A stroll around a darling old dairy farm

3rd Apr 2012 at 10:11 pm

A stroll around a darling old dairy farm.

A stroll around a darling old dairy farm

Dairy cows

The Irene Dairy Farm, which was started in 1895, is one of those places that holds a special place in many Pretoria residents’ hearts. My sister, who lives in the village-like, leafy suburb of Irene still buys milk and cream there regularly, and it’s a time-honoured meeting place for families and friends who enjoy picnics on its well-manicured lawns, or a bite to eat in one of its restaurants.

In fact, I have special memories of our family celebrating my grandfather’s 100th birthday there a few years ago.

Children love feeding the calves, watching the cows being milked and playing on the old tractor. And then, of course, there’s the farm-fresh creamy ice cream that cannot be missed. I made the mistake of buying myself a cone before I was done taking photos. It’s quite a challenge shooting one-handed! But manage, I did.

If you grew up in Pretoria and visited the farm as a child, enjoy the trip down memory lane. If you’re visiting here from further afield … I hope you get some joy from my little visit to Irene Farm one afternoon after the thunderstorms had passed, and the sun had broken through the clouds.