At first glance, Serendipity Farm 35 km south of Gatton looks like any other small farm but take a closer look and you'll see some of the animals there haven't had the best start in life.
It's the cold hard reality of life on commercial farms, sick or injured livestock are usually put down to save on expense and time.
Serendipity Farm can't bear the thought of it so they've become a refuge for animals rejected by farms through no fault of their own. Animals that have also ‘out grown’ their families are most welcome here as they are often taken into homes as pets and the owners are not aware of the sheer size that some of these creatures will grow to.
They've taken in Rosie the blind cow, Heavenly the three-legged goat given up for dead at birth and Mooney the stock horse injured when he got tangled in a rope. They take in calves born on dairy farms and torn away from their mothers then put up for sale, destined to become dog food or meat for people with exquisite tastes. Let’s not forget to mention well loved Jenny Craig their big fat sow who outgrew her former home.
It’s hard work for the whole family, up at the crack of dawn for feeding and any special care needed before going off to work or school. Though the family feel that the satisfaction and unconditional love that they get from the animals is enough of a reason to keep going.