Well friends, our local Show (The Robertson Show) is done and dusted for another year and seeing as it was perfect weather (and results) I thought I better share some of the highlights with you. This year I decided to defend the 2016 Preserves Champion with the pickles cucumbers, the Date loaf that won a few years back and had never had a ribbon since, and to go rogue into a whole new category “Decorative”. I do love a challenge, and whilst I read the rules incorrectly and though I could only enter 2 sections (it was actually 2 arrangements max PER section) I was thrilled with my entries.
I give you (whispers)….AUTUMN GLORY.
And Dining table arrangement (no taller than 9 inches)…
I had so much fun doing these and can’t wait to further expand in this category next year.
The pickles and date loaf were standard and off they were dropped to the pavilion before we arrived first thing Friday morning for the Cow judging (Mags) and to see how we went!
Maggie really got to enjoy the show this year, helped by her passion for cows and the fact that there were MANY of them for her to look at and enjoy.
I was more excited about checking out the Pavillion to see how we went!
First of all….to the flowers! Blue and BLUE. Stoked!!!
Then to the preserves cabinet…a blue again and one for Rob and his tomato sauce! First blue for Rob too – very exciting!
The date loaf victory was a hollow one…the only one entered! But another blue. I’ll take it!
We were back Saturday afternoon as I had a chance to hit the main arena and get some action on the microphone. It was wrangling kids and adults in various games and events that involved pegging and rolling potatoes at objects, but my gosh I had fun!
Before the Demo Derby, hay stacking, ute pulling etc. Good old fashioned family fun. Nothing like it!
Check out the handiwork of my mates…Mrs Munro outdid herself with a potato basket and a completely bonkers tea cosy! God love her! Ribbons all over the place!
And my other mate Zoe who got the President’s encouragement award. So proud of you darls!
It was a fabulous event, filled with so much fun for everyone and some really great results. Rob and I were stoked with our ribbons…and for me a handy little prize money amount!
Next year we have decided to get more organised and really study that guide to tackle some new categories and defend our honour. These lovely country shows are such a wonderful way to keep traditions alive and I am thrilled that I have had the chance to keep them going through our own efforts in our little family.
Do you visit or enter local country Ag shows?
What’s your favourite thing about them?