Kanawinkie (kanawinkie) wrote,

Catching Up: Glenreagh Timber Festival!

Oh dear, didn't quite carry on that momentum beyond a week right? Well, that was to be expected, now to hop back into the saddle:

Taken on August 1, 2009. At the Glenreagh Timber Festival, I took my Pa for a morning outting at the country festival. As you can see we got an absolutely drop dead gorgeous day for it.

Glenreagh Timber Festival

It started off with some beautiful Collies showing off some of their herding skills.

Glenreagh Timber Festival
Glenreagh Timber Festival

Although  both Pa and I later agreed that we thought those four sheep were just as trained if not moreso then the dogs themselves. They spent most of the time hanging around the farmer's ankles. Hah!

Glenreagh Timber Festival

The TRUE show of the animals abilities came towards the end when he brought out somewhere between fifteen and twenty dogs to let run around. They went nuts and were running all over the place!
One whistle from them stopped all a nimals in their tracks though, and one by one by name he was able to call them forward and line them up in a "down" position to have a footrace with a bunch of kids. It was amazing to watch!

Glenreagh Timber Festival

Afterwards we headed over to where they would be starting wood chopping heats, as it is a timber festival woodchopping was the highlight of the day.

Glenreagh Timber Festival
(have I mentioned how much I love gum trees?)

Glenreagh Timber Festival

Unfortunatley I only managed to catch a few shots of the guys prepairing their logs for the first heat before my camera battery died(!!) and I didn't have a spare on me(!!!!!)
Foolish, Kate.
Oh well, at least I managed to get a shot of the cute one doing his thing:
Glenreagh Timber Festival

And made sure I got all the important angles...
Glenreagh Timber Festival

*head tilt* Mmm Mmm!! I think I now have a thing for lumberjacks...

Pa and I left around noonish after lunch, I know we were both pretty nervous about heading out together on our own for different reasons, but I'm happy to say it went incredibly smoothly, and we both ended up having a really great time. I'll have to plan more outings with my Pa from now on, I think!

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