anyone arranged to collect the club mower from our field?' asked the Secretary.
'Iím going now.' said the R. Q.
'If we can get it on the trailer.' The park area for
our show had been cut the previous Wednesday and to save hard work it was decided to pick
up the grass and bag it ready for collection. Rather than rake it like last year which
was hard work?
Helpers began to arrive; Gerald Clark had collected
the fire extinguishers from our sponsor. The ring poles were brought up by Steve together
with tables and chairs. Maggie and Pam collected all their stuff for the show and we were
about ready to put things together.
'When are they coming with the marquee?' asked R Q at
lunchtime. No one answered, trying to keep out of her way.
On returning to the site after lunch no marquee,
'Donít worry. Iím the Secretary. Trust me. Theyíll be hear in good time.'
we need to put all the tables and chairs out. The tents at the ring side arenít up yet.
The posts need putting in for the rings. I leave you for a few minutes to fetch the mower
and nothings done,'
now see my reason for going to sit on the mower to get away from the mayhem. Stef and
Jackie sneak away quietly to fetch the two-way radios.
I got on the mower and started the pick up. Let the
others do the work, wrong again Not until you have sat on our mower felt the vibration
and been bounced about on what looks like flat ground do you consider extra padding both
outside and inside your trousers. Anyway, just going up and down leaving nice straight
line and letting others bag the grass for collection that kept me out of the R Q way and
she canít run fast enough to catch me.
As usual everything began to fall into place Tents.
Tables chairs Portaloos arrived on time Marquee was erected and all the trophies and
rosettes were stored safely. By about 7.30.p.m. the site was ready for the show.
about the ring tape?' The RQ again.
it until the morning unless you want the wind to carry it half way across Lincolnshire.'
One or two of the early campers asked if they could
park nearer the rings due to the long grass and wind in the camping area overlooking the
lake But as soon as it was pointed out that they had a choice of cow pat alley or long
grass, They went off with knowing smiles.
The farmer had put cows on the normal camping area without putting up an electric fence.
And so to bed Her Ladyship stayed in her caravan and
for once I could spread across the bed and have a good nights sleep - except for Ridge
(BSD) who pinned my legs so that it was impossible to move for some time