Not always having easy access to entertainment options, we bushies know a thing or two about making our own fun. After weather played a large part in cancelling local events earlier in the year, the P&C took it upon themselves to host a bush bash, providing a venue for the community to come together.
While corned beef boiled over an open fire, guests browsed the stalls of home-baking and crafts.
A myriad of sugar-laden goodies were on offer.
an assortment of jams, relishes and chutneys.
Other treats, not home-baked.
And so with children energy-enriched, we had them sack-racing, three-legged racing and tug-of-warring.
As the dogs who'd been hauled to town for the dog-jumping hit the end of their chains in fear, the kids lined up for a whip-cracking competition vying for the title of loudest cracker or most stylish cracker!
Matthew, as compere of the day, wasn't quite brave enough to let this little fellow crack a feather out of his mouth, instead throwing it in the air and fleeing the scene.
Seven dogs vied for high-jumping championship, with our border collies having trouble matching the ability of the gigantic pig dog who will be heavily handicapped next outing.
Lola, daughter of Fred the Wonderdog ran a very respectable second.
Ruby couldn't match them. More training to come.
With our show being cancelled in April, the students' show work was judged and displayed.
Prize monies were hastily re-invested in lollies.
In line with our bush theme and meal of corned beef, vegetables and white sauce, a damper cooking competition provided not only entertainment, but also an accompaniment to the meal.
Matthew, aka Manu provided much instruction with his best French accent.
Cooked over coals, they were remarkably successful and all used as part of dinner. In Junior MasterChef fashion the kids also had a turn.
By nightfall all that remained was to dance. Exhausted children rallied to perform some bush dances rehearsed at school.
This area was transformed into a crowded dance floor until the wee hours of this morning.
Having only just returned from clean-up duties, we now look forward to our next adventure ... Brisbane here we come.