Kumeu AMP Show

Now this is what you call a 'pumpkin'

Now this is what you call a ‘pumpkin’

Don’t know about you, but I love AMP shows. Our local  Kumeu show each year is fab. Lots of wonderful animals and chooks, farm machinery and toys to buy for the property … bloke things. Sheep shearing, wood chopping and produce competitions – wonderful stuff. Oh and the opportunity to buy more daffodil bulbs which I do each year. Heaven only knows how I will get them in the ground though, as it is literally ‘rock hard’. Think it might be a May activity!

Very proud owners ...

Very proud owners …

So, the farmers and lifestyle block owners take their prize stock to the show and parade these gorgeous looking beasts about. Others are left in pens or similar looking splendid being the best of their specific breeds, with their owners ever hopeful that ‘they’ will be awarded with the red ribbon or card stamped with ‘first’.

Australorp rooster ... handsome chap

Australorp rooster … handsome chap

Chooks and roosters, ducks with tassels and ducklings for sale. Not as many on display as previous years and only one Kune pig with her bunch of rather hungry piglets. She was surrounded by kids, cameras and me or course. Do I want a pig? You bet!

Lunch time for the team ..

Lunch time for the team ..

Yes it is a great event, with vege & fruit competitions, cake displays and who can grow the best dahlia.

I enjoyed a beaut coffee, thought about eating a bucket of chips but didn’t (yay) but did share a whitebait fritter with hubby, and it was damned fine too!

A day for the family, with the usual carnival rides … horse events and the most amazing weather!

3 thoughts

  1. Aaaaah, the Kumeu show – have fond memories of taking the kids there when we lived down the road. When are you entering some of your fine produce? There’s gold right there 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Behind the White Coat

Beats a real human heart...

XDrive

driven by passion

Slamseys Journal

Modern Country living

LotsaSmiles Photography

Photography at its most candid

P N C O

Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Michelle Lunato Photography

Finding the Art in Ordinary

sprout & sprig

A new life on an old farm

* I s T A n b u L Y *

The city, Istanbul, and Nature

Black and White Shots of Nia

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant

The Snow Melts Somewhere

Travel photo blog - travel stories and dreamy images

herschelmann fotografie blog

einige mehr oder weniger tolle ideen um die fotografie

%d bloggers like this: