I’m right in the middle of the Collingwood Animal Farm. I had just entered the ivy covered gateway. It is quite noisy, but the cafe treats are distracting me from all of that. There are some toy animals that I like to collect in a glass cabinet at the front counter. I choose a donkey, a humble animal I like.
I dawdle back to the table and choose my breakfast … eggs with mushrooms, baked beans and spinach ON TOAST! Poached eggs are my favourite.
Meanwhile I decide to pay a visit to the goats. I cautiously wade through the mud, for once before I had carelessly slipped in the mud and landed in the poo which is not very graceful! I chase them, hug them, speak with and sing to them, until Mum tracks me down in the field. I walk dreamily back to the cafe.
My meal has been served. I gooey volcanic yolk eruption was coming! As the fork pierces the white, the yolk lava runs out …
“Hey Orla, how are you liking it?”
I wake from my trance. The mushrooms are juicy and mouthwatering and the baked beans are spectacular.
After all this …. it was time to go. I miss the quack of the ducks, the snort of the pigs. But I’m making a pact I will come back, and I am certain!
PS Come, sit closer, I’ll tell you a secret. Sometimes I get to collect the chicken eggs at the farm!
Collingwood Animal Farm
St Helliers Street
Abbotsford Victoria 3067
The Farm Cafe website
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