WINTERPAST FARM is……..a place to be outdoors with family and friends. The address is 12936 Ghoston Road, Wake Forest NC 27587. Located near Falls Lake at the end of Six Forks Road at Highway 98.
*NOTE: Read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org all about making an appointment to visit the farm. Open dates and times, which vary greatly, are regularly updated at the farm FB page and website. Do not just drop by. Texting is the ONLY way to set up visits, pet rentals, birthdays, field trips…919-244-1800. Texting. NOT voice mail. Not FB messaging. Not email.

……A ten acre family farm near Falls Lake (formerly a tobacco farm, a Christmas tree farm, and a horse farm)

……An animal sanctuary where goats, sheep, emu, two mini donkeys several types of ducklings, peacocks, a goose, pigs and lots of bunnies, guinea pigs (most former pets) and chickens all co-exist peacefully

WINTERPAST FARM is….home. Farmer Mary and her two sons, Ben and Thomas Armstrong, moved to Winterpast Farm from downtown Raleigh the summer of 2003. Two years later they adopted Elizabeth and Alex from Stavropol Russia. In 2017  Ben is now a Senior at NCSU and a volunteer fireman at Bayleaf Station. Elizabeth enjoyed serving on the  Colorguard team at Millbrook High where she graduated in June of 2016.  Thomas graduated from  Millbrook High and is entering NCSU this Fall.  Alex is working fulltime.

……A place for families, students (pre-schools, public school groups, home schoolers) any anyone else who wants spend time outside enjoying nature and learning about animals and their behaviors

……A campground for Scout and church groups which includes bonfires, rocket launching, fresh eggs from the barn for breakfast (and occasional really early wakeup calls by roosters all named Bob)

……A unique place for fur children (usually dogs, but we’ve kept chickens, cats, and rabbits and birds) of all sizes to spend the day or spend the night (or spend several weeks!) living in a family environment while their own family is away or busy

……a place where kids can stomp in the mud, make noise, pile up rocks, bang sticks on fences, roll down hills in a huge plastic tube, search the barn for chicken eggs or the pasture for enormous emu eggs…

See some eggs of all sizes and colors!

Hope you come visit us soon! Take home some fresh eggs! Chicken eggs are $5 per dozen.

Farmer Mary rents pets by the week..read The PET RENTAL tab for more information.




“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come” Song of Solomon 2:10-13

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Texting (919-244-1800) is the best way to get in touch with Farmer Mary to schedule a farm visit or party or to ask more questions or request more photos. See WinterpastFarm on Facebook for current photos and comments from visitors.
Farm Address: 12936 Ghoston Road. Wake Forest 27587

(919) 244-1800 (voice mail a problem so text Farmer Mary – she is usually too busy to answer and she has worked hard to answer 99percent of questions at her website)

Please don’t drop by-Farmer Mary is the only one working the farm (with the help of her teens) and she’s generally busy with farm tours, parties or her children. The exception is former visitors are very welcome to drive up by the barn any time and feed the animals over the fence (not entering the gate). They love treats including bread, crackers, popcorn, cereal, apples, melons, carrots…almost anything but meat or cheese or things that have turned “blue”.

Mary Droessler, Owner


12936 Ghoston Road

Wake Forest 27587 

Texting ONLY please. 919-244-1800