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

Office Hours

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

Public Petting Zoo Hours

We are not open Monday & Wednesday's​

Seasonal Hours of Operation


Spring: March through May

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM- 3PM

Sunday 12 PM- 3PM

Summer: June through August

Tuesday through Saturday 10AM-3PM

Sunday 12PM-3PM

Fall: September and October

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM- 3PM

Sunday 12 PM- 3PM

Winter: November through February

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10AM- 3PM