For, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come.

MATERNITY PEN FOR GERMANY

Hard to believe that this pen, which Farmer Mary last used as a time out pen for HENRY (the cutest ) puppy when he was

naughty, is now a lovely roofed, tarped, maternity pen housing sweet GERMANY and her day old twin lamb daughters.

Big Thanks to @larryscoffee in Raleigh who donates empty coffee bean bags that Farmer Mary uses for several things including, shown here, being the first layer of flooring for a maternity pen at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. This will be covered with straw and will keep the babies healthy especially if the rain returns! Thanks Larry!

And BIG Thanks to a great farm volunteer who even brought her Mom and Dad along today to help get a roof on another maternity pen so GERMANY and her one day old twins would have a safe home.

Farmer Mary truly appreciates the help her volunteers do to help her care for the animals at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. She couldnโ€™t have raised the new roof without a lot of help! See a final pic of the happy new family in FB comments.

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

CLOSED Thurs Mar 21

OPEN 1-6 Fri Mar 22after a morning school field trip

OPEN 10-6 Sat Mar 23

OPEN 12-5 Sun Mar 24

OPEN 10-5 Mon Mar 25

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could use some volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love โค๏ธ animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Mart is especially in need of Timothy hay. The seven nursing mothers eat a lot of hay and the babies start to nibble on hay at about two weeks old. Hay can also be purchased at at Walmart, pet and feed stores.

#winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #farmermary #farmher #maternitypen #homebuilding #animalhouse #ittakesavillage #volunteers #blessedlife #vokunteeratwinterpast #supportlocalsmallfarms #ncfarm#ncag #wakeforestnc nc #farmchores

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ST. PATRICKS DAY TWIN LAMBS!

Fun times today at the St. Patrickโ€™s Day Event at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. Baby twin lambs were born to GERMANY the Shetland sheep and farm visitors had the opportunity to go out in the back pasture with Farmer Mary and meet the new arrivals.

Farmer Mary is out of maternity pens and could really use some adult or tall child help ASAP reroofing a pen that imploded from the weight of snow back way in December.

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

CLOSED Thurs Mar 21

OPEN 1-6 Fri Mar 22after a morning school field trip

OPEN 10-6 Sat Mar 23

OPEN 12-5 Sun Mar 24

OPEN 10-5 Mon Mar 25

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could use some volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love โค๏ธ animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet and feed stores.

#winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #farmermary #farmher #funforallages #newborns #twins #lamb #lambs #lambsofinstagram #goodmom #farmfun #raleighmoms #trianglefamilyfun #supportlocalsmallfarms #ncfarm #ncag #farmanimals #stpatricksday

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WHITE PEACOCK

Great pic that a recent farm visitor shared with Farmer Mary of the solid white male peacock at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC.

Farmer Mary purchased his egg from a peacock breeder three years ago and put it under a broody hen. Three patient long years later…wow!!

The young male has been spreading his tail trying to impress the ladies (called โ€œpeahensโ€) since the short season of peacock love is fast approaching. When not showing off, the white male is very happy to eat out of farm visitors hands. He loves grapes, kale, romaine lettuce, plain Cheerios, and blueberries.

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED at noon Fri Mar 15

OPEN 12-6 Sat Mar 16 after an early away Birthday party

OPEN 11-5 Sun Mar 17-wear green!!!

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could sure use volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love โค๏ธ animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet stores and feed stores. The pregnant sheep ๐Ÿ‘and goats ๐Ÿand nursing mothers eat a lot of hay as well as all the bunnies๐Ÿฐ, guinea pigs, donkey and pigs๐Ÿ–. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #ncfarm #farmermary #farmher #peacock #whitepeacock #peacocksofinstagram #handsomeguy #ncfarm

#supportlocalsmallfarms #thatsenoughrain #volunteeratwinterpast

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BABY GOAT LOVE

Baby goat fun with TINY TIM who is the littlest baby boy of CAITLINN. He is particularly snuggly and loves to suck on fingers!

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Thurs Mar 14

OPEN 10-12 Fri Mar 15(updated)

OPEN 12-6 Sat Mar 16 after an early away Birthday party

OPEN 11-5 Sun Mar 17-wear green!!!

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could sure use volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet stores and feed stores. The pregnant sheep and goats and nursing mothers eat a lot of hay as well as all the bunnies, guinea pigs, donkey and pigs. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #ncfarm #farmermary #farmher #tinytim #goatlove #goat #babygoat #babygoats #babygoatsofinstagram #goatsofinstagram

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CINDY LOU HAD A BABY GIRL!

CINDY LOU the white sheep had a baby girl this morning at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC! For the past two years she had unsuccessful births so lots of Friends of the Farm have been praying for a healthy lamb this year. Way to go CINDY LOU!!!

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Thurs Mar 14

CLOSED Fri Mar 15

OPEN 12-6 Sat Mar 16 after an early away Birthday party

OPEN 11-5 Sun Mar 17-wear green!!!

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could sure use volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet stores and feed stores. The pregnant sheep and goats and nursing mothers eat a lot of hay as well as all the bunnies, guinea pigs, donkey and pigs. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #ncfarm #farmermary #farmher #lamb #lambs #lambsofinstgram #sheep #newborn #gracie #sheepofinstagram #lovesheep #supportlocalsmallfarms #welcomebaby

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BABY BUNNIES!

Baby bunnies Day 3. All three are doing very well. If you ask during a farm visit Farmer Mary will take you in the heated garage for a quick visit. MRS COFFEE is the mama. FRECKLES is the Dad and his coloring sure spread to his children!

When the weather warms up for sure they will be outside and easier to view and hold. For now Farmer Mary is keeping the new little family extra warm in the heated side of the garage at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC.

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Tue Mar 12

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 13

CLOSED Thurs Mar 14

CLOSED Fri Mar 15

OPEN 12-6 Sat Mar 16 after an early away Birthday party

OPEN 11-5 Sun Mar 17-wear green!!!

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could sure use volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet stores and feed stores. The pregnant sheep and goats and nursing mothers eat a lot of hay as well as all the bunnies, guinea pigs, donkey and pigs. Thank you for supporting a smaljl local farm family animal rescue.

#winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforet #farmermary #farmher #ncfarm #supportlocalsmallfarms #eggsforsale #babybunnies #bunniesofinstagram #triplets #day3 #rexbunnies #closedtoday

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CHICKEN ART FOR SALE

Farmer Mary has been enjoying a morning away from the zoo making pottery at @jbceramics in Chapel Hill. Today three big chickens including this one came out of the kiln and will be for sale at Winterpast Farm along with smaller animal shaped ornaments. The larger chickens have two holes for easy hanging.

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Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Tue Mar 12

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 13

CLOSED Thurs Mar 14

CLOSED Fri Mar 15

OPEN 12-6 Sat Mar 16 after an early away Birthday party

OPEN 11-5 Sun Mar 17-wear green!!!

CLOSED Mon Mar 18

CLOSED Tues Mar 19

OPEN 10-5 Wed Mar 20

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Please read โ€œyour visitโ€ at www.winterpast.org to learn how to schedule a visit, what food ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ you can bring for feeding all the animals, how to โ€œpark at a pigโ€ ๐Ÿ– in our small parking lot, how to NOT turn down Farmer Maryโ€™s neighbors private road behind the old tobacco barn when your GPS says to, our admission cost and more visit tips.

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Farmer Mary could sure use volunteers for spreading mulch and for baby goat and lamb snuggling. Opportunities exist during posted open hours but also on some closed days and evenings. Read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org-hard to access on phones)

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If YOU love animals you can help by please checking out the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm. Farmer Maryโ€™s biggest need is Timothy hay which can also be purchased at Walmart, pet stores and feed stores. The pregnant sheep and goats and nursing mothers eat a lot of hay as well as all the bunnies, guinea pigs, donkey and pigs. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue.

#winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforet #farmermary #farmher #ncfarm #supportlocalsmallfarms #eggsforsale #chicken #clayart #ncartist #makeartdaily #forsale #ncpottery #julieberkowitzceramics #jbceramics #closedtoday

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