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Day 4: Graduation

For our final Head Start visit of the school year, we begin at Sam’s house, our trailhead. From here, we venture down the narrow and rocky trail which meanders back to a one-room log cabin. Along the way we gasp at

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Day 3: Riding

As the school bus pulls down our gravel driveway on the third day, our ‘friends’ excitedly anticipate riding a horse for the first time. In their stalls, Snudder and Vinur similarly anticipate the coming hour as Joy brushes the hard-earned

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Day 2: Treasure Hunt

Having explored the day before, our ‘friends’ arrive on the second day well acquainted with all the little beauties and amusements our farm has to offer. One undisclosed source of amusement, however, is saved for today. Inconspicuously situated in one

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Day 1: Explore

In crafting our Head Start curriculum for this Spring, our smiling sun lured us away from the barn, outward to Stoney Lick Farm’s wooded paths, buttercup field and sparkling pond. So, in addition to our usual equine element of the

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Goats at Head Start?!

The paved acres of Frederick and our own wild ones are mostly strangers to one another, yet the past few weeks have witnessed a curious cross-over in the form of a pair of bleating goats and their dutiful caretakers. These

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Classroom Bound!

From October to December, we spent four days a week with each of Frederick County’s fifteen Head Start classes. But once our last group boarded the bus, not to return until Spring, our farm seemed a bit quiet. A bit empty.

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News from ThorpeWood

The Fall Season is upon us and as usual Mother Nature did not disappoint. Although the picture to your right was taken after peak foliage, the fall colors are still quite vibrant.The season also  brings back our Head Start friends and we are

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Vinur

Hi friends!My name is Vinur. I am a 17 year old gelding (boy horse) Icelandic Horse. My name means friend. My coat color is Pinto, like Stormur and Bylgja (or Billie). I am white and dark brown.Some of my favorite

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Geysir (Gay-zer)

Hi Kids!My name is Geysir. I’m a 19 year old gelding (boy horse). I was one of the first horses to come to Stony Lick farms 12 years ago. I was born in Iceland where they have lots of geysers. A geyser is a

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Snudder (Snoo-der)

Hi Friends!My name is Snudder but some people call me by the nickname,  Snuddy (Snoo-dee). I am a 21 year old gelding (boy horse). My coat color is chestnut. I’m reddish brown like a chestnut. I have white numbers on my

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