July 13, 2012

Country Fun

Living in a country town allows us to enjoy several events during the year.

A time to let our hair down, to dress up, or wear our Akubras and western shirts without looking like we just rode in to town on a horse.

We like to start off the yearly festivities with our annual Kindergarten Ladies Race Day.  Held in May, the local girls get all frocked up and party like there's no tomorrow.

We don't get out much....

Complete with prizes, cowboys and footballers auctioned off as waiters, and plenty of bubbly, the day usually begins quiet enough but finishes at the pub dancing to a live band.

As one does.

We then have a wonderful event in June called the Mount Larcom Show....a traditional country show full of everything.....country.

Cows, horses, displays featuring jam, cakes and crafts, food, kids rides, a motorbike display, wood chopping, chain saw somethinging, poultry for sale and fireworks.  It gets better and better every year.

Of course in September, we have the Rodeo.  I get to wear my Akubra, my boots and my pink western shirt and I blend right in.  We usually go early and get a good spot next to a haybale where we can see the action.  Food, drinks and a live band make us want to leave the kids at home.

Our year is finished in blazing fashion with the Boxing Day Picnic Races.  We take chairs, or a blanket or a tent, like my friends do, and we enjoy some horse racing while chasing the kids around and watching the fashion parade.

Food and a live band is enjoyed by all....(we really love our live bands here)....

I love that we have enough wonderful things to do without having to go into "town"....

I love that we are a community, we are friends, and it is safe....

My country town.....I adore xo


12 comments:

Dorothy Krajewski said...

Looks like fun :)

I wonder what country-type activities I might find around here. Although, I think our town might be too big for such country-type shenanigans...

Farmers Wifey said...

Look...it will amaze you what you will find....hope all is going well for you in your new diggs xo

Jim said...

Hi Michelle! I was 'ordered to come and meet you by 'pushy Sophie' aka Ron!
I know what you mean about communities....they are integral to our well-being.

Jim said...

Wouldn't you know it! I already follow you! There you go....an extra follower just because you deserve it!! lol

Farmers Wifey said...

Well hello there Jim!

Thank you for visiting, Miss Sophie can be very persuasive xoxo

kat - The Organised Housewife said...

My kids will have a blast here!!

Farmers Wifey said...

The kids love the "social life" here, lots and lots to do xox

Mum on the Run said...

What a fantastic feeling around each event.
I love your slice of country life.
:-) x

LisaW said...

Sounds like fun to me Michelle!! Living in a small city, there are plenty of community events...I just never have time to attend them! Must make time.

Norlin said...

Looked like you had a lot of fun Michelle! Love it when a community gets together to create a nice rapport. :)

Farmers Wifey said...

Lovelies, it's wonderful to have a strong, supportive community....xo

River said...

It makes me want to live in a country town......almost. I don't think I could give up Adelaide now.