We held our annual Pet Day on Friday, 28 October.
In the two weeks leading up to Pet Day, the children had worked hard making artwork and craft exhibits for competition. Then, on the day, we had a great turn-out of school families and local home schooling families, with more animals for show than we have seen for several years; calves, lambs, goats, dogs, and an assortment of rabbits, guinea pigs, and chooks.
The rain held off just long enough for the animal judging, and then we beat a quick retreat inside for a hot sausage from the BBQ, a cup of tea and scones, and time to admire the wide array of beautiful craftwork on display; art work, handwriting, floral compositions, poetry, and cooking.
We were very grateful to local farmer, Tony Hargreaves, for being our animals judge again this year, and to Suzanne Partridge for organising the animals competion. Thank you, too, to craft judges; Jo Warahi [art], Heather Burnan and Tania Thomas [craft & floral displays], Jan Marie [cooking], and Rebecca Pennefather [handwriting and poetry].