Whether you are going away for a few days, are invited to one of the venues in the area or just looking for a lovely spot to stay, we can provide you comfort away from home.
All of them have a story and many of them are rescues.
You are invited to join in at feeding times or to have a pat. You can also enjoy some of the free range eggs for breakfast on the weekend.
Every now and then we write stories of some of the events that were happing on the farm or just post some lovely pictures. Please see our news&blog section for more stories.
November 15, 2019
Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.
November 9, 2019
Most animals stick to electric fences - our alpacas do not.
November 3, 2019
Spring soon will turn into summer and the weather during the day is already so awesome.
October 31, 2019
Sometimes we have pretty little visitors, like those rosellas, parakeets or phesants. Today some rosellas flew by and landed on the deck balustrade.
October 21, 2019
Over the last couple of weeks we had quite a mix of weather - typical spring. From lovely warm and sunny days where you easily get sunburned to torrential rain that flooded the valley.
October 10, 2019
Spring has just sprung and it's getting time for tidy ups - spring time cleaning but outside.
August 25, 2019
The weather has not been too amazing over the last couple of weeks. Jolan got two baby chicks for AgDay and a few days later got a little duckling dropped off too, a rescue from a cat. So now the 3 birds are sharing the warm box in the living room. Other than that, life
August 21, 2019
On Wednesday we got a new friend for the chicks. It is a duckling and is called Bludger. Bludger is a rescue as we got him of someone in the community.
July 19, 2019
Alpaca maintenance was on the cards this week – One of our winter tasks… ‘Pedicure’ for each animal, vitamin injection and drenching. A breeze with my favourite animal whisperer Janus ???? We get the alpacas to decide where they want to sit or stand and when they are ready to receive their Winter pamper.
April 20, 2019
Not that we lost winter in a hole, but the valley got so soggy over the years that we used the still good autumn weather to dig drainage in preparation for the wet winter time. It took all of summer to dry out the paddock enough to carefully get across it with a 4.8 ton
March 9, 2019
Found this Praying Mantis on our gumboot holder, eating a wasp and managed to get a nice close-up picture of her and her pray.
February 25, 2019
Today Ziggy went to the doctor to get her stitches removed. They have been so itchy for the past two weeks since her playing with traffic. And the doctor told her to stay inside for another whole 4 weeks. Look at her face, she’s not happy at all. But at least the beanbag is comfy.