The Great Piglet-Feeding Duck-Cuddling Sheep-Racing Expedition (At Trevena Glen Farm)
It was yet-another dreary wet day in Brisbane, capital of Australia’s sunshine state.
The trees were dripping, the grass sodden, the birds unusually quiet. In the calm between the rain showers, my sister and I could hear something incredibly alluring: the haunting cries of sheep, cows, horses, chickens and ducks.
Oh yes, farm animals were calling us.
Kids love farm animals. And my sister and I are still kids at heart, so we braved the rain (along with a selection of our little ones) to help Farmer Don feed his animals at Trevena Glen Farm in a northern suburb of Brisbane.
Farmer Don and his son Scott met us at the gate at 4pm and ushered us around the farm in a well-rehearsed routine.
There was piglet feeding, involving great waterfalls of milk …
… cow patting …
… cow riding, involving a spooky-eyed eight-legged tin cow …
… duck cuddling …
… horse patting ….
… sheep feeding …
sheep racing …
It was a great excursion (although relatively pricey at A$66 for two adults and two children).
The kids got to (very importantly) carry buckets of feed as well as see and touch many types of tame farm animals. They were in heaven. And so were my sister and I. Although the super-vigorous sucking of the sheep and piglets did make us involuntarily grasp our nipples in sympathy with the mummy sheep and pigs. Those ladies are TOUGH.
Trevena Glen Farm, Winn Road, Mt Samson, Brisbane
Ph: (07) 3289 4257
11 years ago