Author: Katie Guth

Summer Camp 2019 (Part I)

 This year we were happily given a whole six weeks of summer camp with our favorite Head Start friends. So far, we are halfway through and are already filled to the brim with lots of farm fun! Between our Tuesday and Thursday groups, we have around forty kids in the program, in addition to all Read More »

New Story: The Worry Stone

We have a new story! As we are in the middle of our Head Start summer camp, this story is just in time for our upcoming visit to the stream, where we read a story around the fire ring after our morning of splashing in the rapids. This latest book is a special one for Read More »

Thank Yous! (vol II)

With so many humans visiting our farm, we often get such lovely ‘thank yous’ that we just can’t keep them to ourselves! Here’s a compilation of some recent letters of appreciation!   Our Head Start Picnic earned us a lot of love…here is some of it: The picnic was wonderful and enjoyed by all. You, Read More »

Our 12th Annual Trail Run!

All of the loveliness that happens on this farm with our Head Start ‘friends’ – from playing in the stream to riding our horses – is, in part, funded by our annual trail run. To support our programming, and to experience the unmatched beauty of our farm and trails, sign up for this wonderful event. Read More »

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 »