The Big Goose

There’s something so Australian and so 1980s about “The Big…” (fill in the blanks). The Big Pineapple, The Giant Earthworm, The Big Banana – just to name a few. (I happened to look up a few more if you are interested; most are outlined in this article).

It is with amusement that I visited “The Big Goose” with my family last weekend , wondering whether I would be met with an inflatable or giant feathered thing on arrival. I wasn’t, but I certainly was accosted by several geese who made sure I knew they were the resident mascots! Further to my amusement was a runaway guinea-pig. When I asked the keeper if I should catch the fugitive, I was met with a broad grin and informed that it escaped so often, they decided to just let it roam free!

I asked my toddler whether she liked the rabbits or the guinea-pigs best and she exclaimed, “the daddy pigs!”. Ha ha! Pigs and pandas are two of her favourite animals. Hopefully she wasn’t trying to backhandedly insult her father like Peppa Pig does!

The sheepdog wasn’t doing its best “death-stare” and so it had to repeat the sheep round-up after failing to be of much use in front of the audience!

It was a great place to visit , with its ostriches, kangaroos, alpacas, many bird species and baby animals to feed . The animals were well behaved in the reptile talk (don’t worry – no crocs!) and the camels and goats were not as scary to feed as I imagined!

While the farm wasn’t marked by a “Big” frontage, it was a sprawling place with plenty to do and scored a “big” thumbs up from our kids.

Published by mezruth

I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful and spirited young children, living in Australia. Unashamedly, I am a follower of Christ; He is my daily hope and inspiration. I enjoy dabbling in a range of hobbies ! These include (but aren't limited to) gardening, cooking, making cards, playing piano, singing, writing letters, journalling and walking in nature/ identifying animal species. I find it hard to make time for myself but I'm learning that life is too short and sometimes things must be scheduled in or the days slip away without much change. Family and friends are very important to me and I am happiest when I live my life in community.

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