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Blog for The Limes Farmstay and Orchard – November 2017

Keeping in touch with our friends and guests.

We have STARGAZING starting in December. Check the detail on this website. https://www.thelimes.com.au/stargazing/

Through this blog we hope to keep you posted as to what is happening at The Limes and in Toodyay and will give links to various websites.

Also any new specials we have over the next 12 months.

Star gazing – we have had several successful stargazing nights. Thanks to Brian our astronomer who has 2 large telescopes which he sets up on our property we have been able to navigate the night sky. We have learned about galaxies and identified various planets including the rings of Saturn as well as many moon carters.

We have been operating since 2009 so are gradually refurbishing the chalets – a lick of paint, restocking the crockery and cutlery and kitchen utensils!!!

On the animal front – our 2 miniature donkeys Matilda and Frankie are look very healthy and still love their carrots or apples, while Murray the goat just lives for certain weeds and his goat muesli.

Noel the turkey continues to gobble and strut his stuff even after warnings about Christmas Day while his hen Noelle lays an egg every second day much to Jacks delight -his coat is very healthy. 

Jack continues to give pleasure to us and to our guests. He still follows Philip everywhere although has grown wiser – as long as he can see him he will just sit and wait for him to return! He accompanies Philip into the hardware store to wait for treats. He has only been in one altercation and of course he didn’t start it!

Sir Francis Drake has lost one of his maids but is still attentive to Eliza.  They seem to be off the lay but we hope they will get down to business soon as their eggs definitely make better cakes and a perfect zucchini slice – we do have to beat the crows!

Most of the chickens have been clucky but we still manage to collect eggs which our guests enjoy

Mr. Bean, the Llama, Manuel and Ned the Alpacas have recently been shorn however Basil was very reluctant and will now have to wait until next year.

Please note: we feed the animals at 5.00pm unless by special arrangement.


  • Family specials – virtual long weekends pay for 2 nights -stay for 3 or have a late check out.
  • Mid week specials – pay for 2 stay for 3
  • See the specials for Stargazing on this website.

Please note we are now on NBN- our new phone number is (061) 08 9584 0612 while mobile remains as 0400 502 935

And our email is farmstayz@optusnet.com.au

Forthcoming Events

  •  – Lime picking starts middle of March – we have plenty of cordial and lime juice as well as an assortment of Marmalades – some of which are available in the Toodyay bakery. In Perth these products are sold at Boatshed, Fresh Provisions in Mt.Lawley and Bicton.
  •  – Check out Toodyay Bakery – Australia’s best pasties, artisan baguettes and fig and fennel sour dough loaves as well as ciabatta and other tasty treats.
  • – Music Festival – 28th March
  • – Moondyne Festival – 1st Sunday May
  • – Fibre Festival – June Long weekend                            
  • – Avon Descent – 1st weekend in August                                         
  • – International Food Festival – 1st Saturday in August
  • – Dowerin Field Day – August
  • – Targa West Rally- August
  • – Vino Art – Long weekend in September- Toodyay Picnic Races – long weekend in September
  • – Toodyay Agricultural Show – 1st Saturday in October
  • – Bush Poets – 1st weekend in November

Things to do in Toodyay

Coorinja Winery, Earth Sculptures Pottery and Studio, Roos at Sues, Emu Farm, the miniature railway open from Easter.

Contact the Visitors’ centre re information about historic buildings and places of interest.

Don’t forget to visit Uniquely Toodyay in the Old Post Office – local crafts, products and art.

Farmers markets – 3rd Sunday of each month starting in March

Other activities in and around Toodyay – Lake Leschenaultia- Chidlow(45mins), The Maze – Neaves Rd;(45mins.) Wild Goose Restaurant soap factory and wine tasting – Gidgegannup(30mins)

We are close to the Swan Valley and Caversham – (1 hour) on your way to Toodyay via Toodyay Rd; or on the way home via Chittering and Great Northern Highway.



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A wonderful relaxing two night stay

We stayed recently with three energetic boys. They had a wonderful time feeding the animals picking the oranges a tractor ride and the highlight building a bonfire. We toasted marshmallows by the fire with friends at night.

Leanne R

Comfortable beds and accommodation

Recovering from a couple of broken ribs and in a lot of pain, I nearly didn't go away with my friends. Pleased that I did, the owners Jenny and Phil went out of their way to ensure I had everything I needed to ensure that I was comfortable. Lots of soft fluffy pillows and a light weight warm quilt (which on all beds) ensured that I had a restful sleep. I was more comfortable than in my own bed at home.

Pauline H

A great little getaway

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend away at the Limes. Phil and Jenny were quick to respond to my emails and at one stage, it looked like we had to cancel our booking because I had double booked ourselves but Phil came up with a great alternative. We went ahead with our original booking anyway and I am glad we did. We had such a wonderful time!


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