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Apifera Farm is home to artist Katherine Dunn and landscaper Martyn Dunn. Located in mid coast Maine, Apifera takes in needy animals but also shares them with elder people. They are a 501[c][3]. Contact katherine@katherinedunn.com with questions.
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We do what we love. it is not so much work as our intention in life-to help old animals, and old people. May I ask, if you see value in our work, can you support us with a donation or matching donation? [And thank you to those of you that do].

I want to share our accomplishes this year.  We had a lot of vet needs this year after taking on more elders/special needs animals, and the work we did to try to save Birdie.

So if you can donate, please do. All  sizes of donations are crucial to keeping our fund healthy. Anyone donating $250 or more will get a 120 page photo book from Apifera of all your favorite animals [to be delivered December-January to USA addresses only].

If you prefer to send a check: make it to Apifera Farm Inc., 315 Waldoboro RD, Bremen, ME 04551. Our EIN# is # 82-2236486

In 2019 we took on the following creatures:

  • Honey- the elder horse
  • Captain Sparkle- the special needs elder pony
  • The Teapot-an elder pony
  • Luna and Lucy- two elder llamas
  • Jim Bob and Roscoe- two elder goats
  • Cheese and Dorphy- retired elder pygmy goats
  • Omar, Oscar and Mister Mosely- [two elders] from the shelter
  • Inky and Gilda- two elder cats
  • Tommy-an elder cat
  • The Two Grumpiest Men-two old, grumpy semi feel cats
  • Hazel the Wanderer-an abandoned hen
  • Elder Chicken [yet to be named] coming this week
  • Uno the pig
  • Harry the llama for our therapy work
  • Arlo the llama for our therapy work
  • We are caring for 8 equines, 12 mostly elder/special needs goats,  two elder llamas and two therapy llamas, 4 pigs, the elder cat suite [number fluctuates but currently 12], ducks, blind and elder chickens and The Goose. And The Bunny.

Love Ambassador/Animal Therapy Work:

  • Opie added Cove’s Edge to his traveling agenda for visits
  • We continued to have elders to the farm including new residences
  • Opie;s Love Mobile is about to roll, making it easier or room/wheelchair bound residents to pet him
  • Harry the llama made his debut as therapy llama
  • Arlo the llama has done several visits

Adding Music Therapy to the mix is a goal

  • The Hospice Choir sang to the elder animals
  • A ukulele group is coming in spring

We said goodbye to:

  • Hughie our beloved one eyed blind elder pug
  • Sir Tripod Goat, a crippled elder goat
  • Gilda an elder cat
  • Cornelia the pig
  • Birdie…our most beloved Birdie.. a llama of pure love
  • Wilber an old goat
  • Papi, the President of The Old kitty Knitty Club, an old cat

Building Projects:

  • Built third and final barn addition [still needs to be skinned]
  • Improved equine paddocks with crushed granite for better foot health
  • Earnest got his own three season hut
  • The elder hut was created for our elder visitors
Donations help feed and care for the animals
Watch Opie in a test run of his Love Mobile [this was as we were building it, so it is not a finished version]
As winter comes, remember there is always rebirth and life going on under the ground, there is always hope when we see the moon that there will be a sun.
Last night, Papi was clearly going to pass on. He had been not himself for a day, but was not in distress. I just knew he was transitioning. I spent lots of time with him last night.  I knew what I would find in the morning. He died in a relaxed position in one of his favorite spots, warm snuggled in the sheep wool. Papi was a huge presence in the elder cat suite and had earlier health isses that might have compromised him in the end. He was The President of the Old Kitty Knitty Club and was a spokesman for our many fundraising efforts. It was just like him to go out on his terms, and in the beginning of a fundrasier-showing me he had confidence I could do it without him helping. Goodbye old man.
We had our first freezing temps, but we're ready!
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