Hannah’s school is putting together a display for the show. It is the year of the farmer, and so the theme is agriculture in the local area. Being that it is an agricultural show, I am not sure how this theme differs from every other year. Hannah has been researching pig farming with her partner. She volunteered to do pigs on the basis that we have 2 pigs and so might know something about them… a basis that it turns out, is useless.
She is also keen to put together some entries for the show. She is doing some art work, which must have a green theme, and is considering making a “fairy garden in a saucer”.
Meg is keen to enter something too, so I have suggested she enter the preschool horticulture section:
“A collections of twigs and seeds from the garden, arranged on cardboard, A4 size and held in place with glue or blue tack”. My kids have been doing this for years, and I didn’t realise they could win ribbons for it (so many wasted opportunities).
I was thinking about cooking something (there is a $10 prize for best banana cake – don’t get too excited), but think I might leave it until next year. Miss Show Girl is probably out of the question for me on a number of fronts too.
The girls are busy counting their money and dreaming big about how they can spend it. I know Toby is going to love the animal displays, the sheep dog trials, and the antique tractors. So the whole family is looking forward to the weekend.
Unfortunately when I think of country shows, I think of the Vicar of Dibley… so here’s a clip to keep you giggling. I’m half hoping that it is just like the Dibley Fair, and half hoping it is not!
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