TURTLE DAY EVENT (AND OTHER OPEN FARM DATES/HOURS)

July 27th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

FARM OPEN HOURS AND EVENT UPDATE!!!!!
Mon (7/28) Closed for away events
Tues (7/29) Closed
Wed (7/30) Open 10-6
Thurs (7/31) Closed
Fri (8/1) Open 10-5 (originally scheduled frog day event postponed)
Sat (8/2) Open 9-6 TURTLE DAY!!! 10-2 only with special visiting turtles and tortoises from The Traveling Tortoise
Sun (8/3) Open 1-6
Mon (8/4) Closed for away event
Tues (8/5) Closed
Wed (8/6) Open 1-6
Thurs (8/7) Closed
Fri (8/8) Open 9-6
Sat (8/9) Open 9-6 FROG DAY!!!10-2 only with special visiting frogs from The Traveling Tortoise
Sun (8/10) Open 1-6
Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org before scheduling your farm visit.
Thank You for supporting a small local farm family.

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TURTLE DAY POSTPONED

July 24th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

Winterpast Farm was looking forward to the visit of The Traveling Tortoise with lots of special turtle friends this Friday. However, the infant son of the owner was bitten by a copperhead this morning and is in the hospital (doing well) so the event is postponed. The farm will be open as usual 9-6 on friday. We will announce a new date soon.

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WINTERPAST INVITED TO BE PART OF FARM TOUR IN SEPTEMBER

July 24th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

SAVE THE DATE!
Winterpast Farm will join 27 other farms the weekend of September 20/21 for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 9th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour. Farmer Mary will donate two days of the farm and visitors will pay per carload to the Stewardship Association to
visit as many of the farms as they like. Winterpast may have 500 visitors each day! Last year we were very busy both days of the tour!

Lots of volunteers will be helping prepare the farm and will be on site to help with the large number of visitors expected those days. Farmer Mary always appreciates good volunteers. If you have some free time before the tour or the day(s) of the tour and want to help, please let her know.

Saturday, Sept 20 from 1-5 and Sunday, Sept 21from 1-5 are the tour days/hours.
See the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association website for more info
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org

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OPEN HOURS THIS WEEK

July 20th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

Please remember open hours change from week to week. Please read “your visit” page at the website before you schedule your visit during posted open hours.
Open today (Sunday July 20)1-6
Monday 10-6 (check and see if its raining at the farm before you come)
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-2
Thursday Closed
Friday:TURTLE DAY!!! Visiting animals from THE TRAVELING TORTOISE 10-2 (farm open 9-6)
Saturday open 1:30-6 after a morning Birthday party
Sunday 1-6

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SPECIAL TURTLE DAY FRIDAY AUGUST 25 (10-2)

July 17th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

These will be a very Special “TURTLE DAY” at Winterpast Farm petting zoo in Wake Forest on Friday, July 25 from 10-2!!

Farmer Mary’s friend, Michelle from THE TRAVELING TORTOISE will bring some of her sweetest and most unusual turtles and tortoises for you to meet. One visitor will be TANK, a Sulcata who will eventually weigh 250 pounds! The Traveling Tortoise provides in-school educational events, Birthday parties and more with a huge variety of unique reptiles. Read more about the hands-on science fun at their website: www.thetravelingtortoise.org.

Normal farm admission of $10 per person applies and the other farm animals will be available as usual for petting, feeding and holding. Please park close together this day! Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org before scheduling your farm visit. Farm opens that Friday at 9am and closes at 6pm. Turtles will ONLY be at the farm from 10-2 on this day ONLY.
Please share this with friends including teacher friends :)
NEXT EVENT: Friday, August 1 from 10-2

FROG DAY with live exhibits (also from THE TRAVELING TORTOISE) of everything from frog eggs to tadpoles to mature frogs of all shapes and sizes.
Friday August 1 from 10-2.
Would a Saturday event be better for some visitors for special events like these?? Please let Farmer Mary know your thoughts as she plans for some very special events at Winterpast Farm.

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WHEN IS THE FARM OPEN?

July 14th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

WHEN IS THE FARM OPEN??

The farm is open, usually, most weekdays including holidays, weekdays, weekends and Sundays. The FARM OPEN schedule is posted very regularly on the Winterpast farm facebook page and on the home page of the website. This varies widely week to week. Farmer Mary is a single mother with four teens and occasionally has to be away from the farm helping with marching band and other teen activities.

Please do not just drop by the farm. PLEASE SET UP YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE AND DON’T JUST DROP BY! Farmer Mary may be away at a school or church or other event; she may have a group at the farm for a birthday or field trip; she may be busy with one of her four teens; she may be worming the goats or birthing piglets….After contacting Farmer Mary by texting her to ask if your size party can visit at a certain time (please be specific and don’t just say today or this afternoon. You might text “could our party of 3 adults and 5 children come on friday at noon?” so she can quickly respond without endless back and forth texts. You will be glad if Farmer Mary doesn’t have to stop endlessly to chat or text on her phone while you are visiting the farm,919-244-1800) Farmer Mary will set up a date and time to meet with your family or group to show you the barn, introduce the animals, walk the land if you like, and feed and pet and hold the animals.

HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION??

Farm visits are $10 per person, all ages. Adopted children visit at no charge. There are old reviews of Winterpast Farm on the Internet showing the old price of $5 per person. If you see one, please let Farmer Mary know so she can try to get the review updated or deleted so people are not misled. The price changed several years ago to reflect the rising cost of feeding the animals and the increasing ongoing rescue work Farmer Mary does with unwanted pets. Please respect our admission price.

Please pay on arrival. Otherwise it is easy to forget and to leave without paying. Please pay $10 per person. Farmer Mary does not have change. There are items to purchase including fresh eggs, peacocks feathers, and unique clay ornaments made by Farmer Mary all at $5 each which you can use to “make change” if necessary. Cash or check only.

The average time of a farm tour is about an hour, although you are welcome to stay longer after Farmer Mary moves on to welcome another group. However, adults must stay with their children and not allow them to chase animals or open gates or pens. Some groups bring lunch or a picnic dinner.`There are picnic tables in a “chicken free” zone by the barn (please help to keep it chicken free and refrain from feeding any stray chickens who might be nearby) and another picnic area is inside the gate where it is very obvious that chickens and other animals will be very close to you.

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FARM OPEN HOURS

July 7th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

FARM OPEN HOURS:
Today (7/7) 10-6
Tues (7/8) Closed
Wed (7/9) 1 -6
Thurs (7/10) Closed
Fri (7/11) 9-6
Sat (7/12) 10-5
Sun (7/13) 1-6
Mon (7/14) 10-6
Tues closed
Wed Closed
Thurs Closed
Fri (7/18) 9-6
Sat (7/19) 10-3:30. NOTE:THIS is a change from 6 due to a bday party at 4
Sun (7/20) 1-6
Read more at “your visit” at www.winterpast.org
Thank You for supporting a small local farm family.

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FARM OPEN HOURS

June 26th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

Friday June 27 10-5
Saturday June 28 9-2 (Hedgehog Day from 10-2!)
Sunday June 29 1-6
Monday June 30 10-6
Tuesday July 1 Closed
Wednesday July 2. 10-6
Thursday July 3 Closed
Friday July 4. 10-6
Saturday July 5 10-6
Sunday July 6 1-6
Monday July 7 10-6
Tuesday July 8 Closed

Please read “your visit” at www.winterpast.org before scheduling your visit.
Please park close together in our small parking lot.
Thank You for supporting a small local farm family.

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HEDGEHOG DAY AT WINTERPAST FARM JUNE 28

June 21st, 2014 by Mary Droessler

Farmer Mary’s friends, POKEY PALS, will visit Winterpast Farm on Saturday june 28 from 10-2 with some of their sweet hedgehogs. Come meet and hold them and learn more about hedgehogs as pets.

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Please read the “your visit” page at www.winterpast.org and schedule your visit. Thank You for supporting a small local farm family.

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FARM OPEN HOURS FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT

June 19th, 2014 by Mary Droessler

FARM OPEN HOURS:
Closed today
Friday June 20 10-6
Sat june 21 10-6
Sun June 22 2-6
Mon June 23. 2-6
Tues Closed
Wed June 25. 10-4
Thurs closed
Fri June 27. 10-5
Sat. June. 28. 9-2
Sun June 29. 1-6

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Origin of our name

"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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