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Head Start ‘Friends’ and Family Day

Inspired by a suggestion from Head Start staff, ThorpeWood held an open house for our Head Start ‘friends’ and their families. About a hundred and fifty people came to enjoy the beautiful sunshiny day at the farm. The beginning of

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Our Rescue Calf

Many have been flocking to ThorpeWood’s barn to greet the latest addition to our furry family: a newborn Holstein calf! At the Frederick Fair this past weekend, Sam and Julie visited the birthing center in time to witness a Holstein

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Summer Camp

In addition to their usual school year program, Frederick County Head Start also runs a summer camp for rising kindergartners. To fulfill summer time demands for adventure, both classes took weekly trips to Stoney Lick Farm. So, for three hours

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Flat Fandi

This summer, two classes of ‘friends’ from Head Start took five weekly visits to the farm. While everyone on the farm would have loved to see them more often, only one of us took action on that sentiment. That would

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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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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

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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

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