Tuesdays on the road
On Tuesdays, we take our residents from Albury & District on a scenic bus trip which gives them the chance to sightsee and enjoy the local delights.
Recently, we headed up towards Gerogery and encountered Rosemont Farm, an 800-acre establishment where Limousin cattle and Merino sheep are raised.
The farm’s owner, Leon Martin, was kind enough to drive the residents around the farm, introducing them to the workers and explaining to some eager listeners how they operate on a daily basis, in addition to teaching them about the different livestock breeds that are raised on-site.
The residents received a special treat – they were able to meet twin lambs that were born only 15 minutes prior to their arrival! But that’s not all, they were also given the opportunity to bottle-feed the newborn twins, and you just couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.
The two residents who stayed on the bus didn’t miss out on the experience, either. Leon brought Veronica, one of the young lambs on board so that they could have a turn at feeding her, too.
To say thank you, our residents gave Leon a box of chocolates and promised to return soon.
Judging by the conversations that took place on the bus ride home, this was an experience that will be remembered for some time.