Localisims 2014

1// A sheep in the animal nursery
2// Side show ally, baby
3// Checking out the cows on show
4// Must have Lions Club raffle tickets (cleaned up this year and won onions x2, potatoes x2, potted plants x2, bulbs x2, socks and a doll)
5// Biggest pumpkin growing competition. This years winner was a whopping 249kg. That's a whole lot of pumpkin soup.

As I mentioned in my post last year the Local Agricultural Show is a must do around these parts. You do a big lap, past the animal nursery, wood chopping, side show ally, the chickens, the hall full of crafts/flowers/cooking/homegrown veggies and back to the start to pick up your Lions Club tickets and a show bag at the end. Novices amongst us have cashed in our Lions tickets straight away and end up carrying their bags of heavy bags around for the rest of the day. 

There are not many traditional agricultural shows left like these and I think we are blessed to still have one in our community. It's all very CWA.

This year the poultry showing shed had burned completely to the ground two weeks prior to the main event. Devastating for the bird showers and viewers in our community.

In keeping with tradition it showered on the day. It has often been suggested that the show should go on tour to drought ridden communities to relieve them.

I was surprised to stumble along a piece of my daughters art work in the main hall. The piece completed at school and she had neglected to inform the parental to keep their eyes out for it.

The highlight for me was the size of the winning pumpkin (my little girl standing in front of winner in the photo for size comparison). Astounding.

Yet another good day at our local agricultural show. Nice one small towns x

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.