Kumeu a&p show march 2007
A&P show is an annual event held early March. This year we went to have a
look on the Saturday afternoon. It’s a huge venue and there is lots and lots to
see and do. So this year we gave the animals a miss as well as the horses and
the dog training and the sheep shearing and the Scottish dancing and and ....and. Yes we could have spent two days
easy. However this year just a bit of a relaxed walkabout and some time spent
at the wood chopping event.
is very, very serious. Total concentration. And not just to avoid all sorts of
steel flying about and honed to such an edge, that if it should by chance pass
though your neck, your head would still be on your torso wondering what
happened. E.g. the saws get oiled and oiled again with a small brush and all its
teeth checked over and over. The fingers stroke the blade with more sensitivity
than possibly accorded to the loves of their live. And kept in the sun to warm
up and then covered to stop getting to warm and so on. An axe is not just an
it was a great and yet very relaxed atmosphere and enjoyable afternoon.
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