agricultural fair in Lessay Normandy LOT OF PICTURES §§

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  1. weymard

    weymard Read Only Funster

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    This faire named Holy Cross of Lessay (France) was created in 987 ! From 1000 years many farmers and peasants from west of France go to Lessay. Now During 3 days 450 000 persons come to visit and make business ! Here some pictures, I hope that you will interested even though it is not trucks campers. I took many pictures of horses, in French mind, the American people love the horses !

    7 am, go to the equidaes market
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    the donkey of Cotentin with the cross on the back
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    work horses (but now it is to keep the breed)
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    saddle horse and pretty girl (do not know her )
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    "THE" work horse, the big lord (percheron)
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    other work horse (boulonnais I think, not sure )
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    Now after horse market it is time to eat something ...
    Do you want some bred ???
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    With bred you need a good meat,the tradition requests a lamb of 'salt meadow', the hight tides each month cover the grassy and give an extraordinary taste to the meat ! on 900 (and more ..) yards on your right you have this ...
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    And on your left you have this... bon appétit
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    After coffee and a "little" Calvados (apple alcohol) served in the still hot cup you go to the competition of the best cows (for the standard of the breed)

    A cow of breed "prim holstein"
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    wait to march jury
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    the champion of young Norman breed
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    After a good work, you thought that you need something for wife and house..

    perhaps a new carpet?
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    or new dress
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    or pieces of furniture for the home? (the big US rv is not for sale )
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    or may be some decorative birds ?
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    But maybe your poultry-yard needs novelty? Duck ?
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    cockerel ?
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    Laying hens
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    Gooses
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    But you are hunter ? Perhaps you need a new dog because yours is old and needs a well deserved rest !
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    or jack russel or English setter
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    Pleasure it well, but you need a new materials , maybe a tractor ?
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    or a new trailer ?
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    or a material to work the wood ?
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    or to work but
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    So you work very well ,spent a lot of money and you need an encas for this close of day
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  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You have just cost anyone logging on by dongle a fortune and anyone commenting has to either spend ages deleting all your images or they make things even worse by duplicating the images.

    The way to do it is create an album - go into Media Galery, Albums and Create a New Album, this way those on dongles don't accidentally get stung with a huge bill.

    Quite sight, once we used to have loads of these in GB but not much now.
     
  3. Tantalus

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    Gosh, what an amazing show. We were in Lessay on the Wednesday (the 9th) and guessed something big was being set up. We were impressed with the aire there and would have stayed but wanted to 'get on' to meet a friend further north.

    Thank you for posting the pics.
     
  4. twinlakes

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    Wow that does look huge....love the horses, I'd finish up bringing another home:Wink:

    Guess you had a brill day there, or two.

    We have something like this in Montendre each year - this year 11th + 12 November, all the roads closed traders from all over, farm machines, anything and everything, must take a full day to go round, but not so many horses, think last year only about 30 or so, lots of other animals.

    Will be there this year, looking for a mate for "Bobby"
     
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