Star Gazing Farm

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.

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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!

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

Shearing Day at the Farm – April 25, 2020

 April 25, 12-4 at the farm.  We’ll be shearing sheep, alpacas, llamas, and Angora goats and talking about fiber!  You can see the wool as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, and see what harvesting wool is all about. Gift shop will also be open.  Free, and open to the public! [read more]

 

Doubting Thomases

Gruff and BubbaNewest farm story!  The other day one of our volunteers was being mobbed by an unruly group of large ruminants. A few bystanders were trying to help her get into her truck without incident.  We were all having a great deal of trouble.  Well — upon further investigation, we found she had made the grave mistake of keeping cookies in her pockets.  COOKIES: no wonder.  She hurriedly and perhaps somewhat desperately tossed the cookies over the hood of the truck to me, took off down the driveway, and I, literally left holding the bag, made a beeline for the front door, buffeted from side to side by goat bodies, just barely making it to safety while still keeping my shoes on. [read more]

2020 Star Gazing Farm Wall Calendar

Order now!  Beautiful new 2020 calendar arriving soon!  This full-color, 17″ x 11″ wall calendar features 13 of our beautiful animals, and all sales go to benefit the sanctuary.  Calendars can be purchased at the farm or mailed directly to you.  Each month features a different animal at our sanctuary.  The cost is $15 per calendar (or $16.50 with shipping). [Order now!]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Henryka

Hi!  I’m Henryka, the most exotic chicken on the farm.  I was found way out by the river, huddled under a bramble bush.  It was cold and uncomfortable, so I did not protest when Farmer Anne picked me up and took me home.

Read more about me!

Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, year-round, rain or shine. Volunteers wishing to come need to let us know by the Friday morning beforehand by emailing info@stargazingfarm.org.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, February 15, Saturday, February 29, and Saturday, March 14 from 1-2 pm . Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

Read more about volunteering