Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary & Shearing Services
Shroeder, Anne
16760 White Store Road
Boyds, MD 20841
Phone: home: 301-349-0802 --- cell: 301-755-8400

About the farm

Star Gazing Farm is a small farm animal sanctuary that provides safe haven for abused, stray, and neglected farm animals.  We have a strong educational work-based program for young people and work with many pre-veterinary students.

The farm also helps facilitate farm animal adoptions through our farmers’ online rescue network that coordinates with with multiple animal control agencies, small farms and other animal sanctuaries to help find safe and loving homes.

Star Gazing Farm is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Contributions are tax deductible.

Star Gazing Farm participates in the Montgomery County Annual Farm Tour the last weekend in July.

Services offered


The farm is open every Saturday between 10 and 2 for visits to meet the animals and gift shop.  We do appreciate a call ahead of time if you plan to come.  (Please leave your pets at home).

  • Hand-dyed and hand-woven rugs
  • Roving
  • Yarn
  • Fleeces
  • Herbs
  • Jams
  • Composted manure for gardeners

teamVolunteer Opportunities

  • On-farm volunteer opportunities include SSL hours for Montgomery County school children
  • Farm animal care
  • Farm Internships – variety of learning experiences
  • Gardening
  • Carpentry
  • Digital media


shearingShroeder Shearing offers kinder, gentler shearimg & care for alpacas, llamas, sheep, lambs and goats.  Hoof trimming, tooth trimming for camelids, help with deworming, and shots are also available.  ASI certified shearer, professionally trained alpaca shearer, available in all mid-Atlantic states.

Fiber animals on farm

Multiple sheep breeds, alpacas, angora goat, llamas.


Star Gazing Farm web site

Shearing web site

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