RENT-A-RABBIT PROGRAM

Farmer Mary gets almost daily from families who have pet bunnies they want to rehome for a wide variety of reasons. Many of these bunnies have not had regular holding and it takes a while to get them ready to sit nicely and to eat out of visiting children’s hands.

Farmer Mary created her RENT-A-RABBIT program in order to give families a chance to try out having a bunny (or two) in their home. Some families rent a bunny regularly during school trackout or holidays. One Grandmother has a standing order for two small bunnies each Easter when her grandchildren are in town visiting.

For $25 you take home a cage, bedding, food, bowls for food and water, a bunny you have a chance to pick out, and sometimes Farmer Mary loans out her folding pet pen for outdoor play if it isn’t needed at a home Birthday party.

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Here is Farmer Mary’s daughter with a bunny who moved to the farm years ago. Regular visitors know him as the Father of a very popular bunny named “Mr. Mustache”.

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Talk with Farmer Mary soon about a bunny rental.

A sweet new orange and white striped GUINEA PIG named “Henry” is also now available to visit your home (or classroom…consider gifting your child’s preschool or other school classroom with a sweet bunny for a fun week!!) Henry has been sitting very nicely in laps and happily eats kale, carrots and apple slices from your hand.

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There is no limit to rentals…kayaks, a bottle feeding goat (when available), chicks, ducks, kayaks…and don’t forget you can rent the back pasture for campouts and bonfires and rent the whole farm for the best Birthday parties. Farmer Mary would be happy to explore possibilities. She once rented a baby goat to star in a wedding and has rented a bottle fed goat to a little girl’s slumber Birthday party. Opportunities are endless!

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That goat is LIZZIE LOU and she still lives at Winterpast Farm.

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NEW YEAR AT WINTERPAST FARM

Farmer Mary is raising admission price to $10 to reflect the rapidly rising feed costs. The cost of most animal feed has doubled in the ten years she has owned Winterpast Farm.

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Food donations always welcome including dog and cat food, bread (whole wheat preferred), veggies and fruit, leftover pumpkins etc. As you clean out your garden, feel free to bring vines and old plants and leftover veggies. Outdated food is usually fine.

Winterpast Farm will host a variety of workshops and classes for all ages as well as story hours this Winter. Classes may include jewelry making (using feathers), soap making, mushroom log construction and more. If you want to teach a class at Winterpast, get in touch with Farmer Mary. The idea of using the farm to build community is growing.

Rentals are increasing and will include kayaks, bunnies, guinea pig, possibly a piglet or baby goat, an entire backyard chicken set up complete with chickens (probably rented by the month). Rentals are not limited to private homes. Consider gifting your childs preschool or school with a friendly sweet pet for a week or two.

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Eggs of all sorts are available and will be advertised as different poultry begin to lay this Spring. Plan to experiment with quail eggs or duck or goose eggs this year!!

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High schoolers are enjoying doing their community service at Winterpast Farm and other volunteer opportunities exist. Thinking about moving to the country? Come help Farmer Mary and her teens split some firewood and mend some fences soon.

Farmer Mary appreciates every visitor and every single donation of time, food, animals etc. Thank you for choosing to support a small local farm family. Thank you for telling your friends and coworkers and teachers about Winterpast Farm.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

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Blessings to all from Farmer Mary and all the animals at Winterpast Farm…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WINTERPAST FARM!

Farmer Mary’s dog, Charlie.

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One of the Call ducks

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A Silver Laced Crested Polish hen

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Chester the Steinbacher goose

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One of the many friendly bunnies

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Farmer Mary with Lizzie Lou the goat last year

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Farmer Mary with Lizzie Lou this year

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Claire, the mini donkey

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Yana
the goat with husband Billy Bob

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Winterpast Farm is open for visits all holiday including Christmas Day. Email Farmer Mary at marymomfarmer@ hotmail.com or call or text 919-1244-1800 to set up your holiday visit.
Fresh chicken eggs available for all your holiday baking!!

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EXPERIENCES ARE THE BEST KIND OF GIFTS

Consider gifting your loved one with a bunny rental, a group farm visit, a farm birthday party or bunny party in your home, a kayak rental, rent the back pasture for a campout or bonfire. Give the gift of a dozen farm eggs and then schedule a farm visit and let your recipient pick eggs straight from nests (with a little advance notice please), explore ten fenced acres with our family and friends and search for huge green emu eggs. Where else can you do that??

MAKE SOME MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER!!

You only get a short time on this earth, so do something new and exciting!!

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