A great tour!
We are always impressed with efforts for Community Day for families. Last August Sunday 20m, there were several places of interest and we got to all but two. We first visited an establishment where my main interest was. A huge barn area with a large indoor arena where several retired thoroughbreds are housed and well looked after. Some demonstrations were as to grooming and exercising the horse. Also a miniature horse was enjoying his freedom in the paddock. This was at Dreamside Stables on Hartley Road. There was food and fruit along with juice available. After that we were welcomed to a Granite Shop where many large articles were on display and a talk about how countertops etc. are made. There was also beverages and food available. Here also some local painters showed their work. We were pleased to see Debbie Mosher whose work is well-known, and got to see other paintings. We met a lovely lady from B.C, who was on vacation and assisting her mother who also showed her paintings-never knew we had such artists right nearby. From there we were treated to hot-dogs and corn-on-the cob with our own mayor keeping busy. This was after a long rough driveway to Weller's Airstrip!! What a place to get to but what a view and although high winds kept planes grounded all who wished got a look at the plane close-up. We stuffed ourselves then sat in the beautiful spacious building where live country music was being played and little ones were painting miniature wooden planes. We did not want to leave but wanted to get to a few other places before the afternoon ended. We wound up our visits at our next door neighbour's farm where they had a pen with a variety of animals to see and get a close -up look at. Those animals put on a good show for us and we were shown some goats, hens and large rooster who strutted his stuff here and at the fair- that would be exhibited at the fair and I can tell you they won their share of prizes-SO HARD WORK PAYS OFF. One 0f the turkeys auctioned off at Ayer's cliff fair was from this farm of Ferme Roggua and was a 4-H project. Here we had a great visit and got to see those lovely Holsteins and babies. A great tour then we were given Ice cream from Coaticook-so good!!
We were sorry time ran out before we got to Heath Orchard and Holland Gardens. We are sure they also had excellent info for all. We know those who took time out for us enjoyed the day as much as we did! Many thanks to all. Animal for kids to enjoy watching at Ferme Roggua. Pr in t e d an d di s t r i b u t e d by P r essReader
Beautiful horses shown after his exercise in arena at Dreamside Stables.