For, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come.

TURKEY LOVE

Farmer Mary’s good friend Michelle of The Traveling Tortoise dropped by to hug a turkey recently at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. Michelle provides educational experiences with a huge variety of lizards, frogs, turtles and more. Read more at www.thetravelingtortoise.org.

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Today for field trips

CLOSED Thurs July 12

OPEN Fri July 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat July 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun July 15 from 12-5 (check out the pinned post at Winterpast Farm on FB for information about the special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

CLOSED Mon July 16

OPEN Tues July 17 from 10-5

CLOSED Wed July 18

CLOSED Thurs July 19 for field trips

OPEN Fri July 20 from 12-6 after private group

OPEN Sat July 21 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 22 from 12-5

CLOSED Mon July 23 for school visit

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #farmermary #farmher #ncag #ncfarm #thetravelingtortoise #babyturkey #turkeysofinstagram #poult #plentyofshadehere #supportocalsmallfarms

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INSIDE OUR INCUBATOR

This is inside Farmer Mary’s incubator right now at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. The tiny speckled eggs are quail and they have just a few more days to hatch or Farmer Mary will assume they won’t.

The incubator went crazy lately and turned off and the egg turner went on and on and on and a few quail eggs got squished and/or chilled. The others are chicken and duck eggs that Farmer Mary rescued from nests after the mama chicken or duck hatched a few eggs and then had to follow her babies leaving more possibly very close to hatching eggs behind.

One chicken egg hatched this morning and the duck eggs in the far left two rows were just collected today so Farmer Mary will give them a few days be fore deciding they are duds. She will also try to “candle” the eggs tonight. That means with a very bright light she can see inside the eggs and look for movement and growth.

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Today for field trips

CLOSED Thurs July 12

OPEN Fri July 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat July 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun July 15 from 12-5

CLOSED Mon July 16

OPEN Tues July 17 from 10-5

CLOSED Wed July 18

CLOSED Thurs July 19 for field trips

OPEN Fri July 20 from 12-6 after private group

OPEN Sat July 21 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 22 from 12-5

CLOSED Mon July 23 for school visit

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #farmermary #farmher #ncag #ncfarm #incubator #hatchingeggs #quaileggs #duckeggs #chickeneggs #hatch #waiting #supportlocalsmallfarms

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RAINING RIGHT NOW AT THE FARM

Baby goat love at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC!! The triplets have moved to the pasture with the other goats but they often sneak into the front Zoo area to mingle with farm visitors. This is the boy getting some love from Farmer Mary. The other two are girls and all three are very snuggly. Bring along a food treat and for BETSY the nursing mother of three on your next farm visit!

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

OPEN Sat July 7 from 10-5 (starting to rain steadily just now. Farm will be closed if raining-please check before coming today)

OPEN Sun July 8 from 12-5

OPEN Mon July 9 from 12-5 after a morning field trip

CLOSED Tues,Wed, Thurs

OPEN Fri June 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat June 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun June 15 from 12-5 (watch for details of a special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #farmermary #farmher #ncfarm #farmfun #ncag #supportlocalsmallfarms #volunteeratwinterpast #babygoats #babygoatsofinstagram #goatsofinstagram #goatlove #opentoday

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WINTERPAST FARM HAS AN AMAZON WISH LIST!

Big THANKS to “Friend of the Farm” George who sent this huge bag of rabbit food through the Amazon Wish List for Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC!! When he visited he noticed that Farmer Mary has ALOT of rabbits to feed! Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue!!

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

OPEN Sat July 7 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 8 from 12-5

OPEN Mon July 9 from 12-5 after a morning field trip

CLOSED Tues,Wed, Thurs

OPEN Fri June 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat June 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun June 15 from 12-5 (watch for details of a special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #farmermary #farmher #ncfarm #farmfun #ncag #supportlocalsmallfarms #volunteeratwinterpast #rabbitfeed #rabbitsofinstagram #bunniesofinstagram #feedinganimals #amazonwishlist #thankyou #friendofthefarm #farmersdaughter #supportsmallbusiness

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FARM VISITORS TODAY

Farmer Mary always appreciates when happy farm visitors share a few photos from their visit to Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. These three great children were wonderful Guinea pig and bunny and baby chick snugglers today. Farmer Mary really appreciates a parent who keeps close while their children are handling the animals at Winterpast Farm.

The rain held off all day and it is just now beginning to sprinkle here. Farmer Mary hopes to have the farm open for visits from 10-5 tomorrow but check back if raining. Rain usually closes the farm.

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

OPEN Sat July 7 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 8 from 12-5

OPEN Mon July 9 from 12-5 after a morning field trip

CLOSED Tues,Wed, Thurs

OPEN Fri June 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat June 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun June 15 from 12-5 (watch for details of a special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #farmermary #farmher #ncfarm #farmfun #ncag #supportlocalsmallfarms #volunteeratwinterpast #guineapig #guineapigs #guineapigsofinstagram #feedinganimals #amazonwishlist #babychicks #chickens #chickensofinstagram #supportsmallbusiness #plentyofshadehere

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OPEN JULY 4th

Hard to believe this is one of the baby bunnies! It looks exactly like Dad HENRY just smaller! Of the four babies only one has lopped (flopping downwards) ears like the mom. Genetics is an amazing thing to watch up close at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC.

Farmer Mary was blessed with a variety of volunteers today and a wide variety of farm visitors including close neighbors, people from out of state just vacationing in the are, people camping on Falls Lake and others from nearby towns. Most enjoyed snuggling bunnies and guinea pigs and baby chicks. Some had the chance to meet sweet ELEANOR the new rescue kitten. She goes back to the vet tomorrow for hopefully some good news about saving her eyeball.

Farm is closed tomorrow while Farmer Mary goes to the vet and the feed store and catches up on some farm chores.

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Thurs July 5

OPEN Fri July 6 from 10-5

OPEN Sat July 7 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 8 from 12-5

OPEN Mon July 9 from 12-5 after a morning field trip

CLOSED Tues,Wed, Thurs

OPEN Fri June 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat June 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun June 15 from 12-5 (watch for details of a special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #winterpastfarm #wakeforest #pettingzoo #babybunny #farmermary #farmher #redwhiteandblue #july4th

#babybunniesofinstagram #americanflag #ncfarm #farmfun #ncag #supportlocalsmallfarms #blessedlife #volunteeratwinterpast #bunniesofinstagram

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BUNNY ART

Farmer Mary loves this huge bunny she found on the @streetartglobe Instagram page. Check it out for more unique outdoor art from all around the world.

We have bunnies of all sizes (not quite this big) you can meet and feed and hold at Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo in Wake Forest NC. Did you know you can even rent a bunny and take it home for a week? Find out just how much a small animal can poop and then bring it back to Farmer Mary! Read more at Pet Rental at www.winterpast.org. Help her recycle existing pets instead of creating more!

If YOU like animals and want to help Farmer Mary care for and feed all the animals please view our Amazon Wishlist and/or read the Volunteer pages at www.winterpast.org then text Farmer Mary to get started!

Winterpast Farm Schedule:

CLOSED Tues July 3

OPEN Wed July 4 from 10-5 (wear red white and blue! Farmer Mary is hoping for no rain!!)

CLOSED Thurs July 5

OPEN Fri July 6 from 10-5

OPEN Sat July 7 from 10-5

OPEN Sun July 8 from 12-5

OPEN Mon July 9 from 12-5 after a morning field trip

CLOSED Tues,Wed, Thurs

OPEN Fri June 13 from 1-5 after morning field trip

OPEN Sat June 14 12:30-6 after morning Farm Birthday Party

OPEN Sun June 15 from 12-5 (watch for details of a special Farm Fitness Event 10-1)

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org for information about how to schedule a visit, how NOT to turn down the private road behind Farmer Mary’s barn just because your GPS says to, admission (cash only-too many bad checks lately!), and list of animal feed to bring.

If you would like to help Farmer Mary continue to care for and feed all the animals, Winterpast Farm Petting Zoo has an Amazon Wish List. Thank you for supporting a small local farm family animal rescue. #plentyofshadehere #streetartglobe #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #bunny #bunniesofinstagram #big #makeartdaily #farmermary #farmher #winterpastfarm #pettingzoo #wakeforest #wakeforestnc #ncfarm #supportsmallfarms #bordalo_ii #portugal

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