It was however lucky that the rain held off for most of the weekend. I mentioned yesterday that the Somerset Young Farmers had their rally close by over the weekend. Farmer daughter was involved in the setting up and was helping on the day.
I decided to wander along to see what they were all up to. This was a first for me so I wasn't certain what to expect. You can see a few of their antics in my post yesterday too. The theme incidentally as I mentioned then is "Down Under "
A lot of preparation had gone into the youngsters work. There were a lot of skills being exhibited many of which have been passed down the generations and it was good to previous young farmers of all ages on hand to help, advise and judge this new generation of farmers. The more traditional skills included showing stock such as these dairy calves.
A lot of work and ingenuity was being shown on this challenge of building a Sidney Opera House out of pallets. This shows an early and later shot.
Some challenges were of a more frivolous nature such as the Bush Tucker challenge based on a "I'm a celebrity..." style. The delicacies to eat in the shortest time included prunes, olives, anchovies, cockles and edible worms. That is without mentioning chocolate covered sprouts and raw eggs.... Farmer daughter and her friend were up to the challenge.
Not everyone found it so easy.
Everyone was busy. There was a wetsuit challenge.
Preparing a chicken, changing a wheel, archery and cooking.
Tomorrow I will show some of the other fun activities that took part in the field.