Scatter Joy Acres Story

In the fall of 2006 Soby Ranch Ministry (SRM) was founded by Joy Bartling. The vision was that the Ranch would be “A Place of Rescue and A Journey to Peace.” SRM became a non-profit in 2009. Joy Served as Executive Director at SRM from 2006 through the summer of 2014. In the summer of 2014, Soby Ranch Ministry transitioned to “Scatter Joy Acres” Joy Moved to a new location with 27 acres and lots of room for animals and farm/ranch activities; The vision remains the same.

Public Petting Zoo

Our friendly barnyard animals are sure to delight people of all ages. You will learn about farm animals through interaction. From chickens to cows, from donkeys to ducks, llamas to alpacas, and sheep to goats, and of course Ponies to a CAMEL!


Adults 12+ $15.00 per person Children Ages 3-11 $10.00 2 and Below FREE Venmo, Cash, Credit Cards Accepted


March 1st to October 31st Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm Winter Hours November 1 to February 28 Tuesday - Thursday -Friday - Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Office Hours

Tuesday- Friday 9:00 am- 5:00pm