It’s Dorrigo’s annual Show this weekend, so we drove across to visit. Dorrigo is about 110 km (70 miles) east of here. It has a much higher rainfall than us and is a rich, lush agricultural area. Dairy farming is more commonplace than here (we have sheep/wool as a major industry).

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Flies annoy the horse, the tail flicks in response At this time of year, and especially where there are lots on animals around, the flies are thick and annoying. This horse certainly had plenty to say on the matter - it’s tail flicking left and right.

Axes chop at the wooden block Just how quickly can you chop a solid wooden block into two parts? Not very long at all - especially if the axe is sharp.

Horse jumping in the main arena Horse jumping. You’d never get me up in one of those things!

Bull and handler await the judges There were several classes of cattle being judged. The animals and handlers waited patiently for the judges to get around to them.

Two onlookers. The sun was strong so just about everybody was hugging the shade. Those that weren’t in the shade were already an unpleasant shade of pink.

Two oldtimers catch up on the news At the drinks booth, two oldtimers catch up on each other’s news.

November 27, 2004 podcast

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