The only part of the show that wasn’t cancelled was the pavillion. For those of you not familiar with agricultural shows, this is the part where locals enter their vegetable, crafts, baking etc. We decided to edge our way into country life slowly, and the girls each entered a fairy garden in a saucer.
On Thursday we went for a walk through the paddock and collected a bucket of various leaves twigs etc, and then we bought them back to the house and sat down for a session of fairy garden making.
Here are the final ‘gardens’. We initially started with sand in the saucer, but quickly swapped to play dough, which has superior holding abilities. Here are the final designs:
On Friday morning I delivered the fairy gardens to the show ground, and then we had to wait until Saturday for the results. When we arrived, the girls found their entries, complete with a blue card in front of both of them, indicating that they had both got first place in their respective competitions (Hannah: infants and Meg: preschool). Admittedly there weren’t many entries, but still they were very excited. We had a look at all the other displays, and then took our two little champions home.