A great tour!

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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.

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