There was sheep shearing, whip cracking and a true blue bush dance at Casa Mia’s Outback BBQ in Padstow on Wednesday.
Nick Greene from Tobruk Station brought along his two trusty cattle dogs and ‘Baaaarbara’ the sheep, and gave a live sheep shearing demonstration for residents, families and friends outside the Padstow Home
He also explained the history of sheep shearing and farming in Australia, and showed how to crack a whip.
His two canine companions soon became friends with residents and families who attended the show, especially when the delicious barbecue sausages came out.
After the demonstrations everyone enjoyed live music and some good old classics like ‘Give me a home among the gum trees’, It’s a long way to Tipperary’, ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’, and ‘I like aeroplane jelly’.
Grandkids, great-grandkids, mum and dads, residents and staff got up to dance to songs such as ‘Here we go ’round the mulberry bush’ and ‘The Hokey Pokey’.
Everyone got into the Outback spirit by dressing up in country clothes and donning akubras – there were even some cork hats on show.
Thanks to hard-working staff and volunteers for organising such a fantastic event!