Author: Katie Guth

Winter Classroom Visits 2019

This winter, we ventured off the farm and into the head start classrooms a total of thirty nine times! With thirteen classes in Frederick County, that meant three visits per class. We do this not only for the fun and joy of seeing the colorful natural habitats of our small ‘friends,’ but also to establish Read More »

Introducing our Therapy Chickens!

In pursuit of ever more sources of sunshine on our little farm, we have added four perfectly delightful silkie chicks. Just last Wednesday, they were the product of a farm field trip in which all of our full time staff adventured to our local tractor supply. Here, Josie, tractor supply’s resident bird expert, escorted us Read More »

New Story: The All-Around Egg!

With our winter classroom visits in full swing, Joy wrote and photographed our newest story, The All-Around Egg. This book talks about all the many ways of cooking with the eggs we get from our chickens. After reading this story to our preschool ‘friends’ in the classroom, we ask if they might return the kindness of Read More »

Snow Day!

When snow falls at Stoney Lick Farm, our little clearing in the wooded mountains transforms into an even more lovely and textured version of herself. In addition to the all encapsulating whiteness, the first thing you notice is Stillness. Despite there being oh so many creatures occupying our fields, all is still cloaked in peace. Read More »

Camp Journey Visits

Though it can sometimes seem like we are quite alone on our mountain, Way Station’s respite program, Camp Journey, also calls her home. This program has overnight services for 11-17 year old children with emotional and behavioral issues. Through these overnights, children and their families get a mutually beneficial rest from one another. Usually, these Read More »

Overheard on the Farm (part II)

In an attempt to better capture the spirit of our 3-5 year old visitors to the farm, we have amassed a small collection of their musings – including the peculiar and the lovely, the strange and the sweet. These are just the handful of things we remembered to commit to writing, though there are oh Read More »

Head Start Fall 2018

After a long August and September away from our Head Start ‘friends,’ October brought our three, four, and five year old visitors back once again. Amongst the many familiar faces from last year were the bunches of new students, who could be easily identified by their wide-eyed stares as they dismounted the bus each Monday. Read More »

Holiday Open House

This December 8th, we will be continuing our 19 year tradition of hosting a Holiday Open House at our lodge. From 2-8pm, local musicians will serenade us as we toast ourselves by the fire and munch on homemade cookies. Please do bring around 2 dozen cookies for admittance! Downstairs, our story time and crafts center Read More »