Youngsters get to enjoy a Day at the Farm

Last Saturday my husband and I had the privilege of volunteering at the 14th annual Day at the Farm which was held at the Ellis family’s Westham Island Herb Farm.

It gave us the opportunity to greet old and young alike as they came through the entrance gate. We were both pleasantly surprised at the large number of young families that attended, many of whom were visiting a farm for the first time.

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We watched children learn firsthand which vegetables grew above ground, which were hand-picked and which were dug up.

We saw the determination on their faces at their attempts to milk a cow (albeit a mechanical one). We heard their peals of laughter as they jumped and rolled around in the hay. We saw their smiles of anticipation as they climbed on board for the hayrides.

Our community owes the Ellis family a huge amount of gratitude for hosting this event every year. They are without a doubt the backbone of this event and with the support of the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, together are able to pull off a remarkable experience for those who attend.

As one older visitor commented, “It’s like going back in time to the small country fairs that we used to experience as kids... what a treat.”

It was a great day.

Gerry Copeland

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