The farmers’ grandkids are visiting. There’s always lots of excitement when they first arrive and connect with the animals, the four-wheel bikes and their local cousins, in that order. I think the grandparents are just sort of there. The kids are not old enough yet to work out why the older generation are there. In time they will.
The busy build up to the agricultural shows keeps all the kids and the adults occupied. The farm hands make the finishing touches to the show animals. That is when the barns turn into beauty parlours for four-legged woolly creatures and the stock men become designer beauticians.
Nearly all agricultural shows have now been and gone for this year and the weather has been good for them. When there are pleasant show conditions, it brings out lots of visitors to the show ground. It can be a great family fun day.
The big Regional show is next on the agenda. The farmers will take their prize-winning animals to this show. The preparations will all begin again. It’s a long day for everyone, as there is a lot of travelling to the regional show. The visiting grand-kids will not be so involved with the build up for the big show, as it is likely they will be disappearing to help out on a food stand at it, their own immediate family will be presenting.
And so the school holidays will pass…….