This Valentine’s Day, receive a big kiss from a loving animal

Select the animal(s) from whom you want your special valentine’s smooch and we’ll send you your very own digital postcard. Each “kiss” costs only $14 and is a tax-deductible donation to the farm. The kisses are totally germ- and slobber-free, and your donation will help care for the animals here at the sanctuary. You can buy a kiss for a friend, too!

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

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.  Our annual letter tells you all about the animals we have taken in this year, and the many activities we have engaged in to help our community.   There are many ways to donate: by check, paypal, by donating goods in kind, by visiting our gift shop and purchasing hand-crafted items, by sponsoring an animal, and by contributing via the Combined Federal Campaign.

We thank you for your support!

2015 Winter Letter [PDF]

It’s gorgeous. It looks, smells, and feels like dirt but it’s fully composted and aged manure all from our sanctuary animals, mixed with straw bedding and hay.

2015 pickup dates:  Saturdays between 9 am and 2 pm. Bring a pickup truck, trailer, or heavy duty compost bags or buckets.

Reports back from gardeners say that this stuff is magic.

This season we have two varieties:

Catalyst Compost: SMOKIN’! If you need hot manure to get your own compost pile cooking fast, you should bring tins or heat-proof cannisters. This stuff will get your compost broken down much faster, and will add vital nutrients.

Magic Mountains of Manure: 100% composted manure, multi-flavored: gifts from cows, goats, sheep, horses, and a variety of fowl, plus straw and hay, all cooked, regularly turned, and ready to go. Can be put directly on working gardens and lawns.

Note: we are not “organic”, but we do not use pesticides or any kind of chemicals on the property. All animals are free range, happy, and healthy, and their primary diet is orchard grass, timothy hay, seeds, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

We invite you to come and take as much as you want, as many loads as you want. If you are able, we’d greatly appreciate a tax-deductible donation to the farm to help us keep our tractor running and filled with diesel, as little or as much as you want to give.

For large loads, or if you can’t make it on Saturdays, please contact us regarding other arrangements for pickup.

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

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

We offer community service learning hours to young people in the Montgomery County school system! Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age.  Volunteer Application Form.

Frequently asked questions about volunteering, visiting, and more