6 September, 2022
Dream lives on in Happy Paddock
YUNGABURRA local Steph Mete had one dream – to create a paddock where families come together and share the happiness that animals brought her.
That dream has now been realised with a special open day to be held at Happy Paddock in her memory this Sunday.
Despite multiple health conditions, the mother of six wanted to see the joy and laughter on people’s faces at the open day of The Happy Paddock at 33 Hunt Road, Peeramon near Yungaburra.
Unfortunately, Steph passed away on 23 August and will not see the realisation of her dream, however her husband Frank, along-side the organisers Naomi Alexander and Jeany Schall, have pushed forward to host an open day.
Steph and Frank established a farm for the animals in 2021 and over the past year, the search was on for the right animals to join the Happy Paddock.
She gathered animals from all over Australia and created a farm with miniature horses, pigmy goats, special sheep, fluffy chicken, fluffy cows with the longest eye-lashes and ragdoll cats.
“Be part of this woman’s dream, come along and see why she was so delighted in spending every possible minute with these beautiful animals – Be enchanted by the joy and laughter they can bring to all of us,” Ms Schall said.
“Expect lots of pats and making friends with baby goats, feeding animals, a sausage sizzle and home-made baking goods to sup-port a great cause.”
Alpacas and miniature donkeys were
also added to slowly see Steph’s dream come alive, with over 50 animals now on the farm.
The event runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm, with free entry for children under four, $5 for children up to 12, and $10 for adults.
Every child receives a free bag of animal-feed with their entry with all proceeds going to Diabetes Australia.
There will be a special yoga with goats event running from 8.30am-10am where seven baby goats will join people on the matts as they do yoga.
Prices are $20 per person and there are limited spaces so booking is required, people will need to bring a mat and water bottle, email email@example.com – the proceeds will go to animal feed and necessities for the farm