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Nude calendars and the A&P Show

Oh how times have changed since my sister and I were dressed in matching smocked frocks made especially for a day at the Hawkes Bay A&P Show!

The Friday of Labour Weekend is Hawkes Bay Anniversary day. A 4-day weekend ushered in by the annual A&P Show. Brilliant.

(I didn’t realise until recent years that the side shows were the Sizzler, Hurricane, Round-Up, Superloop and candyfloss and that in fact monster Angus cattle the size of school buses in pens and horse jumping with ribbons were actually the main event.)

3 cheeky Tikokino farmers
3 cheeky Tikokino farmers

Of course these farmers from Tikokino knew that. But you won’t find a tie on elastics around their necks nor Aertex shirts in sight. They’re here selling calendars of their farming prowess in the nude.

I got the 3 of them who were touting their naked wares to pose with said calendar open at the appropriate page  (they offered phone numbers but I already felt like I knew them well enough). Part of the proceeds are going to the McCutcheon kids education trust.

I did manage to get an email address however in case you need to get a $10 Christmas gift for a randy co-worker. Gift wrap one of these little beauties by emailing thebrow@xtra.co.nz and tell them Blogger at Large sent you!

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