Your View: Good news

WE hear and see so much sad, bad and negative news so imagine discovering a happy news story under our local noses.

The setting: a YP farm on a hill, with sweeping views of ripening grain crops, a perfect SA spring day – sunny, light breeze.

The cast: many happy, animated, adventurous, children, their parents, carers, grandparents and random interested adults, together with attentive officials, staff and stall operators.

The event: a farm stay open day when visitors were allowed to experience aspects of farm life.

The stars: goats, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, hens, geese, chickens, a kelpie, donkeys and farm machinery, perfect for selfies and posed snaps, and interesting old buildings.

Other features: watching shearing and handling the fleece, surprised by the softness of the wool.

A highlight: bags of animal food children could offer to the hungry birds and beasts.

Around the farm were beautifully worded descriptions of each creature, displayed at small child height.

Little children beside the fence, hands flat, as instructed, offering pellets to beef cattle and all sorts of other creatures.

Busy children walking around the tracks to each new creature, talking animatedly.

For lunch, a snag, a coffee for adults, cakes, juice, eaten on the homestead lawn, amid the perfect roses or sit on bales of straw, in the shade of trees.

Well done Nicola and all at Redwing Farmstay, Weetulta. It was fun and good to see real people having a happy day.

Carl Petering, Moonta

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    Nicola Adams Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:50

    Hi Carl, a friend just bought my attention to this and it has made my day! So much work goes into our Open Days and we are lucky to have lots of hand on deck to help put it together prior to, and on the day, of the event. The kids are why we do it - great to be able to give them a reason to get outside and back to nature! thanks again!

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