

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… half dozen runner beans …

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The competition for the largest leaf !

… the leaves were wide .. and long …

… amazing …

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Back outside I found the Algernon Trust stall …

… animal sanctuary, re-homing centre and wildlife rescue …

Not difficult to guess which item I bought …

… he was sitting there, waiting for me to take him home …

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Meanwhile, the carnival parade had arrived …

… magical witches …

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… wonderland …

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… and a special prize for the best Walking Entry …

… 101 Dalmatians …

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The dog show was well-supported …

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… and the day ended with lots of happy children in an impromptu, energetic tug of war …

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Back home, we’re delighted with our three rosettes from the dog show classes …

… it was a glorious day out …

… lovely friendly, helpful people at the show …

… definitely Northants at its best …

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What a lovely blog. It looked like a great day out and those fruit and veg looked really super. Well done on winning the prizes too. It looked as though you were the only person in the produce tent....What do the boys think to their new doggy friend?

8 Sep, 2013

 

What sort of festival is this? Is it like harvest home?

8 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely blog TT love your new doggy friend (I guessed right!) well done Conker and Truffle you clever boys :o)

8 Sep, 2013

 

It looks like it was a great day out! Well done Conker and Truffle, you both deserve a doggie treat.

8 Sep, 2013

 

Nice to see the winners ... and congratulations to Conker and Truffle for winning too :o)
I'm glad you enjoyed the day ...

8 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Lovely cheerful blog.Thanks.

8 Sep, 2013

 

What an amazing blog, TT! :-)) I was most interested to see the exhibits in the competition for veggies! I feel I could have done better! (don't all we onlookers?) LOL! :-))

Congratulations to Conker and Truffle! :-)) Lovely to see they won prizes & it's really, really great to see them both looking so healthy & happy! :-))

You seemed to have a really great day out!

8 Sep, 2013

 

It looks a really fun show, something for everyone,Congratulations Conker and Truffle..... hope the new pup settled in. xxx

9 Sep, 2013

 

great blog TT and well done Conker and Truffle:))))

9 Sep, 2013

 

Glad you had anice day out, well done Conker and Truffle.. :)))

9 Sep, 2013

 

Hi TT, Conker and Truffle \o/ Nice to see you back on Goy! Glad you enjoyed Northamptonshire, there are some lovely villages around here :o))

9 Sep, 2013

 

A wonderful blog - I felt as if I was there with you in those marquees!

9 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments ..

The marquee produce exhibits were fascinating ..

.. and the fluffy Wire Fox Terrier toy is settling in well ;o)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely blog Tt.Truffle and Conker look so beautifully turned out as always! Has their new friend got a name yet????
Oh, and you're not over feeding him are you???? he looks stuffed!!!

9 Sep, 2013

 

Nice to see you are getting out and about Terra, congratulations to Conker and Truffle for bringing home the rosettes, they look really handsome and very pleased with themselves, looks like a fun day was had by all........

9 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Paul ..
still working on a name for the furry friend ...
Truffle doesn't want to share his Bonios with any new Fox Terriers ;o)

Hi Sue .. thank you ...
yes ... hoping to fit in a few more outings ..

Hello Kat ... thanks .. answering your question ...
This event is a Carnival, incorporating produce grown locally, dog show and parade.

9 Sep, 2013

amy
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What a wonderful day TT .. congratulations to the two top dogs Truffle and Conker will they be training their new friend to go out to shows with them ? :o))

9 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Amy... thanks ...

... the new friend is very good at 'sit,stay'
so he could have a career in obedience shows ;o)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Fun fun fun! Well done to all the winners, especially our 2 favourites :)
Loving the new addition to Team Terra!

9 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Angie ..
Thank you .. I've just introduced Team Terra's new recruit to the MacScarecrows !

9 Sep, 2013

 

I hope they don't lead him astray ;)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Too late ... he's already been coerced ..
Fran has asked for a winter blog featuring the MacScarecrows and the new recruit ... sure they'll all be up to mischief ;o)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Roaring with laughter!
The newest recruit to the MacScarecrows clan didn't take much convincing, I fear.
The 'sit, stay' may have something to do with the clan.
I'd send Conker & Truffle to sniff out for illegal 'stills in the garden! ;-)

9 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Mouldy ..
Thanks for the alert .. you are absolutely right ..
I daren't leave the MacScarecrows alone for more than a few minutes .. ;o)

9 Sep, 2013

 

You know we exiled them, right?
Formenting & fermenting, if memory serves me. Lol.

9 Sep, 2013

 

The Mc Scarecrows have been a bit scary while you were out. They thought they saw a CROW but they wern't quite sure. So they flung themselves into one of your flower beds to hide. They should have crept back out by the time you got back TT. No damage done. Nice veggies and cakes. I wouldn't mind being a cake judge at such a show....YUM YUM.

9 Sep, 2013

 

You obviously enjoyed your day out and Conker and Truffles are still in top form judging by the rosettes, well done.

9 Sep, 2013

 

looked like an excellent day out, with bonus rosettes, well done!

lol I had to read one pc twice: first time, i was sure the label on the dish said, "india rubber duck eggs" ?????

10 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Fran ... thanks ...
Lol. ... rubber duck eggs ... bouncy ones .. ;o)

Hello Stroller ...
yes the judging was very fair and great fun !

Thank you Dorjac ...
Next year I'll definitely recommend you as cake judge ..
... if those MacScarecrows don't get there ahead of you ;o)

10 Sep, 2013

 

Wow I live near Northampton . You must proud of your dogs. What was the Show Called . First Time I've heard of This .

10 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Lynda .. Thanks ..
... the show was at West Haddon ...
... very friendly people there !

10 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely blog, I really specially enjoyed looking at the produce entries. Sometimes its really hard to know why one gets a first in preference to another. Wonder if anybody guessed wrong about what you bought from the stall...Congratulations to the Team on the rosettes - but its no less than we would have expected after all!

11 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing, TT. Your blog was very interesting.

12 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Stera ..
Everyone guessed the fluffy Wire Haired Fox Terrier !
I have him sitting next to me on the table here ..

Yes, interesting on which entries are placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, whether in produce, dog shows or any other competition .. Lol.

Thank you Sixpence 48 ...
The day was very happy and full of fun. :o)

12 Sep, 2013

 

great blog.. what a lovely day out... :o)

12 Sep, 2013

 

wonderful pleasant blog, very nice pictures, doggies did it for me. Thankyou

13 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely to see all the produce ... and the boys of course! Well done! ... :o)

14 Sep, 2013

 

Well done TT a great blog as always!
Really enjoyed it thanks.

15 Sep, 2013

 

Looks like it was a fantastic show, and great to see Conker and Truffle with their prizes too, hope they got some nice doggy rewards too ;0))

15 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks to all for your kind comments ...

Shirley ... it was fascinating seeing the produce and which were the winners !

Tony .. thank you ..
...nice to see you back on GoY :o)))

15 Sep, 2013

 

TT, thank you for an interesting read. I love the pretty flower arrangements in vass and boots. I hope that you enjoyed the day. It really shows that we just love being creative in our gardens; which is nice. :)

26 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks GMrainbow ...
It was a very memorable and happy day ..
in the winter months I always look back fondly on the sunny days I enjoyed at charity dog shows and fĂȘtes :o)

29 Sep, 2013

 

I must have missed this somehow,Terra..we were away at the time,but I see Carole was more alert than me,with a comment :o)
I love the boot and shoe arrangements..Glad you all had a lovely day out..hugs for Truffle and Conker :o) x

30 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Sandra ..
Glad you like this blog ... we very much enjoyed the day and I'm pleased I have the photos to look back on. :o)

2 Oct, 2013

 

What a wonderful day you all had TT. I thought you'd choose the cuddly dog...! Well done to Conker and Truffle... Didn't they do well???!!! :o)))

10 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Tracey ..
Thanks ..
yes ... the cuddly dog has settled in well here ...
Conker and Truffle thoroughly enjoyed themselves :o)))

11 Oct, 2013

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