We had the most fabulous day wandering around admiring all these great steam engines – one as old as 1890s! Such history and its all working! They were also incredibly powerful too. They also had a great steam train with three little carriages also working. It was really cute. They even had a train platform with a station. They served food and had a little tea room. It was also very busy!
Great to see such a turn out. There were farm animals for the kids to pat, spinners making wool then the most beautiful scarfs and beanies etc, lots of great food stalls, german folk singers, tractor pulling competitions, an old fashioned pair of draft horses ploughing a field. The owners used them to plough their 100 acre property and said they do a much better job than conventional machinery which just flattens the soil. These girls were doing a fabulous job of seriously turning over rock hard soil and about 30cm of it too!
There were also a display of old cars and motorbikes, army vehicles and a Steve informs me a bofor 20mm flak gun – (you had to be there) it made a huge racket even without bullets. There were great displays of wood turners, toy train displays, every DVD known to man on; farming, machinery, trains, engines, tractors etc. It was a huge day. There was even a guy selling LED light globes. We picked up a couple for the van. So incredibly bright too!