Our animals

Guests at the farmstay can enjoy lots of cute and friendly farm animals around – Alpacas, cows, chickens, horses, ducks and the cat. 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 if the “girls” have been laying.

Sillver, our cat

Cats

Meet our family of cats, Silver, Naughty, Moonshine and Ziggy

Jolan laying on her calf

Cows

We have a varying number of cows of calves.

Schael

Chicken

The chicken, we currently have 8 of them, are all rescues of some sort.

Mocha and Joey

Alpacas

We have a herd of 9 alpacas and two of them, our junior boys, were born at our place.

Rusty and Shady nicely asking for food in the evening

Horses

Our two buddies.

Duck flapping its wings

Ducks

We have a number of Buff Orpingtons, Cayugas and some semi-wild ones.

Latest posts about our animals

Two hybrid mallard/grey ducks on the house roof

Time of the year again: Ducks, ducks, ducks

It’s that time of the year again where the cats and dogs in the neighbourhood start bringing in little chicks and ducklings.

While a few of last year’s rescue ducks have returned sporadically throughout the year, they now seem to be returning in larger numbers and bringing their boy friends along.

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Rainy landscape in misty layers and some sun pushing through thick clouds orange in the background

The animals, the rain and the fire

Who likes the weather when it’s raining and storming outside? No one – well, maybe the odd people that are happy that their grass is growing, like us humans inside. Oh, and the ducks! The ducks love it.

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Ride-on mower parked in front of a green growth covered pond in front of paddocks and alpacas in the distance

Time to head out before the bad weather

Time to head into the valley and do some paddock maintenance. Checking fences and gates, continued to dig a drainage trench, checked up on the alpacas and moos, mowed some swamp grass and sprayed some other areas of swap grass. Chopped some firewood, loaded up the trainer and brought it back up to the house to keep us warm over the next couple of days.

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