One of the highly entertaining acts at the 2014 South East Field Days was the Lumberjack Show. Like most other Aussies, I knew a little about the tradition, but had never seen it in action before. The team was actually a bit of League of Nations. Two Canadians, one American, and one New Zealander. The weather was perfect that day – a real bonus as the previous day had been rain and howling winds.
Hamming it up – a long way up! Note that by this time all equipment has been discarded…..
Fast and furious action as they vied to be the first to finish.
This bloke could pull the funniest faces, and really engaged with the crowd – especially the children.
In a short space of time he’d carved out the face of a rabbit – just putting the whiskers on as a finishing touch.
In despair, for he’d made a ‘mistake’ and ‘accidently’ removed the rabbit’s head…..
And cleverly created the sweetest little chair! There was a call then for the youngest audience member to test out the chair….
Yes, she was very cute :-)
More wisecracking took place, and further high jinks, and one of the men then needed to go to the ‘dunny’, which of course, provided the opportunity for further merriment.
Great little building….
But trouble was in store….. one lighted fuse coming right up!
Poor man – who’d enjoy their peace being disturbed like that!
However, after he’d had a good moan and groan, it was time to get on with the final act – rolling the logs.
At least the weather wasn’t cold, and I’m sure that by this time they’d worked up a sweat, so the dipping wouldn’t have been unwelcome.
All ages of spectators watched the show….
They seemed to enjoy the show as much as I did.
At the end of the show, several tiny chairs were available for sale, and there were plenty of young lads waiting to purchase theirs and get it autographed. No girls lined up….. although I have to say, I was tempted!
Monty Python deserves to have the final say…..