The agricultural show is an annual event on the local calendar. It’s a day when the community comes together to celebrate the skills and produce of the local people. Animals are displayed, and ridden. Produce, craft, sewing, baking, flowers, jams, photography, art, as well as wool and grains are all put into competitions. There is something for everyone.
As always, we entered some categories, and had some wins and losses. Country Boy had a very successful year with prizes for his tomatoes, onions, oversized vegetables, capsicums, as well as several photos. The kids had a few wins too. Hannah gained a first for her arrangement of foliage, her painted gumboot, and some of her sewing. Meg received a first for her chocolate crackles, and second for her gumboot (there may have only been two gumboots entered). Toby got a first for his fairy garden in a saucer, and his collage of seeds and twigs. I won two firsts for some photos as well.
After checking out the displays and catching up with friends and acquaintances, we took in the rest of the show. Jumping castles, dagwood dogs and brightly coloured drinks, tractors and farm machinery, working dogs, and show jumping. We headed home in the afternoon, tired, but happy, and proud of our efforts.
Have you every been to a country show?