Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Southern Highlands, NSW
Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Monday, 12 March 2012

show time !

 Living in the country means you bend to the season, and many of the annual rituals are a wonderful way for the local community to come together. The annual Robertson Show is such an occasion, where many of the hard working dairy farmers get to see their fellow farmers for a change. Dairy farming is often a lonely occupation.

THEY love it because on days such as this you can see the next generation coming through. Both cows and people !

The show encompasses everything,  cattle, chickens, horses, dogs, vegetables, flowers. It even includes baking, preserving, sewing and crafts.
THEY get thoroughly over-excited in the week leading up to the show, the preparations taking an awful lot of time.
these are HIS apples and grapefruit before cleaning up

and these are HER potatoes - Champion last year, sadly not to be repeated this year .

SHE entered HER hydrangeas for the first time this year

and wound up with the second prize
 Everything is in great good humour, with one exception. The competition in the dahlia section is fierce amongst the dairy farmer's wives - the shed has to be locked the night before judging to avoid any tampering of the exhibits !  THEY were quite sniffy about dahlias, but rather love them now. May be next year as SHE does grow a rather vulgar, rather large orange dahlia.

this is the competition that SHE will be up against

old boys with old toys - the Berrima District Old Machinery Club 
this old engine came from here, Lynwood, (it was made in America in 1926) - it now makes a rather dubious candy floss (never to be eaten)

perfect way to end the day at the show when HE won first prize for HIS grapefruit.


  1. Forget those vulgar dahlias, concentrate on the awesomely beautiful hydrangeas!!! Congrats on 2nd !!

    1. good advice ! when one of them comes up, I'll send you a photo - they are so bad they're great !