Sunday, January 29, 2006

Show Time

Bungendore is a small town of about 2000 people some 20 minutes drive from Canberra. Today was Show Day. For such a small place they put on an excellent show featuring alpacas, cattle, dogs, rabbits, horses, goats, poultry, snakes, sheep, a farmyard nursery, craft and produce, including vegetables, cakes & biscuits, and beer. There was the usual collection of sideshows, stalls, and fun for the kids. Whilst the number of entries was relative to the population, the quality was very good. Congratulations, Bungendore.

Craft,Posted by Picasa

Flowers, Posted by Picasa

and Beer.Posted by Picasa

Not sure who is the more entertaining, the dogs or their owners. Posted by Picasa

Old engines running on good care and love.Posted by Picasa

The man needs a cuppa (and two of the three scones). Posted by Picasa

Jerseys. Posted by Picasa

Herefords. Posted by Picasa

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Galloways. Posted by Picasa

Horses, horses and more horses. Posted by Picasa

Angora Goats. Posted by Picasa

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Children enjoying the Farmyard Nursery. Posted by Picasa

Sheep. Posted by Picasa

Sideshow Alley.Posted by Picasa


Calidore said...

There is nothing better than a country show, and this one seems to be thriving. Poor Richard does look in desperate need of a cuppa - I hope he got a scone too.

PS Where are the pictures of you dear Alice - Richard and the children are stealing the

Motherkitty said...

What fabulous pictures. Thank you for posting them. Aren't digital cameras wonderful? The pictures of all the animals were great, and I especially liked the one with the quilting.

Good show. Almost like being there (except for the smells and sounds)

Sandy said...

What a fabulous way to spend the day! Handsome heifers and horses....right up my alley. Today it was sunny for a little bit,so a good day all in all!

Wendy A said...

Love the horses and sheep. The dog people are always the best for entertainment. Nothing like a country fair.

judypatooote said...

It looks like our county fair.... i do love going to them....and seeing the animals up close.....I especially love the kettle corn....ummmm.......GREAT PICTURES ALICE....

Kerri said...

Thanks so much Alice for taking us all to the show. It really is just like being there. Your pictures are so wonderfully alive! Love the cattle and other animals. Ross will be so interested to see those cows. I love craft shows, but that's another story! As Calidore said....where are the pics of you??

Zoey said...

What an enjoyable day you must have had. It's been a long time since I went to an event like that. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hi Alice... Loved my visit to Bungendore Show (great name too). It was good to enlarge the craft stall and take a closer look, some nice tapestry work there. Marion

ms*robyn said...

I love the country shows! Thanks so much Alice, those pictures were great.

Flossy said...

Reminds me of our country show! Lovely pictures, thanks Alice :)

jellyhead said...

Great snaps Alice! My favourite is 'sideshow alley' - the colours are so bright.

Takoma Gardener said...

Fabulous photos and thanks for the virtual tour. I wish you could just beam me up and I'd be there for a visit in person. Susan

susan said...

Are any of your handiworks there? Love the pictures of the mountains in the background of the horse pictures. thanks for sharing.

shellyC said...

Show looks great and will remember it for next year.....looks far more appealling than the Canberra show.