Star Gazing Farm
  • derry
  • kittens
  • haruka
  • angel
  • maria
  • wc
  • gruff
  • bello
  • sam
  • orion
  • louisa-fp
  • harry
  • burr
  • tigba
  • joey
  • graham
  • jc
  • tets
  • dani
  • betty
  • newman

Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals

and offers educational programs and community service opportunities to young people.

The farm is located on 4 acres of rolling hills in Western Montgomery County, Maryland.

Make a Donation

Star Gazing Farm is a non profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
CFC#: 86412

Wish Lists

You can help with just a few dollars and send a gift to the animals!

Check out our online wish list
Or visit our wishlist.

Farm stories

Read our Farm Stories (or, "The Chronicles of Newman")

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Animal news, stories, and general news about the farm

News & Events

Letters to Santa

It’s their very own advent calendar!

The animals have written to Santa Claus this year –you can read all their letters from December 1 to December 24!

Donate to the Farm!

At this time of the year, we ask you to consider the good works that Star Gazing Farm has done both for animals and for people, and to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution.  2015 Winter Letter [PDF] 

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Time to feed your garden

Our beloved animals can help your garden grow!  We collect, compost, and regularly aerate and turn our piles to produce fantastic black gold for your gardens. The composted manure is FREE.  Bring buckets, bags, a pickup truck or a dump truck – we have a front loader and shovels.  Saturdays 9-2.

Visiting the Farm

The farm is open on Saturdays from 10-2 for informal visits.

We greatly appreciate a quick RSVP if you do plan to come.

Featured Volunteer

Meet Nikki

nikki My name is Nikki Schmitzer. I work full-time at a law firm in DC and love the escape from the corporate world to the peaceful farm in the country. My favorite animal at the farm is Dee Dee Donkey. She is an old lady with the perfect mix of sweet and feisty. Read more about Nikki


Animal Spotlight

Meet Mr. Newman Goat

Newman is indisputably the boss of the farm. He decides who eats what and when, and he takes the choicest pieces of hay, flowers, and wood off the house for himself. He is handsome, charming, terrible: everyone’s quintessential bad boy and you’ve gotta love him! Read more about Mr. Newman.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, Dec. 26, 9-2


Saturday, Jan. 2, 9-2
Saturday, Jan. 9, 9-2
Saturday, Jan. 16, 9-2
Saturday, Jan. 2e, 9-2
Saturday, Jan. 30, 9-2

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, Jan. 9, 10-11 am
Saturday, Jan. 30, 10-11 am
Read more about volunteering