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    Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 8:52pm
The Hobbiton Springtime
Star  Bloomin' Festival Star



Spring has arrived and flowers are now in bloom!
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Join us today for a festival of fun and activities for everyone.
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Enter your favourite blooms for a chance to win great prizes!
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Enter the Hobbiton pie-eating contest!

Join in the potluck grand feast! 
Sample special dishes from every family in Hobbiton

All day there will be songs ~ dances ~ music ~ games and of course food and drink! 
Cheers

Everyone in Hobbiton is invited to the yearly Bloomin' Festival that is held each year in the spring in the large field south of Bilbo's front door. In the centre of the field stands a big tree that is decorated with lanterns hung on nearly every branch. Tents are set up here and there to offer some shade because it's going to be a warm and sunny day. Refreshments will be served as well as a variety of snacks provided by several participating families entering in the potluck feast. All donations will be generously accepted to help pay for all the extra amenities. Hobbits from all over the Shire are arriving hourly in their carts that are laden with food and drink. Children are running around laughing and playing tag. A special tent off to one side of the field is currently being set up for the annual pie eating contest. Last year's winner is sure to be here to claim another victory and perhaps set a new record. Centered in the middle of the field sits a row of tables that will showcase the flower contest. All around the field Hobbits from out of town are setting up their own tables and offering a taste of their family favourite dishes. From almond cakes to roasted zucchini pork pies there is sure to be everything to content even the pickiest Hobbit. So come on and join us and use your imagination to play as many Hobbits as you choose. 

Please register your name to enter the pie eating contest at the big tent Smile
To enter the floral contest (along with a photo of your entry) fill out the short form below
*You may enter as many times for the floral entry.*

Name:
Name of flower:
Floral Entry (pic):

If you are bringing a special dish to share please describe it or submit the recipe and if you wish a photo. Smile
*Judges will be around to your table to sample your food*

(I am now using Postimage to post images on the forum and it seems to work pretty good)
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Shortbranch Hole
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NPC Nora Shortbranch
 
She wasn’t rich as Bilbo Baggins. She wasn’t poor as the poorest Hobbits in other parts of the Shire. She was now forty years old, off age and eligible to marry. But Nora had no lover. She was a bit of a free spirit, always outside in her garden. Her round door stood open and gave a cosy look inside the home that was from her parents. The Shortbranch lived for as long they could recall in this homely hole and never moved away, unless they married. Nora would loose her name if she married. She looked down at her hairy feet. Hobbits never wore shoes. It felt well the grass under the soles of her bare feet. But she had no trouble to walk over stone too. She wasn’t tall for a Hobbit girl. But her curly hair danced around her face when she bowed and ploughed up the earth. In the small hole in the ground she put an onion and threw the earth back on it. In a while loaf would appear above the ground. And new onions would grow. She loved gardening. It was her world and beyond the borders of the Shire could not interest her.
 
She looked up when her neighbour from across the road stepped up to the door and entered the home. She had seen the male Hobbit sometimes, but not often. How old he was Nora had no idea. Neither what his name was. Nora shrugged. No matter, she decided. She walked over to the roses and gave them water from the water tank she carried in her hands. It was good to live here in the southern parts of Longbottom. She gave the hortensia’s also water and many of the other plants and flowers in pots. The geraniums were nicely red. All their heads followed the route of the sun. Nora climbed on the roof of her home and lay there in the grass, content being done from her tasks in the garden. She put her hands under her head and followed smiling the bees that flew around.
 
Today there was feast out there... The Blooming Festival. Making food had never been her suit. But maybe she would go for a plant? A hortensia? She picked up a pot with the plant in vague pink colours. It would blossom better in time. That would be nice. Not that she would win anything. Shortbranches weren’t so lucky. She sat out to enter into the contest, and rode with a friend to there, on the cart they had. She held her flowers close so they slipped not from her hands. Longbottom was a good way off to Hobbiton in the center of the Shire. She went to the Great Tent, where all sorts of contests were organised. Long rows stood waiting, but eating something as much you could, was the most popular. Nora’s row was not as long as the others, but she had to wait, before she coulf fill out a form.
 
Name: Nora Shortbranch, Longbottom
Flowerplant: Hortensia
 
She gave her signup form back to the woman behind the table and handed over her Hortensia as well. Now she had to wait, not knowing how so much fun this all was. Oh she was quite fond of festivals, but not with so many peoples. However she would find her way around, chat there and there with other girls, and try to catch glimpses of the many young men around. She mingles, took an orange juice and wandered around.





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By the time Ivy and Sancho Grubb arrived in Hobbiton they were well past their second breakfast and already making plans for the third which likely would be set up in their tent at the Bloomin' Festival. As it was the Grubbs of Great Smials were famously known for their delicious 'breakfasts'. Loaded on their cart were all the recipes and ingredients to some of their most favoured breakfasts. Their three children: Curly - Harry and Schmoe were already a day ahead and currently in the process of setting up their tent. This festival was very important to the Grubbs because it always helped draw business to the Great Smials community and plenty of business was good for the community.


Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Bake

* Pastry dough

* 1 cup chopped cooked ham

* 1 cup chopped asparagus

* 4 eggs

*1/2 cup milk

*1/2 tsp dry/ground mustard

* 2 cups shredded cheese (recommend Monterey Jack)

 


Bobo and Poppy Bumbleroot of Fair Downs arrived early in the morning to set their tent up for the days events. The happily married couple of ten children had a few entries for the festival. Having so many to feed made Poppy a very good cook indeed and she thought she had the winning recipe for this year's festival. Her husband Bobo was entering himself and six of his sons in the pie eating contest. They each figured to have the fastest gums in the Shire and have been practicing for weeks! Poor Mrs. Bumbleroot has been worked off her hairy feet doing nothing but baking pies! She would be glad for the break today as she conjures up her finest dish ever! (and no it is not a pie)


Stuffed Peppers

-Peppers

-Cooked rice

-Tomato (diced)

-Green Onion (sliced)

-Feta Cheese

-Basil & Seasonings

 

Following the Grubb's of Great Smials Goldie Burrows entered the big field leading her little black pony Pepper who pulled a little cart carrying a few of Goldie's entries for the flower contest. Goldie did, in fact, have long golden thick curls that bounced when she walked. She did not, however, care for porridge or break into anyone's homes. Goldie did, however, love to garden and watch her work grow. The benefits were hugely rewarding so the flower contest was not something she would usually do but at the same time, she felt it necessary to mingle with others of like mind. She thought it might do her good to make conversation with another person for a change. For she lived alone and had no children or pets only her gardens. In fact, Goldie had a garden for just about everything known to gardeners. She grew vegetables- fruits- flowers- herbs and perennials especially. In fact, Goldie's entry for the contest is from her finely established perennial garden. 


Name: Goldie

Flowerplante: Tall Bearded Iris-


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Shortbranch Hole
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NPC Nora Shortbranch
 
Who was she fooling really? So many plants were better and prettier than her simple hortensia. Nora couldn’t say exactly where duty lay and love began for plants. Being busy with them she was engrossed with their wellbeing and sat down on her knees for some hours tending to them. Plants were better to handle than animals. Beasts were not so her thing. They were often wilful and Nora didn’t like wilful animals. She hadn’t her patience with them. But with plants she had. She wandered over the fair and bought at one of the jewellery stalls a nice brooch. Neither she was not much in jewels. But she like to surprise herself once and while. She found one of her friends there, Mica Rosegarden. “What do you think of this contest?” she asked. Mica was in a great mood, was dressed up in a fitting dress for the fair and had braided flowers in her brown hair. Nora felt a bit plain to her friend. “Oh,” replied Mica. “It’s rather awesome, not? I have given a great wedding cake, full of candles and strawberries, nicely decorated! And I know it’s delicious.” Would the jury eat all the cakes? Or would they be thrown to the pigs after the contest?
 
You have seen Berry, Else and Fuchs?” chattered Mica. Nora shook her head. “There are so many people around. Were you searching them?” “My nieces? Yes,” nodded Mica. Nora had nieces and nephews of herself, but she was not so keen on them. Mica chatted about the other pies, but Nora had no interest in them. “What have you filed in?” “Oh a pink Hortensia,” said Nora with shrugging shoulders. “Like last year and the years before?” asked Mica. Sometimes friends were no real friends at all, especially when they grew downgrading. “So what? Hotensia is a nice plant and grows good,” said Nora. “Nah, they always die on me,” shook Mica her head. She was nice and round in the waist. Nora was small in comparison. A cake with candles and strawberries? Probably a meter high, if Nora knew Mica well. She left her friend searching for a vanished nieces and strolled further over the fair. This was just waiting until the hour came the jury spoke.
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