A & P Show

In case you’re not a Kiwi, A & P stands for Agricultural and Pastoral, and it’s basically a farming affair. But these days everyone likes to come and enjoy the fun. A wonderful sunny day brought happy crowds to the Masterton Show.

Picnickers

Picnicking under the trees

All sorts of things were being sold and demonstrated in those tents.

Blacksmith

A blacksmith showed his skills

There were many and varied competitions –

Equestrian

Equestrian

Many kinds of livestock - this kind interests us particularly -

Many kinds of livestock – this kind interests us particularly

Wool (such tempting fleeces!) -

Wool (aren’t these tempting!)

Flowers

Pretty flowers

Some of our members did very well –

knitting

and there was some lovely knitting

skeins

The judge was impressed with the quality of the handspun skeins

knitting

More successful knitting …

Weaving

… and some beautiful weaving.

Congratulations to Marion, Wendy, Liz, Jutta, Lynette and Josie!

Some people are good at other things too –

Doll

Elizabeth’s cute doll won a first prize

Vegetables

… and Josie’s vegetables were unbeatable.

We demonstrated our crafts, too –

Weaving

Liz brought a rigid heddle loom

Spinning

and here’s Margaret showing a fascinated audience the finer points of spinning.

All in all, a very successful day!

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