FARM OPEN THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY ALL DAY AND SUNDAY AFTER 2

Please come visit. Stroll the woods with the emu and see their enormous eggs.

Text or call Farmer Mary at 244-1800 to let her know when you are coming.

Food the animals like includes:
Apples
Carrots
Grapes
Kale
Cabbage
Any greens
Pumpkins
Cereal
Wheat bread
Crackers
Popped corn

THANK YOU for supporting a local farm family!

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WINTERPAST FARM FACEBOOK PAGE

Farmer Mary gets quite a bit of her referrals through the Winterpast Farm Facebook page. Facebook, apparently, doesnt assure that those who simply “like” the page will get future posts. Farmer Mary tries to keep the website updated as well regarding events and exciting things like emu eggs or baby bunnies.

When you choose to “like” the page, I understand you have to then take one more step and put Winterpast Farm on your list you get posts from.

A small business friend sent this along which encourages you to like and comment on and share posts and photos you see on the farm FB page.

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GERMAN SHEPHERD FRIEND OF FARM NEEDS NEW HOME!!

A dog who vacations regularly at Winterpast Farm needs a new, loving home. His owner is moving and cannot take him along. The dog is 3.5 years old, totally up to date, currently unneutured, sweet and smart. No fee.

Please let Farmer Mary know if you have any ideas…

Thank you!

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FIRST EMU EGG OF THE SEASON FOUND TODAY!!

While walking the woods with a friend and lots of dogs this morning, Farmer Mary found the first emu egg!

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The emu had been walking the far left fenceline for weeks, beating a path along the fence. This is where the emu nest was last year. However, the egg found this morning was in the way back of the ten acres along the fenceline near where the nest was several years ago.
By noon, there were two eggs!

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Of course, Charlie the farm dog had to investigate. Charlie wasn’t at the farm to see the eggs last year and he was pretty amazed at their size and color!
Come see the emu and their nest soon..maybe this will be the year that the male finally sets long enough to hatch some babies!
Here is a picture of the emu near the nest this morning.

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COMPOSTING TOILET BEING CONSTRUCTED AT THE FARM

Farmer Mary and friends and some of her children have started work on a composting toilet for use by visitors to Winterpast Farm. Years ago a funny shaped red building, originally used for storing firewood at another farm, arrived at Winterpast, and it has been sitting around near the peacock pen awaiting just the right use.

Farmer Mary keeps dogs while their families are on vacation (or at war, or while inlaws are in town…) and when a visitor asks to use the bathroom, it has been a bit of an ordeal to move dogs. So, this will solve all the issues of visitors needing a bathroom.

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Yesterday the insulation went in, and the work continues today. Thanks to friend, Doyle, who,helped move and install insulation and brought a great pizza and to Steve, a visitor to the farm who thought he was just donating two bunnies to Winterpast, but ended up volunteering the use of his pickup truck to bring a computer desk from Goodwill that Farmer Mary plans to use in the construction of the seating part of the new toilet.

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Insulation in, progress as of Thanksgiving morning. “Olga” the visiting Great Dane, is convinced this is her new vacation home.

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By the end of Thursday afternoon, walls up, trim up top and bottom, computer desk partially dismantled for making into frame for seat, free door offered (hopefully including installation!), lighting ideas considered…more to do Friday.

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No room for Olga anymore!

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UPDATE DEC 9

Farmer Mary will attend a conference on composting toilets tonight in Chapel Hill…thentoilet at Winterpast will be open tomorrow..come try it out!!

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This is the computer desk at Goodwill that became the toilet.

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Starting to get some forwards of outhouse humor…

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Still need a doorknob, an extension cord to the half put up Christmas lights that will serve as lighting, for now. Need to paint the door….but it has come a LONG ways!!
UPDATE DEC 9

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