Category: Head Start

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 »

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 »

New to Our Spring Curriculum: Farm ‘Work’ Day!

In reworking our curriculum this spring, a new theme emerged: farm work day. When the kids get off the bus, we ‘confess’ that we just didn’t have time to get all of our work done this morning and so we really need our head start friends’ help to catch up. The children often get very Read More »

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 »

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 »