Star Gazing Farm
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  • graham
  • maria
  • tigba
  • burr
  • jc
  • betty
  • wc
  • orion
  • joey
  • haruka
  • harry
  • angel
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  • sam
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  • kittens
  • dani

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

What’s in it for me?

Mr. Newman Goat has more than once eerily reflected the more, shall we say, base inclinations of society. I suppose the sheer honesty of his bald “Me-ness” is part of his charm. But really, sometimes he goes too far.

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Farm stories

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

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Animal news, stories, care tips, and general news about the farm

News & Events

Arrival of the long-awaited barn

day3We’re so happy to have finally realized the project of our new barn.  This barn will make an enormous difference to our older animals in winter time, providing them with both shelter and open space, opening up more space in the “old barn” for animals to take shelter … and it looks pretty! [read more and view photos]

Montgomery Magazine Features Star Gazing Farm and Farmer Anne

Montgomery Magazine’s 2015 August/September issue has a lovely article on the work Star Gazing Farm does.  [read the article in PDF formatLink to the article’s web site

Summer Newsletter

News from the farm – our new alpaca and pig arrivals, progress on the barn, and more! Read summer newsletter [PDF]

Dramatic rescue of sheep from I-270N

A sheep running loose along I-270 was rescued on Sunday, July 5 in a combined effort of Star Gazing Farm and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.  Read more

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 Maria Christina

Maria225200Maria is a shy, beautiful cat who is dearly loved by our volunteers. She is dainty and sleek, but quite an active mouser. Read more about Maria.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, August 15, 9-2
Tuesday, August 18, 5-8 pm
Saturday, August 22, 9-2
Tuesday, August 25, 5-8 pm
Saturday, August 29, 9-2


Tuesday, Sept. 1, 5-8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 5-8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5-8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 19, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5-8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5-8 pm

*** Need event volunteers for Saturday, September 19, 9-5 at Poolesville Day ***

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, August 29, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10-11 am
Read more about volunteering

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