Month: October 2019

EAL with SpiriTrust Lutheran

The lovely ladies of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s philanthropy department came out last Friday to join us for an equine assisted learning session. As these women work in several SpiriTrust locations coordinating volunteers and donors, they needed this time together to really get to know people in their department who they rarely see.  During the EAL session, Read More »

Introductory Head Start Visits

As the first two months of Head Start’s school year are taken up with screenings and learning school rules, there are no field trips out to the farm. We farm folk, however, were impatient to meet our newest friends and to bid ‘welcome back’ to our returning four-year-olds. So, we arranged short ‘Farm 101’ introductory Read More »

Thurmont Middle School’s Peer Ambassadors

Just last week, Thurmont Middle School came up with all forty members of their Peer Ambassador Program. This program is designed to pick students who aspire to be leaders in their grade and in their school. The entirety of their school day was spent at ThorpeWood – half the time at the lodge doing team Read More »

Laurel Hall Staff Retreat

This October, the teachers and behavioral staff of Brook Lane’s Laurel Hall School came to the farm for a staff retreat. After their morning meetings in the lodge, the staff members were dismissed for recess (aka time at the farm). We farm folk introduced them to our horses and goats first, brought them to say Read More »