The Farm is Currently Closed

Due to the uncertain situation with COVID-19, the farm is currently closed. 

Given the current re-spike in cases, we are playing it safe.  I know folks are VERY anxious to get out and see the animals.  We’ll make an announcement just as soon as we are able to start some timed visits.  We are and will be abiding by the Montgomery County, Maryland guidelines issued 8/5/2020. 

Masks are required on the farm at all times.

Shearing Day at the Farm – Stay Tuned for Online Coverage

Sheep shearing

Sheep shearing

Shearing day is quite possibly the most important day of the year for a fiber animal.  Fiber animals are those who have been bred over centuries to grow hair/fleece/wool  – it does not shed on its own and therefore it is our job to remove it for them so that they are cool for the summer.

This year, due to the Maryland stay-at-home order, we will not be holing a public shearing day.  We are working on bringing this to you via video coverage and will announce the link here once it’s set up.

We’ll be shearing our sheep, alpacas, llamas. and goats.  In addition to shearing, we will be trimming toenails, and doing a bit of dental work on the llamas and alpacas.  You can see the fiber as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, dyeing, and see what harvesting fleece is all about.

Many people ask, does it hurt the animal?  The answer is no! In fact, if you don’t shear annually, the wool keeps on growing and growing and growing and can be a real health hazard, so we shear once a year in the spring.

 

Valentines on the Farm!

valenintes-giftPlease join us on Saturday, February 8 from noon-4 to give some love to the animals!  Kiss a cow, snuggle with a sheep, wrestle with a goat, pet a donkey.

Special hugging sessions with Fatty the Loudest Cat on Earth will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis (or until he walks away).

For a donation of $10 or more you can choose a special gift bag for your child, friend, dog or cat, full of goodies they will love!  Each gift bag will have a surprise photo and valentine’s message from one of our animals!

Come and browse our gift shop – there might just be something there you want to get for your human sweetie, too!

Hot vegan lunch, hot and cold beverages, and tours to meet the animals.

All family members welcome (but please leave your own pets at home).

DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM

 

 

Holiday Gift Shop & Open Farm

Saturdays:  November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21
10am – 4pm each day

Meet the friendly farm animals!  Join us for a hot cup of cider, and enjoy the Christmas lights.

Get original gifts from our gift shop:

  • Wool and alpaca rugs
  • Hand-knitted wool garments
  • Cat toys & lavender sachets
  • Herbs & chocolates
  • Many other gift items

All sales go to benefit the sanctuary.  [directions to the farm]

 

Baaa for Beer

Join us on Saturday, November 16 from 2-5pm at 7 Locks Brewing for an afternoon of brews.

For a small donation, you can bring your dog along!  $1 of every pint sold will be donated to the farm.  We’ll also have a silent auction and a few gorgeous items from our gift shop for sale.

Sheep Ricardo and Angel, and newest canine addition to the farm, southern gentleman Jethro will be there to greet you.

Address:

12227 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

 

Come meet us at the Button Farm this weekend!

Angel and Ricardo want to invite you to come on out to a “really cool historic farm” to hang out with them and learn with them at this living history museum.  They will be at the Button Farm in Germantown from 10-4 on Saturday, October 5 and noon-4 on Sunday, October 6.

We will have some of our beautiful crafts for sale!

You can tour the living history farm with museum garden and slave cemetery.  There will be historical farm chores, games, and cider press.

This event is part of the Heritage Montgomery Farm Tour.

Address:  16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown, MD

 

 

Fall Festival on the Farm

Join us Saturday, October 26 from noon to 4 for a celebration of fall!  The weather should be beautiful!

Come dressed in your costume – kids will win a prize for costumes!

We’ll have traditional farm games for young and old, bake sale, hot cider, tours to meet the animals, and lovely hand-crafted items available for purchase in our gift shop.

This event is free and open to the public (but please leave your own pets at home).

Directions to the farm

 

 

Farm Tour Days 2019

Every summer the Montgomery County Farm Tour brings hundreds of visitors to our farm. There are so many poignant moments, when people connect with animals in sometimes unexpected ways. It’s a beautiful event. Kids get their faces painted, adults sit and watch the roosters in the trees, the pigs ask for belly rubs, the goats get into people’s belongings, and people go home with one-of-a-kind souvenirs from our farm, including sponsorships of an animal.

This year please join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 from 10 to 4!

The event is free and open to everyone, but please leave your pets at home. If you can carpool with friends, that is a great idea – we get pretty crowded!

We have guided tours to meet the animals face to face and learn their stories.  Our wonderful gift shop is open and includes everything from dollar items to our totally unique, hand-woven wool/alpaca rugs.  There are sno cones, a bake sale, and other refreshments available, and lots of craft activities for children.

Our address is 16760 Whites Store Road, Boyds, MD 20841

Paint an animal, paint for the animals fundraiser!

Join us to help raise money for the Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary which takes in animals in need of rehabilitation and permanent homes and works closely with animal control on abuse and neglect issues. For just $35 per painter you can choose either a pig or a donkey to create. All ages are welcome. And food will be available at this restaurant. This is at Worthington Golf Course at their restaurant called Bar19. When you enter the building there is a side door on the left which opens into the restaurant. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of all our animals.

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Bar19 at Worthington Manor Golf Club
8329 Fingerboard Road, Frederick, Maryland 21704

Tickets are $35.  Click to purchase!

 

Shearing Day at the Farm – April 27, 2019

Sheep shearing

Sheep shearing

Shearing day is quite possibly the most important day of the year for a fiber animal.  Fiber animals are those who have been bred over centuries to grow hair/fleece/wool  – it does not shed on its own and therefore it is our job to remove it for them so that they are cool for the summer.

Our shearing day is always open to the public.  It is a great educational experience for young and old, alike.  You will have the opportunity to touch the animals before and after shearing, and to feel the fiber after it comes off.  If you are a spinner and wish to purchase any of the fiber, we will negotiate that with the animals!

Saturday April 27, 2019, noon-4 Rain or Shine

We’ll be shearing our sheep, alpacas, llamas. and Angora goats.  In addition to shearing, we will be trimming toenails, and doing a bit of dental work on the llamas and alpacas.  You can see the fiber as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, dyeing, and see what harvesting fleece is all about.

Many people ask, does it hurt the animal?  The answer is no! In fact, if you don’t shear annually, the wool keeps on growing and growing and growing and can be a real health hazard, so we shear once a year in the spring.

This event is free and open to the public, but please do leave your own pets at home.  Directions to the farm.