Month: May 2019

New to Our Spring Curriculum: Farm ‘Work’ Day!

In reworking our curriculum this spring, a new theme emerged: farm work day. When the kids get off the bus, we ‘confess’ that we just didn’t have time to get all of our work done this morning and so we really need our head start friends’ help to catch up. The children often get very Read More »

A Visit from COIPP

This past Saturday, the lovely ladies of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) arranged an outing to ThorpeWood. This volunteer-run non profit seeks to engage and support the youth of Frederick County who have a loved one in jail. Each month, they hold a group event to widen the scope of children’s experiences, allow Read More »

Animal Spotlight: Scratch

Last summer, our chickens ran from the hedgerow, cackling in fear of what lurked there. We looked and found a kitty cat, nearly starved, with every bone in his hind end visible. He had been camping out in our upper hay shed, living off the bag of chicken scratch he tore open. Thus, we dubbed Read More »

A Visit from The Samaritan Women

This past weekend, The Samaritan Women (TSW) held their yearly three-day retreat at ThorpeWood. This group, based out of Baltimore, is a faith-based home for women who have been victims of domestic sex trafficking. In this program, the women learn independence, confidence, find spiritual growth and learn about the basic rights and laws such as Read More »