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

piece of paper with some feathers and ink bottle we used.

Making quills out of duck feathers

We created quills out of some duck feathers. They have the big advantage that the quill is actually pretty long already. Still not long enough to actually handle them properly though. Shaved some of the vane off and it was much better.

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Eastern Rosella on the fence line

Life is slowing down

After being rather busy over the last week before Christmas with a film crew on site and the typical “everything needs to be finished by Christmas” work frantic, we are now all truly in holiday mode.

All at Pukeatua Farmstay wishing you a lovely and relaxed time and a Happy New 2021. May it bring prosperity and happiness.

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Two alpacas in thick green grass

Officially Summer – and how lovely it is

The first days of summer greeted with a mixed bag of weather. The first day was coldish and still wet with quite some wind. But that all eased down on the second day which turned into a nice, dry and hot summer day featuring blue sky and green grass.

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