One of the things we love about Featherston (there are many) is that within a minutes drive we’re in the country. And one of the best country places to be is the South Featherston School Fair, which we went to on Saturday.
It’s the kind of fair we had as kids (although there was no sand saucer* competition) – raffles, white elephant, secondhand books and calf and lamb competitions.
Tom and I bought raffles (we’re hoping to win the wheelbarrow and gardening vouchers), rummaged around the secondhand stuff, ate bacon and egg sandwich (Tom) and shaved ice (me) then sat in the sun and watched the calf judging.
The calves were beautiful** and one naughty lamb got free of its child owner and ran around the paddock mischievously while we quietly cheered it on.
We returned home with yellow pansies to be potted at the back door and a great pile of rhubarb for stewing.
The fair is around this time every year and well worth a quick visit if you’re over this way.
*At primary school we always entered the sand saucer competition and we almost always made them at the last possible minute before school started. My brother (and probably me) would be running around grabbing stuff from the garden while Mum said, “you should have been doing this last night Jacob.” This was the exact scenario every single year. For at least six years.
**I couldn’t photograph the calves without their child owners and since the photos would end up here I didn’t think that was fair on the kids.