The pumpkins and Fuji apples were grown by the regionally famous Pat Murray. Pat wins hands down the vegetable growing exhibits around the regional shows and has done for decades apparently.
I wish I had a picture of Pat and Pat's hands. To be honest I so often feel uncomfortable about taking pictures of people for my blog - it doesn't seem right. So, you will have to believe me, Pat has hands like a lumpy bumpy potato or perhaps a Jerusalem artichoke.
I suspect its from his hands being in soil over years and years - perhaps if they were left in the soil long enough with a little gentle watering his hands would sprout. I wonder what they would grow?
The pumpkins cost a total of $7.50. I will have to think of pumpkin recipes...
And I also purchased some pickles and chutneys.
These were made by R&C Relishes of Windsor. It was their stall that caught my eye.
You see, they were trading on their show successes too!
This time, after asking permission, I took a photo of the proud pickle maker herself and her Lithgow Show Champion ribbon.
Thank you R&C Relishes of Windsor, may you continue to preserve.
Thank you Pat, may your hands continue to grow.