February was my consolidating month.
Hope you had a good month of small changes or even just one.
The Uraidla Summertown Show is on tomorrow.
I dropped my blackberry and my apricot jam off today. Entries for Section G - Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Produce.
I confess, I feel a little nervous. Am I so totally out of my league that it will be shameful or do I make quite nice jam but no need to wave it around or what? Takes me back to entering my dahlias as a kid in the Devonport Show in Tasmania. I bet I wasn't as nervous then!
Still, in my jam went.
I like the instructions for Section G. Among other things it says:
Any jams jellies or preserves not collected will be deemed the property of the show committee and eaten with scones and cream or sausages as applicable.
So there you have it. I should maybe have entered my sauce but there is always next year and maybe my ego can only take two dents a year!
So, tomorrow we are off to make a day of it - wood chopping, sheep dog trials, tractors, old weird working machines being looked after by incredibly old fellas, good food, ice cream, hay, filth, hot sun, chooks and ducks and other things to be judged and inspected, eating almost constantly and all that good and proper behaviour at a good and proper show.
The Sustainability Fair is on at the same time at the same location so I am also off to find out how to maximise my orchard and learn all about solar hot water for when our electric one finally gives up.
If you are at all even kind of local Adelaide person - I recommend it! Don't worry about the Royal - this one takes the cake - home made cake of course!
See you there!