Plenty of oxen at Harvest Festival!

Labour Day weekend provided good weather, with Sunday Sept. 3 being mostly cloudy but dry. It was excellent weather for the teamsters and their oxen to be pulling, with a record 36 teams on hand.

Similarly, the Maritime Hand Mowing Championships went off well, with scythes coming from as far away as Chezzetcook. Two competitors who got their share of attention were only eight and eleven years old respectively, and they knew what they were doing.

Some of the oats crop had been harvested ahead of time, but the McCormick reaper and the ancient threshing machine had lots left to work with.

Inside Heritage Hall, the Domestic Arts competitions mostly saw a good number of entries. Out on the deck, balloon animals and painted faces were being produced, with the Fish Pond providing treat baggies for the youngest kids. New additions to the swing set were well used.

The photos below, by Cora Anne Rogers, give some idea of what went on. Below the photos you will find some results from the competitive classes.

Hand Mowing Winners:

In the Hand Mowing, George Fralic won. George, also, won the Age 70 and over category. In the Mowing around a Chair, Peter Redden won. In the Hay Lift, Age 12 and under, Blaise Robertson; 171 lbs. and over, Carmen Legge; 170 lbs. and under, Chantz Doherty.

Ox Pull: (coming up)


Domestic Arts competition winners 

Mixed Bouquet:
1. Anne van Arragon
2. Adeline Blatt
3. Linda Hart

Garden Display:

1. Margaret Hall

Date Loaf:
1. Margaret Hall
2. Doreen Swindell
3. Shirley Ward

Blueberry Pie:
1. Diana DeAdder
2. Doreen Swindell
3. Shirley Ward

Ginger Molasses cookies:
1. Diana DeAdder
2. Margaret Hall
3. Doreen Swindell

Fruit Jelly:
1. Margaret Hall
2. Margaret Bentley
3. Diana DeAdder

Crocheted Afghan:

1. Vernon Marshall

Any Embroidered Item:

1. Anne van Arragon
2. Diana DeAdder
3. Janet Hall

Popular Vote (Canada 150):
1. Doreen Swindell with her hand-stitched Canada quilt

(Prizes consisted of grocery gift cards)

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