A SUPER SUNNY SUNDAY AT WINTERPAST FARM

The weather finally cleared, and visitors old and new braved the mud to meet and snuggle some of our new babies at the farm. OLIVIA the baby goat was well loved by all.

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The forest trail was walked

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Indoors, the turtles, quail (and their tiny speckled eggs), Henry the guinea pig and the baby bunnies got alot of attention.

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Schedule your family and friends visit to the farm soon! Bring apples, carrots, kale, celery, crackers, bread, cereal and more to feed all the friendly animals.

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IT’S EXTRA SPECIAL FUN TO TURN FOUR AT THE FARM!!

It is fun to turn FOUR and hold FOUR baby bunnies at Winterpast farm!

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Even when it’s rainy and muddy outside, the friendly animals love for you to visit.

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Today we fed the turtles.

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We counted and held tiny quail eggs.

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We met GRACIE who is the mom of the four tiny bunnies. She loves carrots.

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New baby goat OLIVIA visited indoors. Later we took carrots to her mama outside.

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Someone’s silly little brother liked to pet animals with his feet!

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Farmer Mary would be happy to talk with you about a birthday party at the farm or at your home.

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DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SAT MARCH 2 AT 10

The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is Saturday, March 2. This is also Dr, Seuss’s birthday. Farmer Mary will be reading GREEN EGGS AND HAM and letting children hold huge green emu eggs. Reading promptly at 10:30 a.m. Plan to be on time or a bit early. Normal farm tours/ visits afterwards with baby bunny holding etc.

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Join friends at Winterpast farm on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 for a green egg celebration! Farmer Mary will read the book GREEN EGGS AND HAM at 10:30. Bring outdoor chairs or a blanket for sitting. Bring a picnic lunch if it’s nice weather. Reading is rain or shine…there is a huge room inside Farmer Mary’s home she uses for winter birthday parties. Let her know if you plan to come. Usual $10 per person admission with usual farm tour, holding baby bunnies etc. after the reading.

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CHARLIE, the farm dog, says he is NOT going to wear the Dr. Seuss hat that day. Will you?

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ALL AGES LOVE TO SNUGGLE A BABY GOAT

OLIVIA is enjoying all the loving visitors!

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Schedule your farm visit to snuggle with the new “kid” at Winterpast soon.

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YANA HAD A BABY!!!!

Farmer Mary proudly announces the birth of OLIVIA, daughter of YANA and BILLY BOB the goats. This afternoon Farmer Mary was taking bananas to all the animals (big sale at Kroger!) when she heard and saw YANA in labor. Farmer Mary ran inside for her birthing supplies (already at the front hall) and a few towels. When she got to YANA the baby’s nose and one hoof were peeking out.

Farmer Mary cleaned her hands and lubed them and cleared the baby’s nose. She tried to help stretch the space around the baby, but YANA wasn’t ready to push. The baby was breathing well, so no worries. YANA lay down, then got up several times and paced a bit. Then she lay down, gave a push and out popped the baby. Farmer Mary wiped her clean and put iodine on the umbilical cord to keep it clean. Then, she expressed a bit of colostrum ( the first, thick yellowy milk) into the baby’s mouth. YANA rested, then started licking the baby. Farmer Mary slipped a coat ( made of an old coat sleeve) on the baby once it was clean and dry since it is a chilly day. Farmer Mary got YANA some extra good food and made her a special warm water mixture with salt and brown sugar. She got an extra hay bale from the barn and added one more tarp to the pen to help keep baby warm.

Farmer Mary settled in to watch for passing the afterbirth and helped encourage nursing. Hours later, OLIVIA is nursing, YANA is eating and drinking and settling into motherhood.

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A very short video


Farmer Mary sat outside in the pen to help with nursing. OLIVIA (the baby) started out at the wrong end.

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Farmer Mary’s daughter was the first other person to hold the new baby. Mama, YANA, hovered.

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YANA got special warm drink with brown sugar and salt. And, lots of fresh veggies and fruits

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When you visit, starting tomorrow, you could bring apples, carrots, any veggies or fruits for mama.
A few birthing videos..nothing graphic. Farmer Mary was midwife and videographer.

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