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Star Gazing Farm, Animal Sanctuary

Star Gazing Farm, Animal Sanctuary Star Gazing Farm is a farm animal sanctuary in Maryland. Star Gazing Farm is a small farm animal sanctuary located in the Agricultural Reserve of Montgomery County, Maryland.

We take in animals in need of rehabilitation and permanent homes and work closely with animal control on abuse and neglect issues. We run a work program for youth, in which they learn hands-on humane care of farm animals. We also have an active network through which we help to place animals at hobby farms and animal sanctuaries where they will be well cared for. We are a 501(c)3 and donations are

We take in animals in need of rehabilitation and permanent homes and work closely with animal control on abuse and neglect issues. We run a work program for youth, in which they learn hands-on humane care of farm animals. We also have an active network through which we help to place animals at hobby farms and animal sanctuaries where they will be well cared for. We are a 501(c)3 and donations are

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Waldo was a little under the weather last week and spent a lot of time lying down in his house.  After receiving some go...
06/14/2022

Waldo was a little under the weather last week and spent a lot of time lying down in his house. After receiving some good old fashioned antibiotics, he is back up and toodling around the farm. Waldo is about 11 years old and has lived with us for many years now. He has just the greatest smile!

Sweet Angel modeling her new haircut.  She is 13 years old and, just like older people, her skin is fragile so shearing ...
06/10/2022

Sweet Angel modeling her new haircut. She is 13 years old and, just like older people, her skin is fragile so shearing her was a careful project. She came out of it looking grand!

Everyone finally getting their swimsuit cuts for the summer!
06/09/2022

Everyone finally getting their swimsuit cuts for the summer!

Today we want everyone to give a huge warm welcome to Hopkins!  Hopkins is a cat who was out on the streets of Baltimore...
06/08/2022

Today we want everyone to give a huge warm welcome to Hopkins! Hopkins is a cat who was out on the streets of Baltimore and not doing very well at the life. He was incredibly lucky to find a woman named Rita who looked after him and the other cats on the street. But Hopkins had more of a challenge than the other cats. He had an injury to his right eye and when he was taken in for neutering and shots along with the other "ferals" by BARCS (https://www.barcs.org/) the eye had to be removed.

He was already a gentle and timid cat - clearly was used to being loved by humans. But now he was on the streets half blind with dogs, broken glass, shootings - Miss Rita told me the cats have a particularly hard time with gunfire because they never know what direction to flee in.

We heard about Hopkins' plight and feel absolutely honored that Miss Rita brought him to us today so that he can start living a country life. Right now he is in the bunny room in his own "condo" to get him used to being here. But I can already tell he is a super lovey dovey cat. Not a tough alley cat. This guy is just wonderful and if anyone else is interested in helping a "street cat" -- there are many more out there who need homes -- , please let me know by email ([email protected]).

Jean-Claude, observing his kingdom.
06/06/2022

Jean-Claude, observing his kingdom.

“Please pardon my appearance.  I’m being transformed into a smaller sheep for the summer.”-Ray RayRay Ray is a Katahdin ...
06/06/2022

“Please pardon my appearance. I’m being transformed into a smaller sheep for the summer.”
-Ray Ray

Ray Ray is a Katahdin hair sheep. They shed naturally and usually do not need shearing. They look pretty shaggy during the process which can take more than a month. Ray is blind but still quite mindful of appearances, or so he says.

Stephanie the dog decided to do a walkabout tonight so we took Mamie out to try to help round her up. Obviously Jean Cla...
06/06/2022

Stephanie the dog decided to do a walkabout tonight so we took Mamie out to try to help round her up. Obviously Jean Claude was jealous and the sheep were too busy eating to care.

Look what beautiful work is being done for our wild friends.
06/05/2022

Look what beautiful work is being done for our wild friends.

Oh my gosh!  It’s the rare, cranky 6-legged alpaca. Marguerite, freshly shorn and NOT saying thank you.
06/02/2022

Oh my gosh! It’s the rare, cranky 6-legged alpaca.

Marguerite, freshly shorn and NOT saying thank you.

How embarrassing to grow out of your swimming pool.
06/01/2022

How embarrassing to grow out of your swimming pool.

Ahhh, dinner time!
05/23/2022

Ahhh, dinner time!

The cows, totally ignoring the rainbow and chowing down.
05/20/2022

The cows, totally ignoring the rainbow and chowing down.

Falkor can be such a charmer… when he wants to be. He accompanied Dave on his morning chores, as far as I know, with no ...
05/17/2022

Falkor can be such a charmer… when he wants to be. He accompanied Dave on his morning chores, as far as I know, with no head butting involved.

“Really?  I was having a nap!”   -Miss Grumpy Face who was laying flat out like she was dead.
05/16/2022

“Really? I was having a nap!” -Miss Grumpy Face who was laying flat out like she was dead.

“Who’s fat?  I hope I didn’t hear anything about fat. I’m just big b***d. All my ancestors were big b***d. Don’t be talk...
05/16/2022

“Who’s fat? I hope I didn’t hear anything about fat. I’m just big b***d. All my ancestors were big b***d. Don’t be talking about things you know nothing about.” -Ricardo, who used to be so sweet and mellow and used to fit in the cab of our pickup truck…..

So much tree for one little goat. But I’ll bet he’s up to the task.
05/16/2022

So much tree for one little goat. But I’ll bet he’s up to the task.

Pippa had her spa day today!  She is about 16 but still has her girlish figure.
05/14/2022

Pippa had her spa day today! She is about 16 but still has her girlish figure.

Farmer Anne has been out shearing for many weeks now, traveling the highways and byways of our region (and even beyond, ...
05/13/2022

Farmer Anne has been out shearing for many weeks now, traveling the highways and byways of our region (and even beyond, as far south as Miami and as far north as Trenton). Well, it was time to finally get down to business here at the farm.

She's a little more creaky in the joints this year than last, so doing sheep is a slower business. But today the lucky ones were Rhoda and Herbie! Stay tuned for more pics from the Star Gazing Farm animal nudist colony.

Nicole chooses a high spot in order to look after her beautiful cow Brandy.
05/08/2022


Nicole chooses a high spot in order to look after her beautiful cow Brandy.

Yesssss! Our woven rugs arrived and they are gorgeous. We have 2x4 and 3x5 sizes.  Stand by for photos.  These are rugs ...
05/08/2022

Yesssss! Our woven rugs arrived and they are gorgeous. We have 2x4 and 3x5 sizes. Stand by for photos. These are rugs that have been made with Alpaca, Llama, Goat, and Sheep fiber that Farmer Anne has sheared. They are all from loving farms and loved animals. This is just your preview!

So anyhow, I says to Leo, I goes,  “you heardabout the new boys maybe gonna join the Family? They seem pretty rough. May...
05/05/2022

So anyhow, I says to Leo, I goes, “you heardabout the new boys maybe gonna join the Family? They seem pretty rough. Maybe gotta stake out our turf here ya know.”

And he goes, “nah, they ain’t no wiseguys, they’re just corn fed p**f balls. Look at ‘em, covered in curls. Ain’t nothing manly about that, am I right?”

And I says to him, I says, “I dunno Leo, them horns look like they’d come in pretty handy around here, if ya know what I mean and like, ya know, them sheep are gettin pretty bold.”

Silence.

“Vinnie, you just never know when to shut your trap, do ya? Now you gotta broadcast the new boys all over the place. What’s the Boss gonna say.” — Tony, who has always kept things pretty close to the vest and hates a loudmouth.

Jethro came from the hills of Kentucky and, as far as we can tell, is as old as the hills. But he still manages to look ...
05/04/2022

Jethro came from the hills of Kentucky and, as far as we can tell, is as old as the hills. But he still manages to look and dance like a puppy.

We love the new sun sails!
04/30/2022

We love the new sun sails!

Nicole had to have an early morning dip in the creek.
04/26/2022

Nicole had to have an early morning dip in the creek.

King of the hill!
04/10/2022

King of the hill!

I’ve heard some guys when they retire like to drive taxis. Madison, 19,  is running a chicken taxi service.
04/09/2022

I’ve heard some guys when they retire like to drive taxis. Madison, 19, is running a chicken taxi service.

Herbie, sitting in Julie’s lap while she puts his daily sock on 💕
04/06/2022

Herbie, sitting in Julie’s lap while she puts his daily sock on 💕

A girl and her dog.
04/06/2022

A girl and her dog.

Brotherly love in action. Tony and Vinnie.
04/04/2022

Brotherly love in action. Tony and Vinnie.

Snug as a bug in a rug. Our duckies.
03/31/2022

Snug as a bug in a rug. Our duckies.

I think Billy loves pretending to be a rabbit.
03/25/2022

I think Billy loves pretending to be a rabbit.

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03/18/2022

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03/18/2022

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03/18/2022

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16760 Whites Store Rd
Boyds, MD
20841

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+13016745716

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Evelyn leaning in for the good scritches
A little “horseplay”
Do you think Petey would like to do this? https://www.facebook.com/powerofpositivity/videos/163873127858211/
I know the art contest is meant for young ones, but I wanted to contribute too! Not and entry of course, just for fun! Jean Claude!
saw today's email newsletter - the postal service staff must be so tired! and this: "We have received our shipments of yarn made at the woolen mill from our very own animals! Yes! You will be able to buy Ricardo yarn, Gruff yarn, Madison yarn .... We will be posting more information on how to purchase in the new year." love the yarn - i like it to knit warm mittens for kids in Maine! several pairs from your animals' wool are up there 😀
just a lil reminder for those have never wrapped one before https://www.facebook.com/everyday.goats.life/videos/849259779225435
As I’m wondering when we’re ever going to be able to come back to visit/volunteer again, a friend posted a meme today that made me laugh (and think of the farm)...thought I’d share...😜
Thank you for all you do for beautiful, innocent, sentient nonhuman beings who deserve life, liberty and happiness just like our pets and us. I am trying to find homes for chickens and pigs. Please let me know how many of them you can place. As you know, factory farms in various states have started suffocating chickens and killing pigs because "they have no room and they need tax benefits after President Trump gave them BILLIONS of dollars." Thank you for your time. Please sign and share.
I thought of your ongoing issue when I saw this this morning… Ha ha got any Uno?
A beautiful story.
I'm going to follow this with my own commercial for this wonderful place. Please read this and fall in love with a place where all kinds of animals are friends; where each is loved; where each had been in some horrible place; treated horribly, etc before Farmer Anne rescued them. She shears sheep in many states to pay for the vet bills and feed and on and on. There are wonderful volunteers who help her and wonderful people who adopt an animal and give it financial support or just write a check to be used as needed. And yes, it's always needed. Thank you on behalf of the wonderful work that is done here. Kate
so many things arriving! i got notice that a couple of things were left in the mailbox and one on or near the front porch (the goats may have found that one for you LOL). you all must be swimming in packages!! the gloves, Jethro's collar, and heat lamps are arriving thursday and friday