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Using Sawdust for Veggie Garden pathways

The veggie patch is about 8 years old now and every few years we refresh the paths with free sawdust from the mill. We use sawdust as it's nice and soft underfoot, and is a snake and snail deterrent.

Originally we put down layers of cardboard to stop weeds getting through, but these have well and truly rotted through so this year we're putting down some weedmat underneath instead.

Just a couple of last minute farmstay holidays available for September/October School Holidays

Book in now for your farmstay as we only have a few holiday places left for the upcoming Spring school holidays! Just 3 hours north of Sydney but a world away!

Farmstay Special: 3 Nights for the Price of 2* - August 2016 Only - Celebrating Our Trip Advisor Win!

We've just won a Platinum Award as a Trip Advisor Green Leader for 2016! And you can celebrate with us as we're putting on a Winter Special so you can come and enjoy all the environmental aspects of our little farmstay....solar power, organic agriculture, recycled building materials, native bee sanctuary, handmade balms and candles, solar ovens, and so much more....and of course - gorgeous farm animals, gardens filled with interesting and useful plants - and lots of laughs!

AUGUST 2016 FARMSTAY SPECIAL - 3 Nights for the Price of 2

No Public Open Days this June Long Weekend Sorry

We'll be looking after farmstay guests, a private function and will also be at Gloucester Farmers Market on Saturday of the long weekend so we're not able to open the farm for an open day - sorry about that!

Where can I fly my drone? How about book in for a farmstay and get some great shots here!

We recently had some lovely farmstay guests who brought their drones with them on holiday to practice flying around the farm. The drones have been able to capture some amazing shots and the guests have enjoyed being able to be in a wide open space with great topography to test their skills.

Have popped a couple of the drone images below so you can get a birds eye view of the farmstay.

What's in Season at the Farmstay? Organic Japanese Raisins, Rosellas Wild Hibiscus & Turmeric

It's been a strange start to Autumn with incredibly warm days, so the plants and the bees are all a bit confused!

Book in for a Cosy, Eco-friendly, Fun & Relaxing Farmstay - Just 3hrs Easy Drive from Sydney

Today it finally feels like Autumn has arrived...just a little late seeing we're well into April!  Autumn and winter on the farm offer a refreshing getaway, crisp mornings and nights around the campfire or stay toasty around the fireplace in your cottage or the farmhouse.

Autumn and winter involve lots of activity on the farm, there are animals to care for ( alpacas, sheep, goats, miniature galloway cows, horses and chickens), as well as lots to involve yourself if you're into herbs, gardens, bushtucker and sustainable living - or you can just relax with a book.

Autumn News from the Farm: April School Holiday Farmstay Vacancy + Farm Weddings + Farm Animal news

Autumn 2016 Update from Honeycomb Valley Farm

Feeling the need to ground yourself?

Thanks everyone for a great holiday weekend!

What a stunning Easter holiday weekend - great farmstay guests in the cottages and farmhouse, fun visitors from far and wide for the inaugural Easter Egg hunt, cuddly animals, fresh ice cream beans off the trees, bountiful basil and delicious honey. Plus the Nabiac and Beaches Farmers Markets had great weather too.

Thanks to all for your good vibes!  Bee well from us.

Next Open Day - Easter Sunday March 27 includes Easter Egg & Four-Leaf Clover Hunt!

If you'd like to come and meet the farm animals (alpacas, sheep, goats, miniature galloway cows, horses & chooks), take a walk through the gardens  (full of useful plants including herbs and everything from carobs to coffee, tulsi to turmeric), see the solar ovens, our farmgate shop and more - then our next open day is Easter Sunday - Sunday March 27th.

You can arrive anytime after 10am and the farm will close at 2pm. There will be an Easter Egg and 4-Leaf clover hunt starting at 11.30am.

Entry is $10 children and $15 adults and there is no need to book.

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