Just prior to ANZAC day, we were called to perhaps the biggest event in the area for many years, as shown in the aerial photo. A fire broke out to the north of the western end of Cherry Gardens Road. During de-briefs after this event we discussed any learnings. Please be aware of access to properties for the appliances – overhanging tree branches, gates not wide enough etc.
It was great to finally get some steady rain early in May, let’s hope we return to something more like average or above average rainfall for the rest of the year. The good news is that our native vegetation is very resilient and, while it will certainly be impacted by long-term climate change, it will generally recover well from summer droughts.
Ralph Stephens is a member of our congregation. He was asked by his granddaughter to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Ralph accepted the task happily and confidently knowing his constant companion, Tori the seeing - eye dog, would give him the confidence for this important event.
We have a number of functions coming up throughout the season and on June 14th (a Friday) we have teamed up with our neighbours, the Blackwood Golf Course, for a club function that is open to all our players, sponsors and supporters. If any locals would also like to join in then you will be very welcome.
Going to Primary School. The Cherry Gardens School is situated at the bottom end of Orchard Road on the Southern side of the district. Max Ricks started Primary School at Cherry Gardens in February 1936 at the age of five.
The CSIRO are researching the benefits of feeding cattle seaweed; it’s one of a number of promising lines of research that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s $17 billion livestock sector.
Senior Petizens Month. It is important to remember, pets age much faster than people do, and their rate of aging depends not only on the species type but also on the size of the breed. Early detection is the key, and fortunately there are many ways we can diagnose and treat these conditions and improve the quality of your pet’s life.