Nursery a showcase for animals

PATTIE Gilbert of Junction Hill Nursery has always had an abundance of animals, but it was only after Christmas that she decided to showcase her baby animals.

“Near Christmas a Community Options group brought out some disabled men to see the animals, but I didn't have any up the top (of the site) to see,” she said.

“People who used to come out as kids and see the animals came back to see them with their kids and the same thing happened.”

Having had cattle since 1990, Shetlands since the nursery opened and alpacas for a few years, Pattie saw her hobby of breeding animals as a way of providing enjoyment for anyone who likes animals and watching their antics.

Now she has a friendly bunch of baby goats, alpacas (a smaller version of a Llama) and Shetland ponies in a paddock near the nursery and a lookout from a sitting area that has its own waterfall and fish pond.

“We are trying to give people who do not usually have the opportunity to see a range of animals the ability to do so,” Pattie said.

The entire nursery is wheelchair accessible and very child friendly.

Pattie also loves the reaction of people who come to see the animals.

“I would love for all people to come out, disabled, elderly, young kids and parents to see the animals,” she said.

“It isn't too easy to do these days.”

If you would like to take the family, or go out yourself, head out and see Pattie at Junction Hill Nursery on Trenayr Road Junction Hill.

Pattie is also trying to get the small animals market out at her nursery within the next couple of weeks.

“I would love for all people to come out, disabled, elderly, young kids and parents to see the animals.”

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