|Some of the lucky entries|
Another year - another show and a few more family successes this year! See link to photos of other family members, their triumphs and attempts!
|Home produce, bar & lunch venue|
It was a surprise to win anything vaguely horticultural as having just been away, it was luck and no preparation whatsoever. The Dahlias were just picked at random that morning and then I broke the head of the very best specimen! The rose had been in the fridge for 4 days and the Begonia was one I propagated last year and snatched from the conservatory. As for beans, they were what was left after 2 weeks absence and lack or water. Lots of luck and no skill - unlike cake and bread making! The photo categories were very difficult and 'sunsets' was the only class for which I had lots and then I couldn't
|A 2 year old shire|
make up my mind! Anyway it was another lovely day dry with the smell of freshly turned earth in the air and the very special treat of a Spitfire demonstrating barrel rolls and loops over Shelsley - not to mention a most excellent roast pork lunch! The only disappointment was the fact that, despite the presence of a well turned out pair of Shires, there wasn't a single horse actually ploughing this year - sniff! Everyone I spoke to were all of the same opinion and all felt that it was a real shame. Anyway, it was back to work and mowing when we got home and dark when we called it a day and went indoors - with a 6.30am start: another long but successful day!
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