So last weekend we had another of my favourite events in the young farmers calendar; the county rally. The event is made up of lots of competitions between the different county clubs. Not just farming related competitions (tractor handling and sheep sheering) but also random competitions such as blind folded driving, obstical races and arts & crafts.
This years float theme was films, we opted for 'Pirates of The Carribean' and took on the challenge of building a ship. The hard work paid off, the float looked amazing and we came 2nd overall. We definitely entertained the audience with our vocal renditions of the Pirates of the Carribean theme tune followed by 'Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life for me' they may not have appreciated us singing it on repeat the entire time but we had fun...
Most of my entries were for the exhibition tent which you get to make beforehand.
I was stoked to win all of my competitions. Including a water colour painting of farming machinery (pictured above) (note the personalised number plate). How many items in a match box (I managed 215, I'm fairly sure this is some kind of world record!) and the one I'm most proud of the cookery competition to display and make a meal from a left over Sunday roast.
Cauliflower cheese and bacon quiche. I don't cook very often but when I do it's always a surprise how good it actually tastes. Here's the Reciepe.
Olive bread for the stuffing and chicken sandwiches (with rhubarb chutney)
This bread was so good even Hovis were impressed! Here's the recipe if you want to give it a try!
So all in all a very successful weekend, not only was this the first win since I've been in the club but this is also my final year of competing, now I'm no longer classed as a 'young farmer'. As champions of the rally - I can't think of a more perfect finish.