ANIMAL TALK: Ann Hosking, holding a bantam chicken, has been looking after the animal nursery at the Mt Larcom Show for more than a decade.
ANIMAL TALK: Ann Hosking, holding a bantam chicken, has been looking after the animal nursery at the Mt Larcom Show for more than a decade. MARA PATTISON-SOWDEN

VIDEO: Volunteers are all a ruffle for show day

THERE'S less than a week to go but the grass has been mown and the new woodchopper's shed is undergoing finishing touches for the annual Mt Larcom Show.

Animal Nursery organiser Ann Hosking has been volunteering at the show since 1990, and said she "just likes animals".

"I have two dogs, a cat, some fish, my chooks, and 22 head of cattle, which are my husband's hobby," she said.

She said the nursery would be full-on over the weekend, and encouraged parents to bring their children along and meet some of the furry fauna.

"There's people right on the doorstep first thing seeing what poultry is available to buy," she said.

"We need younger people to come in and help with the show. It's good, you make lifelong friends and it's a combined effort to make it happen."

76th Mt Larcom Show

 Saturday and Sunday: horse events, animal nursery

 Saturday only: stud and commercial beef cattle, caged birds, grand parade at 1pm

 Sunday: ute muster from 10am, poultry

 Pavilions: home brew, cooking, home manufacture, horticulture, home grown, school displays, needlework, craft, photography, art



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