Month: June 2019

June Programs & EAL

With school days coming to an end, we saw a great many visitors to the farm. Early in the month, 10 boys from Washington D.C.’s Gonzaga High School came with work boots and gloves, ready to help remake an eroded trail. This service project, arranged by Emmitsburg’s  Seton Center, is designed to allow these boys Read More »

Scott’s Retirement

Since 2012, our property has been in the loving hands of our property manager, Scott Slonacker. The pride he takes in his work can be seen in every ounce of the property, from the neatly cut grasses, the arched canopy over our farm lane, the machines running smoothly, and the buildings standing tall. Anyone who Read More »

End of Year Head Start Picnic

This past Wednesday, we ThorpeWoodians took over Staley Park with our army of horses and flock of chickens. This southern migration to Frederick was made for Head Start’s End of Year Celebration picnic. To supplement the picnic food in the pavilion and the music playing over the speakers, our animals star as main entertainers for Read More »

Overheard on the Farm (Part III)

During the course of our Spring visits with Head Start, we overhear many a splendid and amusing thing come out of our friends’ mouths. While oh-so many are only enjoyed in that moment alone, others we remember to write down to smile about another day. Here is a small collection of these little quips: On Read More »