So now let's have a quick look at how the Show went for us. Despite thinking our potatoes were not as good as usual, we came away with a 1st and a 2nd, the disastrous onion harvest left us with just five good enough for the small onion class, that were
awarded a 2nd as well. Our carrots were a bit too bent, but our daughter's family had a 1st for theirs, to go with the 1st for their onions and a 2nd for their shallots.
There were a few 1sts, quite a lot of 2nds and some 3rds as well as
lots not placed, but the whole joy of a Show is celebrating your best produce dressed at its best, whatever colour ticket it may have in the end.
We have grown a lot of flowers this season, and the quality of them was well received by the judges.
We had the highest number of points for roses, for other cut flower exhibits and for plants grown in pots, so we had silver cups to bring home, to keep until next year.
Preserves were to the judges taste, with all except for our Clementine marmalade
being placed either 1st or 2nd... our Son-in-Law won a 1st for his Seville Orange marmalade though, so well done to him
And our grand daughters who entered the junior classes had lots of award cards, with Kitty winning the Junior Cup this year, and
Poppy winning the Novice Growers Cup. Good to see them so keen and enjoying their modest financial rewards, which they promptly spent on tombola tickets and cake!