Loaghtan sheep

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This picture was taken up the North of the Island in Jurby and shows another traditional Manx Farmhouse, as you can see the snow is now starting to melt exactly one week after the big snow of 22nd March 2013.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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A Manx Farmhouse in Jurby - © Peter Killey

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Founded in 1881 and originally a water powered mill which is now the last working woolen mill on the Isle of Man, the mill is famous for it’s Manx tartan which is made from the wool of the indigenous Manx Loaghtan Sheep, the river in the image is best known as Salmon River.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Laxey Woolen Mills on Glen Road - © Peter Killey

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We went to the Southern Agricultural Show this afternoon, the sun was shining and it was absolutely jammed packed with people, stalls, animal exhibitions and kids rides and stuff.

I have added nine images which will hopefully give you a feel for all the fun that was going on in Great Meadow, Castletown, which according to the news could be the last year it is held down there due to the lease expiring.

One gripe for us is that all cars were chaperoned into a field opposite Great Meadow where there were literally thousands of cars, however when we came to leave the field it took us 1hr and 10mins to get onto the public highway due to the lack of any traffic management, there were some very unhappy motorists stuck in that field believe me!

Image No 1 shows a traditional Horse and Trap, Image No 2 shows an Indigenous Manx Loaghtan Sheep. Image No 3 depicts a traditional belt driven Bailing Machine, Image No 4 Dog Agility, Image No 5 Castletown Metropolitan Brass Band and image No 6 Daddy can i have a drink of Milk please!! Image No 7 A Shire Horse and colorful plumage, Image No 8 Short legged cows!, Image No 9 A beautifully turned out rider and horse being judged.

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