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ThorpeWood is Hiring!

Part-Time Barn Manager   15-20 hours/week | $15-18/hour   ThorpeWood is a 160-acre mountain retreat that runs animal and nature programs for all ages, primarily at-risk youth. We also are a wedding and events venue.   We are looking for

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

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.

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

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

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Painting Horses with Heartly House

Last week, we had the great pleasure of hosting a few dozen of the Heartly House staff members. This group took advantage of the rain to create a cozy day at the lodge. Instead of focusing on productivity and professional

Posted in Adult Programs, Horses

A Day in the Park

This summer, we were invited to be presenters at Thurmont’s summer rec program called ‘A Day in the Park.’ So, this past Wednesday, we loaded up Geysir the horse and our two goats for a little outing to the Thurmont

Posted in Horses, Youth Programs

Barn Cleaning Day

​Anyone who has been in our horse barn knows it is the cleanest barn known to man where they wonder if we do pressure washing Houston, with each minuscule piece of goat manure picked out of the stalls and every bird

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Farm Story: Flat Fandi’s Travels

With all of our Head Start kids at home right now, we figured some empathetic kids might start worrying about how Flat Fandi is doing in the classroom, all alone. So, Joy wrote this story to alleviate any worries. Flat

Posted in Farm Story, Flat Fandi, Head Start, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Virtual Farm Field Trip!

This week, we hosted Tiffany Cianci for an Inventures in Learning virtual field trip. Tiffany owns The Little Gym in Frederick and has been filming hugely popular live virtual field trips all over the local area. The videos are targeted

Posted in Activities for You, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Head Start Pen Pals

With all of our Head Start friends stuck at home, away from school and the farm, we decided to send home some postcards! This week, the Head Start staff are making their last drop offs to each student’s home, so

Posted in Head Start, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Farm Story: Fandi Needs a Doctor

At our farm, we hope to teach our preschool ‘friends’ empathy for our animals. A great part of that is showing how very similar we are to animals, and vice versa. We do this in our everyday interactions with our

Posted in Farm Story, Head Start, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm