Gidgegannup Field Day fun amid showers

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Chris Cleghorn, centre, of Glenwarlock Dexter Stud, with Christine and Graham McCauley, of Wedgetail Ridge Dexters.
Camera IconChris Cleghorn, centre, of Glenwarlock Dexter Stud, with Christine and Graham McCauley, of Wedgetail Ridge Dexters. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Nursery and Garden Industry chief executive Matthew Lunn with gardening guru Sabrina Hahn.
Camera IconNursery and Garden Industry chief executive Matthew Lunn with gardening guru Sabrina Hahn. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Graeme Burgess, of Maida Vale, with his 1950 David Brown Cropmaster, part of this year's Tracmach display.
Camera IconGraeme Burgess, of Maida Vale, with his 1950 David Brown Cropmaster, part of this year's Tracmach display. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day committee member Penny Morgan and field day president Jennifer Kent.
Camera IconGidgegannup Small Farm Field Day committee member Penny Morgan and field day president Jennifer Kent. Credit: Ann Rawlings

Thousands of people braved wind and rain to see the best in small landholdings at the 11th Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day.

People, plants and animals of all persuasions went through the gates to view exhibits from across metropolitan and regional WA.

Horticultural scientist Sabrina Hahn shared her knowledge with patrons, giving two presentations on two topics — sustainable gardening and first aid for plants.

A reptile display was also a hit, with many people getting up close and personal with snakes and lizards.

Field day secretary Sally Block said more than 3000 people attended the event which had close to 200 exhibits this year.

“The weather put a few off but mainly they turned up and many had a good day, particularly in the Food and Wine Hall and the machinery area,” she said.

“A big thank you to the exhibitors and visitors who came, as we did have some long spells of sunny weather, but the intermittent showers just wouldn’t go away.”

Among the exhibits were poultry, livestock, machinery and plants, while equestrian events, shearing demonstrations and live music kept patrons entertained.

Sisters Charlotte, 10, and Madison, 4, Eastwell, of Jane Brook, at the interactive gardening zone.
Camera IconSisters Charlotte, 10, and Madison, 4, Eastwell, of Jane Brook, at the interactive gardening zone. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Malina Sophie, 7, Giselle Dolan, 6, and Keona Abraham, 9, hold carob pods.
Camera IconMalina Sophie, 7, Giselle Dolan, 6, and Keona Abraham, 9, hold carob pods. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Zac Kinnersley, 8, Zac McMahon, 8, and Hudson McMahon, 5, of Gidgegannup.
Camera IconZac Kinnersley, 8, Zac McMahon, 8, and Hudson McMahon, 5, of Gidgegannup. Credit: Cally Dupe
Allison Elford and Cayden Elford, 4, of Bullsbrook.
Camera IconAllison Elford and Cayden Elford, 4, of Bullsbrook. Credit: Cally Dupe

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