The Cherry Chatter has a new website! Fear not, the website is not meant to replace our printed newsletter. We know that most of you enjoy reading the Cherry Chatter in its original form and we are proud of the fact that, for more than 25 years, our publication has been kept alive, thanks to the Cherry Gardens community spirit. But then we thought, why not share it with the wider community and make it more accessible?
The most recent news on the weather is that we are looking at a drier and warmer winter, even coming into spring. Not good news for the farmers and hence maybe not good news for those of you buying in feed. Ensuring that your horse is well covered at this time of year will help to carry him (her) through the colder months and into spring.
Looking at last year’s statistics the top reasons we were responded were severe weather/natural disasters (47%), structure fires (7%) and Vehicle accidents (5%). Winter is a time when all of these issues have an increased likelihood, so it is worthwhile taking a moment to consider these situations, prepare your properties and talk to family members.
The Cherry Gardens Uniting Church was officially opened in March 1849, after its members had met for some time in each other’s homes. In March 2019, there will be a special service to celebrate 170 years of continuous worship in the church building.
During our Tuesday working bee last month, our Friends group was visited by a film crew from Totally Wild, Network Ten’s national television series aimed at 8-16 year olds. The show covers stories on all sorts of environment and cultural topics in a fun and informative way.
The Cherry Gardens Ironbank Recreation Ground is going to be building a memorial stone pathway. We will be calling it the Athol Morgan memorial walkway. We have decided to sell Name Pavers that you are welcome to write your name, family name or a loved one you would like to remember.
Our football season is now at the halfway mark and we are about to start the second round of games against the rest of the competition. It is a bit of a mixed bag for the club with some teams doing really well but others struggling. That being said as a football club we are very happy with how we are travelling and proud of all our players, teams and support volunteers.
News from Meadows Vet, including new laws and rules from 1st July + info on Senior Petizens + we are seeing a number of “Downer Cows” with severe weight loss and associated ketosis. Please phone for advice if you have a cow that can’t get up!
South Australian horticultural and agricultural producers are being urged to plant more native vegetation in a bid to protect the billion-dollar industry from pollination decline. Most crops produced in Australia rely on pollination from bees; however, our bee population is now under threat, mainly because they cannot find enough food in our increasingly cleared landscapes.