‘The Running of the Sheep’ at Boorowa

THIS SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2016 will be the 20th Irish Woolfest in Boorowa.

Sheep on 'Windouran' property, Burley Griffin Way, near Harden, New South Wales, Australia

Carb loading for Sunday…

 

From the website: http://www.irishwoolfest.com.au :

‘Everyone’s heard of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona but much closer to home in Boorowa, New South Wales you can enjoy the spectacle of the “Running of the Sheep”.

Beautiful woolly Merino sheep are shepherded down the road by Farmer Ashley on his four wheel motorbike and his trusty Kelpies who leap on and off the motorbikes and on and off the sheep’s back.

A magical free country Festival with a myriad of activities including wool and Irish, children’s fun, and a fine Boutique Market displaying Food, Wine and quality crafts.

THE RUNNING OF THE SHEEP COMMENCES AT 12 NOON!!!’

Following this is a Street Parade, Irish bands, and much more. It’s always a great day and I love the feet-stomping, thigh-clapping Irish music!

See irishwoolfest.com.au for more details.  ♦


 

Boorowa is a country town in New South Wales, Australia, 328 kms SW of Sydney and 115 kms NW of Canberra.

Moo mobile! (‘One Shot Wonders’)

A cow car by any other name.

How udder-ly amazing.

Moo Mobile, paddock on Marked Tree Road, near Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia

Moo Mobile out to pasture, near Gundaroo village, NSW

Well, we were out for a Sunday drive back in May and there she was – The Moo Mobile – just out in the middle of a paddock! As you do!

Got no idea why. …Well, why not?

Has to be the quirkiest thing we’ve seen while driving around.

And now I have the words of the Woody Guthrie song going around in my head:

‘Take you riding in my [cow] car. Take you riding in my [cow] car…’

and with the second verse engine noises going ‘moo-moo’. Help!

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For the wonderful, full experience you can enjoy the song on YouTube. Show your kids!

But be warned: it’ll get stuck in your head. My apologies in advance.

RIDING IN MY CAR by Woody Guthrie, illustrated by Scott Menchin

And feel free to add your own cow puns below. Here’s to a fun 2014!

CC  ♦

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‘One Shot Wonders’ series

How to find The Moo Mobile:

S35° 00.845′ E149° 17.779′

Near Gundaroo village, New South Wales, Australia – 273.3km SW from Sydney, 37.2km NNE from Canberra [Google Maps]

– From the main street of Gundaroo (Cork Street), turn right into Rosamel Street.

– Continue on to Marked Tree Road. The Moo Mobile is on the left, about 2km down the road.

All tar road to this point.

Gundaroo village, New South Wales, Australia

Gundaroo, ‘Visit Yass Valley’ (on-line), www.yassvalley.com.au

Welcome to Gundaroo“, webpage by Graeme Challinor