OPEN HOURS/DATES FOR DECEMBER

Always text Farmer Mary (919-244-1800) to arrange your visit. Open hours do not mean just drop by. On rare occasions posted open days/hours may change so always check the farm website or Facebook page. PLEASE take the time to read ” your visit” at www.winterpast.org which fully explains farm admission price, what food to bring for feeding the animals, parking tips and lots more.
CLOSED Monday Dec 1
CLOSED Tuesday Dec 2
OPEN Wednesday Dec 3 10-5
CLOSED Thursday Dec 4
CLOSED Friday Dec 5
OPEN Saturday Dec 6 10-2:30 then have away Birthday Party
OPEN Sunday Dec 7 1-5
OPEN Monday Dec 8 10-5
CLOSED Tuesday Dec 9
OPEN Wednesday Dec 10 10-5
CLOSED Thursday Dec 11
OPEN Friday Dec 12 10-5
CLOSED Saturday Dec 13 for movie shoot at farm, at 6:30-8:30pm Farmer Mary and some of her animals will be at St. Andrews Live Nativity at 1201 Maxwell Drive in Raleigh. Drive through..come see us!!
CLOSED Sunday Dec 14 at 6:30-8:30pm Farmer Mary and some of her animals will be at St. Andrews Live Nativity at 1201 Maxwell Drive in Raleigh. Drive through..come see us!!
OPEN Monday Dec 15 10-5
OPEN Tuesday Dec 16 10-5
OPEN Wednesday Dec 17 10-5
CLOSED Thursday Dec 18
OPEN Friday Dec 19 10-5
OPEN Saturday Dec 20 10-5
OPEN Sunday Dec 21 1-5
OPEN Monday Dec 22 10-4. At 6:30-8:30pm Farmer Mary and some of her animals, including MABEL and CLAIRE the donkeys, BAA BAA the black sheep, LILY and ROSE the twin baby goats, will be at Hayes Barton Baptist Church Live Nativity at Five Points (1800 Glenwood Ave) in Raleigh. Come see us!!
CLOSED Tuesday Dec 23. At 6:30-8:30pm Farmer Mary and some of her animals, including MABEL and CLAIRE the donkeys, BAA BAA the black sheep, LILY and ROSE the twin baby goats, will be at Hayes Barton Baptist Church Live Nativity at Five Points (1800 Glenwood Ave) in Raleigh. Come see us!!
CLOSED Wednesday Dec 24. 5:00-6:30 meet the animals, 6:30-8:30pm Farmer Mary and some of her animals, including MABEL and CLAIRE the donkeys, BAA BAA the black sheep, LILY and ROSE the twin baby goats, will be at Hayes Barton Baptist Church Live Nativity at Five Points (1800 Glenwood Ave) in Raleigh. Come see us!!
OPEN Thursday December 25 10-5 Some families visit Winterpast Farm every year on Christmas Day!
OPEN Friday December 26 10-5
OPEN Saturday December 27 10-5
OPEN Sunday December 28 1-5
OPEN Monday December 29 10-5
OPEN Tuesday December 30 10-5 (first possible due date for baby goats!)
OPEN Wednesday December 31 10-5
Thank you for helping support a small local farm family especially through the winter months. Don’t forget to “Rent-A-Pet” for unique Christmas gifts and consider buying a unique handmade (by Farmer Mary) clay ornament for gifting or for your own Christmas tree.

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FARM OPEN ON THANKSGIVING

OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY (come feed a pet turkey!) 10-5
OPEN Friday Nov 28 10-5
OPEN Saturday Nov 29 10-5
OPEN Sunday Nov 30 1-5
Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org before scheduling your visit. Thank You for supporting a small local farm family. Please SHARE with friends.

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VISITORS FROM CONNECTICUT ENJOY VISITING WINTERPAST FARM

A family from Connecticut visits Winterpast Farm whenever they are in North Carolina. This week they have already come twice despite some cold and rain and mud! The girls have enjoyed helping Farmer Mary gather eggs and feed and water the animals.

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Today the baby ducks and some new guinea pigs were inside Farmer Mary’s house, so the family came inside to see them. They also had a chance to meet CHARLIE and WANDA, the farm dogs, as well as KLUNA, BRADY, LENNIE and RUPERT who are all dogs that are happy to be vacationing at the farm over Thanksgiving. The girls enjoyed reading a book titled Three Hens And A Peacock with Farmer Mary.

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The girls explored the woods hoping to find an emu egg, helped baby chicks find their way back to their warm home in the garage and helped feed a hen who was rescued from under a water bucket. Wonder how she ended up there! Farmer Mary loves seeing families who are visiting friends and family locally visit the farm year after year.

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OPEN DAYS AND HOURS

OPEN Monday Nov 24 10-5
CLOSED Tuesday Nov 25
OPEN Wed Nov 26 10-5
OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY (come feed a pet turkey!) 10-5
OPEN Friday Nov 28 10-5
OPEN Saturday Nov 29 10-5
OPEN Sunday Nov 30 1-5
Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org before scheduling your visit. Thank You for supporting a small local farm family. Please SHARE with friends.

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We have baby ducklings available for rental. Read more under Pet Rental under Services.

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TURKEYS VISIT ST. DAVIDS SCHOOL IN RALEIGH

Did you know 88 percent of Americans will enjoy turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? That is 46 million turkeys! Most turkeys sold are females. The males get too big to fit in average sized ovens! They are processed into turkey sausage, turkey bacon, turkey hotdogs and deli meat.
The turkey industry in the United States, which includes over 8,000 farms, employs about 25,000 individuals. North Carolina is one of the top states in producing turkeys.
Adult male turkeys are called “Toms”
Adult females are called “Hens”
Babies are called “poults”. The eggs, which are similar to chicken eggs in size, are tan with brown speckles. Turkey eggs are a bit pointed on one end. they take 28 days to hatch.
A group of turkeys is called a “Flock”
You can hear a male turkey gobbling noise up to a mile away.
Commercially raised turkeys,cannot fly and most are too heavy to mate naturally. Wild turkeys can fly shirt distances up to 50 mph and can run 20mph.
This morning Farmer Mary took three different breeds of turkeys to visit St. David’s School in Raleigh.

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