We visited the sheepdog and falconry display at Borough Farm (again - we went last year) twice during the last couple of weeks. The first evening was one of torrential rain and the display was held undercover. At least we were undercover - the dogs and the shepherd worked in the rain. We were warmly welcomed and although there was only a few who braved the rain it was fun evening, well presented and thought out. It began with the bird display, although they didn't want to play too much undercover, which was very interesting and very good. The sheepdogs followed with the sheep and then with some Indian runner ducks - with a mind of their own. Full marks to Alfie who kept them under control. Lots of interaction with the audience and involvement of the children who were there. At the end of the evening Mist was brought out to say hello and for photos.
The second evening was a lovely warm summer's evening and the display was held outdoors. Again a fun evening following the format of the previous week and it was lovely to see the birds in flight enjoying the open air and the sheepdogs with a larger area to work in. The last part of the show with the shepherd sending two dogs out to the horizon to gather a flock of 600 sheep and bring them back was quite breath-taking. Mist again made an appearance for the children to cuddle and photograph.
A Shepherd's hut served teas and coffees and the most delicious cakes you can imagine.