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Pony rides and horse play for farmstay guests

Our pony Soda and thoroughbred Hollywood are available for hand-led pony rides for any children staying with us as farmstay guests. Learn how to groom, muck out paddocks and enjoy a hand-led ride as part of your farmstay. If the kids aren't into horses, there is also a chance to go on a quadbike trailer ride and there are plenty of ride-on toys like kid-size John Deere tractors and more. If you'd like to go on a trail ride during your stay, there is Clarendon Horse Riding not far from here and also beach horse rides available down Forster way.

Spring babies at the farmstay

So love this time of year when everything is green, the flowers are dazzling in colour, the bees are humming (including native bees such as the big, bold Carpenter bees)...and baby goats start appearing!  The pic below is of baby Gypsy, born to Gigi, one of our Saanen herd...cheeky and inquisitive already and only a few days old!

We're all booked out these holidays, so book your farmstay with us soon so you can come and enjoy all the activities on offer.

 

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

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