UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS FROM WINTERPAST FARM

PET RENTAL ($35)
Did you know you can rent a pet from Winterpast Farm? For $35 you get the animal, cage, feed and everything you need for a week. Farmer Mary mostly rents guinea pigs and bunnies. Ducklings and chicks are occasionally available.
TEMPORARY CLASSROOM PET option works like this. You rent a pet and then ask your child’s classroom teacher if s/he would like a temporary classroom pet; it might be one day, two..or all week. Meanwhile the child is “king of the classroom”, the parents who provided the animal are considered great, and the entire class enjoys a temporary furry or feathered friend. And, the family probably learns they don’t need to buy a pet..why buy when you can take it back to Winterpast Farm and, later on, rent something else?

Rentals all helps pay to feed and house all the many many former pets who now live at Winterpast Farm. Large families may want to rent a pair of bunnies or guinea pigs. This is only $20 more (price has recently gone up from $10 for an additional animal) and only when available. Shorter term rental (for a photo shoot or event at your home, for example) is still $35.

Even if you don’t rent a pet, pass on the news to friends and let’s help recycle existing pets instead of creating more!

PEACOCK FEATHER ($5)

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FARM VISIT ($10)

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DOZEN FRESH EGGS ($5)

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HOMEMADE (by Farmer Mary)CLAY ORNAMENT ($5)

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BONFIRE ($200)

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FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY ($350)
MOBILE PETTING ZOO-visit homes, classrooms, schools…($200)

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OPEN DATES/HOURS FOR DECEMBER

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 7:00-9:00pm 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. 5:00-7:00 meet the animals, 7:00-9:00pm 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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FIRST EMU EGG OF THE YEAR FOUND TODAY!

Farmer Mary found the first giant green egg today in an odd place. Come see! Impress your friends with an amazing selfie with this amazing egg!

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Some friends of the farm who were dropping off a donation of hay and pumpkins today were invited to pose for the first photos.

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OPEN dates and hours posted below next post.

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LIVE NATIVITY AT ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST IN RALEIGH

Farmer Mary took BAA BAA the sheep and LILY and ROSE the baby goat twins to participate in a Live Nativity at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Raleigh last night and tonight.

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Farmer Mary filled in some empty volunteer spots and was an Angel, a townsperson, a Wiseman and a Shepherd this year. Daughter Elizabeth was an Angel last night and son, Alex, was a Townsperson, then a Shepherd tonight. Participating always gets Farmer Mary in the Christmas spirit.

Farmer Mary will also be taking the same animals along with Winterpast Farm mini donkeys MABEL and CLAIRE to a Live Nativity at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh (1800 Glenwood Avenue) for the three evenings leading up to Christmas Eve.
Monday Dec 22 from 6:30-8:30
Tuesday Dec 23 from 6:30-8:30
Wednesday Dec 24 “meet the animals” 5:00-6:30 then 6:30-8:30 will be the performance with live singing angels etc.
Come see us there!

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FARM OPEN DATES/HOURS/EVENTS

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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