The Farm


The community farms a 60 acre property which backs on to the Rimutaka Forest Nature Reserve. Both the farm and the Reserve provide a range of walks in the most beautiful, peaceful setting. The community farms Highland cattle and sheep.

On the farm we also have a large variety of pets for visitors and retreatants to interact with. These include donkeys, ponies, pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas and pet sheep. Many people especially farmers have asked us what the purpose is of having these various pets. For us the answer is simple: together they create community, they are a joy to visitors and a very loving presence on the farm.

All community members are involved with the running of the farm and help out regularly with various tasks. As most of us are townies it has been a great learning curve. We all help with the docking, drenching, and feeding out etc.

There is always plenty of work to be done on the farm and visitors are always welcome and even encouraged to help out.