My daughter’s school promotes community service and her year is involved in aid work with a charity for intellectually disabled people. To that end, she and I spent 5 hours today, manning an information booth at the big Spring Show held here in Perth. It was EXHAUSTING, I got to the stage where I would grin and tell people not to ask me questions I couldn’t answer! Still, over the five hours, we only encountered 9 people who were rude, so that wasn’t too bad. The majority of those, refused to believe that we were volunteers and thought paying $1.50 for a showground map was a rort! They were more prepared to pay $$$ to big confectionary companies for their showbags, than $1.50 to the organisation that brought them the Show in the first place- figure that one out!!!
After our shift was finished, we went for a stroll around the showgrounds on our swollen, hot and very sore feet (add to that, my broken toe!), I scratched a few lovely pigs heads and backs, cooed over the baby Nubian and Saanen goats, watched a few bulls being made beautiful for competition, oohed and aahed at the decorated wedding cakes and visited my favourite pavilion- the poultry. Okay, I should clarify; I am not a pigeon, turkey or goose fancier, but I do love chooks 🙂
But for an intelligent eye and a sweet face, I can’t go past these Australorp hens, aren’t they just gorgeous?
This link will take you to info on these lovely birds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australorp
If I wasn’t so tired, I would be at my sewing machine making up a bikini for my daughter, as it is, I am seriously contemplating an early night; back to work tomorrow… zzzzzzzzzzzz