Sunday, March 7, 2010

Longford Harvest Festival

You may recall that before we left the Sunshine Coast, we 1 week collecting yellow flowers on our tent in the backyard of a friends house at Eudlo Flats. These good friends, John and Lyn Hobbs, are travelling Tasmania in a motorhome for 3 weeks. They managed to catch up with us in Poatina where we came to spend some time with Barbara (another friend from the Sunshine Coast).

Barbara told us that the Sunday service would not be held in Poatina this weekend, but that it would be held in nearby Longford followed by the harvest festival. We all decided we should go to this local event.

Daniel, Lyn Hobbs, Karen, John Hobbs, Josie, Leisl, Connor, Rosa
Josie, Barbara, Leisl, Connor, Rosa

There were all kinds of market stalls, a dog show, activities including hay bale rolling, all sorts of food and dancing. Good clean family fun!

We soon found ourselves walking on stilts and trying to wiggle hula hoops………

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There was a display with a guy carving a log of wood with a chainsaw. He started with a tree trunk, and whilst we didn’t see the final product, it did become very obvious what this was to become.



It was amazing to watch this man carve 5 kookaburras from a log of wood, using only chainsaws.

He had a catalogue of items that he had previously made, and the quality of the carving was incredible.

We had a great day, and farewelled John and Lyn as they headed north to Stanley and the north east coast.

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