Gladstone National Seniors Trip to Baralaba

By Betty Laver

Forty-nine Gladstone National Seniors went on tour a few weeks ago and this time it was a day in the country.

Our first stop was Biloela where we had a pleasant morning tea at the RSL Club. Next, it was off to Myella Farm Stay near Baralaba, a magical place where we were able to get up close to nature.

Myella is a beef cattle property that consists of 2600 acres of land and has been in this same family for over a hundred years. They began their farm stay in 1993 after meeting some overseas travellers and invited them to visit. They now welcome guests to share their lifestyle with them.

We were on a day tour but were treated to an inspection of the area. We were able to pat the poddy calves, horses and dogs, as well as a couple of orphan kangaroos that the family look after. Lunch was in their outdoor dining area and the spread they put on was yummy. Everyone enjoyed this home-cooked, three-course meal that the family especially prepared for us.

On leaving the farm, we then continued into Baralaba to inspect the museum. Colleen (Brown) McDonald was able to find an antique Horse Drawn Grader that belonged to her forefathers. Thanks must go to our activity officers Pauline Bambling and Robyn Knopke for a very enjoyable day.