As the children get older and home work commitments become more pressing, we are hoping to slowly ease away from some of these outside endeavours to focus more closely on issues closer to home. Like fencing. And spraying lantana. And making hay. And possibly getting a BAS in on time.
One committee though that we hope to remain involved with over years to come is the CQ Carcase Classic, a competition that really encompasses all that our industry is about. BEEF.
Last night's Presentation Dinner was a fitting culmination to a great competition. Competitors put forward their cattle, who are processed through our local Teys plant, and carcases scored on various attributes including weight for age, eye muscle area, fat coverage, meat and fat colour.
With a lucrative prize pool up for grabs, it's an exciting night, with only us select few aware of the results beforehand.
Matthew and I had the task of producing these trophies this year, awarded to class winners and given to our sponsors as a gesture of the committee's appreciation.
Fortunately, wet weather for the past month has allowed plenty of shed-time.
Amazing what can be done with some old rosewood and a stirrup iron.
Of course it was yet another excuse to pull out my now favourite dress. Just add castanets.
And of course I didn't realise until uploading this picture, that my husband was doing 'rabbit ears'.