Monday, March 17, 2014

OUR WORLD - Show Time


Last Saturday it was yet again time for our local Mt.Pleasant 
Agricultural Show
one of the major regional shows in the state

camel rides wove their way around the booths
as well as pony rides


side-show alley was a little quiet and looked a little worn
although the children enjoyed the rides


dahlias in the show pavilion were spectacular as were some of 
the paintings and farm produce as well as cakes in all categories


my grandson-in-law was a star in sheep shearing, winning the
seniors section as well as coming second in the open against
the top shearers in the state 

(grandma-in-law proud as Punch)


and wouldn't you know it?
a lot of bull!

The others were being judged in the background and dwarfed by 
this huge beast


though the day was grey and troubled by a cold, gusting wind that
peppered one with flying sand,
a great day was had by all.

Linking with OUR WORLD

28 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fun day ~ despit the flying sand.
    Whoa ~ that is a lotta bull. lol
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    1. It surely was Willow, although I got chilled through and now have a sore throat.

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  2. Sounds like a great time.. Congrats to your grandson-in-law..I love the dahlias.. That is a big bull. This show reminds me of our state fair that we have in the fall. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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    1. Hi Eileen, the equivalent of your state fair is our state show which is in spring . In the autumn we have our regional shows and our's is the biggest of those.

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  3. hooray for your family sheep-shearer! :)

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  4. I thought, "How can this be Arija's blog if there are camels - has she gone to the Sahara?" I just love Dahlias and the ones you've shown look like prize-winners. Glad to see you have a Champion in the family!

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    1. Barb, I've shown camels in the wild before. Considering we have the only disease free wild camels in huge numbers in our drylands and even the Arabs buy them from us for camel racing, it's not really surprising. The camels were brought in in the early days by Afghan camel drivers for carting good around the hot parts of the country and since the motor car came in, they have been set free in the desert and have become a threat to the sparse native vegetation there.

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  5. What a wonderful day out Arija ... there's nothing quite compares with Country Shows and yes! sometimes side-show alleys could do with a smarten up. Well done to your grand-son in law for his wins in the shearing category.

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    1. Thanks Dianne, we certainly had a good day. Luckily I could get out of judging so I could watch the shearing.

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  6. Oh, a wonderful day indeed, Arija!! What great fun for everyone!! Thanks so much for sharing that fun with us!! I love it!!!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia, fun is there to be shared.

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  7. I do love the agricultural shows. The flowers and the preserves are often amazing. Thanks for the reminder.

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  8. Great show. Congratulations to the family on winning.

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  9. Classic country show - they are always a good source of things to eat and photograph.

    I agree about the building in my post this week - it looks like the long section of the cross is being driven into the Earth - it looks violent to me. I find the symbolism of the whole building unsettling, but given the country of origin of most of my "viewers" I decided not to say all I think!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. There is always lots to see at a show. Congratulations to your grand-son-in-law for the win. Is he a shearer by trade? Have a wonderful week. I am not sure if I got back to you after you visited my blog last week - sorry - I got behind!

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  11. A great way for a community to get together and share their talents.

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  12. Just like our local agricultural show here Arija - ours is held on the last Saturday in August - just up the lane from our farm. Everything looks pretty similar apart from the camels!

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  13. Looks like a fun day out. We have plenty of agricultural shows here - but no camels!

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  14. Hi,Arija. There are very interesting shows in your Agricultural show. Your grandson-in-lawa is very cool. Dahlia flowers are very beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That certainly was a wonderful occasion, Arija! I hope you'll have a great week too!

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  16. This looks great fun. In Oregon this is similar to what we'd call the annual County Fair ... there is animal judging and contests, flowers, veggies and canned goods, baking contests etc etc. We haven't been for several years but used to go every summer and loved it so much. So here in Florida they had a county fair this month and we decided to go and it was nothing but a stupid carnival and sideshow. I felt so cheated.

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  17. Oh and congrats again to your talented gs-in law!

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  18. Great shots. I always enjoy the agricultural show at our State fair. I haven't been in recent years but the crafts and agriculture part with all the animals were the only reason I went to the fair after my daughter got too old to want to go with her parents.

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  19. Congrats to your grandson-in-law, well done. Looks like everyone had fun.

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  20. We have always enjoyed attending fairs of any sort, whether in areas we were living in or while on our travels.

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  21. Congratulations to your gandson-in-law. That is so cool.

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