Our farm and home is set across 200 acres of beautiful country side in the Pyramid Valley of the South Island. It is filled with joy and the richness of life that makes this a special place to share. No matter who or what you are, if you want to be here you are always welcome at Pyramid Valley. Through the creation of wet lands and extensive native plantings, animals, birds and wildlife continue to flock to Pyramid Valley to create their own home. I love this about home. The majority of our animals and wildlife have just found their way here. Whether its alfrado our jersey cow who just turned up one day to our ducks, dogs and numerous birds that have done the same. All are welcome in the haven of Pyramid Valley.
We attempt to improve our home with each day. We treat our whole farm with biodynamic preparations and we work to provide produce and various foods for our staff and families We have an extensive vegetable garden that we have all developed to provide year round food for us all, combined with beef, pork and chicken from the property as well. This is the way life use to be and I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to be at home and to truly live and experience life in this way.
In 2001 Mike and Claudia started collecting local native plant seeds to re vegetate the farm. With large sacks in hand slopes had been climbed to find trees and shrubs that supplied seeds for us to propagate. The Doctors Hills, Mt.Cass and the Scargill Valley allowed for plants that would be hardy for all conditions. With the support of Chris Todd ,The Department of Conservation we identified all plants and the odd native insect as well. A wetland area was created around our pond and Spring Face for native birds. Paradise shell ducks, Pukeko, Pewaiwaka (fantails), Pyde Stilts, Heron, Teal, Bellbirds and many others are now part of our animal life at Pyramid Valley. We even have the great Falcon on our slopes now.
Going forward our goal is to continue collecting the seedlings from these native plants and replant where we desire. We currently have 20,000 plants standing strong including: Cabbage Trees, Flax, Tui Tui, Coprosma, Carex, Totara, Beech, Olearia, Pittosporum and Hebe to name a few.
Our friends and visitors often enjoy various activities while at Pyramid Valley which include hill sliding, harvesting veggies, brushing the pig, enjoying the stars and sunsets, swimming in the pond, BBQs, making pickles and cheese with friends and heroes that shape our lives.
In the surrounding country side there is various activities that we enjoy as I’m sure you will as well. Home is a leisurely 1 hour drive from Christchurch, through rolling hills, with beautiful vistas that will take your breath away.
Activities in the area include regular Rodeos, Old Weka Pass Train Ride, Trek to Ancient Maori Cave Drawings, Stock Auctions, Veggie/Fruit Stands, Largest Archeological site of Moa bones in the Southern Hemisphere to name a few.
Our property tours show and capture this way of life. You and your family and friends are welcome to join us.
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