The local show was on over the weekend, and we have emerged triumphant! Well something like that any way. Most of last week was spent preparing our entries for the pavilion. The pavilion is where all the produce, baking, craft, and crops are judged and displayed.
Toby won first place for this wonderful creation:
Hannah did win First prize for her vegetable sculpture. Note how shiny that egg plant is… Country Boy had been planning to enter it in the ‘best egg plant’ category before a certain 8 year old took to it with skewers. To say he was unhappy is putting it mildly!
Hannah also got second for her knitted blanket – just don’t ask me how many entrants there were. (hint: Less than 3). She has already started knitting a scarf for next year!
Meg is the carry over champion of the ‘Fairy Garden in a Saucer’ contest, winning for the second year in a row. I really think that the red play dough sets off the whole garden beautifully!
The hands down winner this year however was Country Boy who entered some photos and some vegetables. He walked away with Best Onions (brown), Best Onions (odourless), Best Beans, Best Long Cucumber, and second in Best Round Cucumber.
He also won Best Black and White photo in show, and Best Local Picture (black and white) for this picture here! Very proud of him.
Unfortunately the photos I planned to enter didn’t arrive in time so I guess I will have to wait until next year.
The girls also entered several other categories but didn’t win – which I was pleased about. It is a great thing to learn to lose sometimes.
I had my students cooking and serving burgers all day, so I didn’t get to spend much time looking around the show, but Country Boy and the kids had a great time looking at the exhibits, watching the shearing and the horse riding, and the girls blew some of their winnings on a show bag (hello sugar overload!).
It is times like showtime which remind me how great it is to be in a small community, and also how important it is to contribute to the community. Without us entering our vegetable sculptures, and fairy gardens, and produce, there is no show. I have a bit of a giggle at the vegetable sculptures etc, but I actually love it!!!