In Memorium

Ti-gba the Haitian Street Dog

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Ti-gba is Star Gazing Farm’s “peg-legged’ little fighter. She survived the streets of Port-au-Prince to rest in the sun on Anne’s patio. Ti-gba is incredibly intelligent, funny, naughty, and a constant joy to all who know her. Read more about Ti-gba.

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Meet Kimiko

hopeface3Kimiko came to us severely abused, but has made an amazing comeback! She is now trusting of people, and quite bossy when it comes to feeding time. Despite what happened to her, she has obviously strength of character. Her abuser went to jail. Read more about Kimiko.

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Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles was picked up by DC Animal control along with Mama B and Mrs. Pickles (who turned out to be a boy, and divorced Mr. Pickles but that is another story for another day).  It became apparent rather quickly …

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Oreo

Oreo is the most ornery rabbit you are likely to ever meet.  She has reason, although we do feel she might have mellowed a bit over all this time now. Oreo was brought here as a boarder.  She was a …

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Henry the Maremma

Henry and his friend Nicole were found wandering loose in Montgomery county and picked up by animal control. They were in pretty bad shape and very mistrustful of people. Happily we were able to work with animal control and found …

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Emma the tiny sheep

Emma was living in the woods area of a children’s camp.  She shared the space with 3 very obnoxious (but funny) goats who had no concern for her welfare. The caretaker, too, was lacking in that department.

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Jasper the Duck

One of our volunteers found Jasper swimming all alone in the creek in Baker Park, in Frederick. He was just a tiny little duckling and there were no mama or siblings were anywhere in sight. Knowing that this little guy …

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Anya the Partridge

Anya came to Star Gazing Farm with George the Chinchilla, arriving cleverly disguised as a rabbit! She has made a comfortable home for herself in the Bunny Motel, reserving a permanent penthouse suite.

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Delphine the Alpaca

Delphine is an 11 year old, jet black alpaca who was living confined to a dark basement of a barn. She is really enjoying being free on pasture to roam with her daughter and best friend, Senna.

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Goldie Hawn the Hen

Little Goldie Hawn was found by Montgomery Control all by herself. She is a Brahma chicken – quite fancy, and friendly as well. Her feathered feet are particular to her breed, and very beautiful.

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Jules the Goose

Jules the goose joined Star Gazing Farm’s farm family in the summer of 2013. An 18-year-old widower, Jules enjoys spending his days with Dani and Layla, fiercely protecting Layla’s nest from any passing farm hand or volunteer.

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Kimiko the Sheep

Kimiko’s story is very painful.  We only know that very kind and responsible animal control officers responded immediately to complaints about the abuse of this ewe, and acted promptly to take her immediately for medical care.  She is now in our care and receiving lots of good food, love, and attention.

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Burrito the Goat

Burrito is somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 years old, which is quite old for a goat, and yet she acts quite spry. The only ‘elderly’ thing about her is that she seems to get cold more easily than the other animals, and so she has a winter coat that she wears to keep the elements off.

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Joey the Goat

Joey is a big boy with a little boy temperament. He and Burrito lived together for their entire lives. It seems that Joey used to be a bit hard to handle – weighing in at 300 pounds and shy, but a little strong with the horns, he wasn’t such an easy goat. But we bribed him endlessly with treats and he quickly became a 300 pound teddy bear.

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Audrey Hepburn

Jack Rabbit had been widowed in the summer of 2012 and was a languishing bachelor. He found the trim, very attractive Audrey to be just his type and they quickly fell in love. They are now inseparable, and sleep together, eat together, and on their “free roam days” in the farm house, love to raid the store of apples together.

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Chirpy the Hen

Chirpy was a favorite among many volunteers, not just for her pretty face but for her calm demeanor during open houses – she was well loved among all those who had the fortune of stroking her feathers.

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Sage the Dog

Sage was left at the DC Animal Shelter along with her 3 littermates and her mother, a black German Shepherd.  She was a smart, sensitive, and unusually gentle dog from the time she went home with Farmer Anne at the …

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Macademia the Rabbit

Macademia is a perfect little lady. She is much shyer than Walnut, but extremely sweet. You have to earn her trust, and it’s worth it. We were delighted to adopt them as permanent farm residents and ambassadors for house rabbits worldwide!

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Jack Rabbit

While Jack was picked up as a vagrant, he has turned out to be quite the gentleman with Betty Boop and a devoted mate, until she passed away. He is extremely athletic, however, and loves to climb and jump everywhere.

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Juancito the Rabbit

Juancito was brought here undercover as a duck (we had agreed to take two ducks, but not a rabbit!). He has doubled in size to a normal weight since he has been here, and though not especially fond of people, adored his mate Adelaide until she passed away. We are hoping to bond him with another bunny soon so that he can have company again, groom each other, and share bunny naps.

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Louie the Horse

Morgan horse Born 1982, died 2013 Louie was trained from an early age in dressage.    He was retired from his working life and until recently enjoyed going out on trail rides.  He had had some significant health problems, including Lyme …

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Tigger the Mouser

We found Tigger at a cattle farm crying his head off – all alone! He was just a tiny little thing, but smart enough to know to set the “I’m an incredibly cute kitten, take me home” spell. He’s both a home and a barn cat, and performs remarkably well as a mouser.

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François the Bantam Rooster

Francois has always been extremely tame and friendly, and will quite happily perch on your hand. Although he is smaller than the other roosters, he can hold his own with them and has quite the personality.

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Rafael the Rooster

Rafael is a gentle rooster, and quite old. Some years back he lost partial vision in one of his eyes, and that made him shy of the other chickens. Rafael is a peaceful rooster – handsome, elegant, and not one to cause trouble.

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Daisy the Call Duck

Daisy is very small and dainty, but that is normal for his breed. They didn’t know he was a boy when they name him Daisy, but we loved the name. During the day he walks around and swims with his buddy Abner, the Blue Swede Duck.

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Dani the Goose

Dani leads the flock of geese (all three of them) and screams wildly when anything goes against his liking. He’s extraordinarily beautiful, and the female goose Laya adores him, but the ducks tend to stay clear of him.

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Derry the Maremma Dog

aMaremma Abruzzese Sheepdog Born approximately 2002 Weight approx. 95 pounds The Maremma is an Italian version of the Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog. These dogs are slightly smaller in build, can work better on smaller tracts of land, and are …

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Toby the Brown Dog

Toby Mixed breed dog Age unknown Weight approx. 50 pounds Toby was living the life of a hobo at a local farm. He would come and go, and the farmers would put out food, but he was still severely underweight …

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Tetsuro the Potbellied Pig

Techa is clearly very, very intelligent. He has selected a very choice corner in the barn for his bed – and has gathered 6 inches or so of pine shavings to create himself a soft mattress. From time to time he will bring other items in to supplement his bed, including the horse blanket!

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Spenser the Sheep

Spenser is named after Robert Parker’s detective. His nicknames are “Mystery Man” (of all the sheep, he is the most difficult to understand) and “Mr. Studly”. He is extremely affectionate and loves having his head scratched, but has gradually migrated towards the company of Parsnip and Jasmine (the “wild girls”) and so has become shyer over time.

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Parsnip the Sheep

Parsnip has recently adopted Miss Bea, our newest addition to the sheep clan, and the two of them do the “wild sheep” routine whenever it’s time for worming or hoof trimming and generally conspire in other areas when it serves their purpose.

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Rachel the Sheep

There is something quiet and mature about Rachel that none of the other sheep have displayed; sometimes I worry that she isn’t feeling well because she is so quiet, but other times she will go hopping and jumping through the fields with the Fred Astaire side-kick movement that all lambs do. Rachel is just so sweet and soft and gentle, she could melt anyone’s heart.

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Miss Bea the Sheep

While Miss Bea was very shy when she first arrived here, she now comes right up to people, particularly if they are carrying a molasses biscuit. She never has anything mean to say about anyone – truly, she is a gracious sheep.

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Huckleberry the Sheep

Huckleberry has changed personality from a retiring, somewhat abstract philosopher to the leader of the sheep flock. In fact, he will head-butt any strangers who come too close to his family. When not protecting his sheep, he is a bit of a loner, and seems to prefer the company of horses.

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Bello the horse

Hawthorne is, indeed, a big boy, standing at 17-1 hands and weighing an estimated 1400 pounds. He is a gentle giant, though. He is very tolerant of the sheep and goat shenanigans that go on, doesn’t flinch when the puppy races through his legs, and leads very nicely.

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Rocky the Steer

Rocky is true to his name – he is a solid, upstanding citizen. He is quiet and deliberate about everything in his life, and absolutely loves to be scratched on his face.

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