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Head Start Winter Visit #2

With our star chickens having just finished out the last of their classroom visits, Flint and Arrow the goats took charge of the second round of farm visits to the Head Start classrooms! We start each session with a reading

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World Read Aloud Day 2022

In honor of World Read Aloud Day, we farm folk would like to share our love of reading! Our property manager, Jeff, so enjoys being read aloud to. While he works to make our property beautiful, his headphones are always

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Head Start Winter Visit #1

Each year, we kick off January with visits to all of the Head Start preschool classrooms in Frederick County. Typically, we bring an hour’s worth of farm fun to play with indoors. Because of our ongoing pandemic, we have not

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Goodbye, Joy!

With the close of the old year, Joy Smith, our barn manager, moved on from ThorpeWood. Joy has been with employed by ThorpeWood since 2014, when she transitioned from being an Equine Assisted Learning volunteer to our full-time barn manager.

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2022 Resolutions

As the New Year presents a clean slate for us all, some of our animals’ thoughts turn to self-improvement and new goals. Many of them have embraced the ‘new you in 2022’ mindset. Take a look at what they are

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Chestnut Orchard Clean Up

On December 10th, the Maryland Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (MDTACF) came out to ThorpeWood for an orchard clean-up. Ron Kuipers and Bruce Levine of MDTACF led us ThorpeWoodians in the mission to remove dead trees from the area.

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TJ EL Students – Visit 2

For a second visit to ThorpeWood, Thomas Johnson High School’s English Learners department came for a day of outdoor activities at the farm. They started bright and early in the morning with some ice breaker activities around the farm pavilion

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Tot Explorers at the Farm

Adams County’s Moms Supporting Moms group came out earlier this week to enjoy our property with their preschool-aged children. This group, called the Tot Explorers, braved some cold weather to really dig into our farm fun! We started the day

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Heather Ridge School Volunteers

All fall long, we were blessed with the helping hands of Heather Ridge School volunteers. Led by teacher Barbara Nibert, a handful of students came out every other week to help with whatever projects we had going on. When the

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Head Start Fall 2021 – Day 2

  With all ten classes of Frederick County’s Head Start program making their way out to the farm for field trips, we have been having endless fun here at Stoney Lick Farm! If you haven’t already read about our programs

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