Roadside display a sight to behold

Countryman
Zoe and Holly Freeman with parents Paul and Julie and workman Brad Lynch and the family’s Christmas creation in Mullewa.
Camera IconZoe and Holly Freeman with parents Paul and Julie and workman Brad Lynch and the family’s Christmas creation in Mullewa. Credit: Justine Rowe

A former kindergarten teacher, Mullewa’s Julie Freeman found a creative use for pieces of wood remaining after a building project on her family’s property last year.

For the 2015 Christmas, Mrs Freeman used the wood to erect a sign with three painted and tinsel-covered angels alongside the Mingenew-Mullewa Road.

This year, she put up the same sign and added Christmas trees on either side.

Mrs Freeman said she would further expand the Christmas-themed project next year, and would likely continue to build upon her display in years to come.

“Our property is on the school bus route and I thought it would be nice for the kids to have something representing the Christmas theme,” she said.

“Although school has now finished, the kids are still coming by this way for their swimming lessons. We’re getting a lot of positive feedback — people are telling us they like the display.”

Mrs Freeman said the family finished their 2016 harvest program about two weeks ago. Their harvest went smoothly and they were happy with the result.

This week, they were focusing on sheep work and cleaning down their machinery, so they could enjoy a good break over Christmas.

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