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6th Annual Head Start Family Day

Oh my, how we love Head Start Family Day – this is our 6th year holding the event! With 135 folks in attendance this year, we were proud to run a smooth and FUN event. The objective of the day

Posted in Head Start, Stoney Lick Farm, Youth Programs

Heartly House Staff Retreat – 2022

Earlier this week, we hosted the Heartly House staff for a retreat on our property. The Heartly House folks began their day at the lodge with breakfast, coffee, and a warm welcome from their president and executive director Inga James.

Posted in Adult Programs, Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

ThorpeWood’s Tipi

We are so excited to announce that our tipi is up in the arboretum! This is such an exciting addition to the farm – a place for groups of all ages to gather – for meetings, overnights, fires, and more.

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Meet Mattie!

Meet our new barn manager, Mattie! We are so excited to welcome Mattie into the ThorpeWood family! Our animals are lucky to have someone so dedicated, conscientious, and loving on their team. Mattie is also proving to be a great

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New Animals at the Farm!

We ThorpeWoodians have been playing around with the idea of getting a new animal at the farm for a while now…but what to get? Sheep, pigs, more chickens, alpaca? We were set on only adding a productive farm animal to

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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

Coffee Hollow Bridge is Back!

A key element in ThorpeWood’s trail network has long been the bridge that spans the stream which runs through our property. However, a few years back, the bridge found itself dismantled by some errant young teens. Since then, we have

Posted in Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Honey Bees Coming to ThorpeWood!

We farm folk have been discussing getting some new animals for some time now. Placing a high value on educational animals for our visitors, we have decided that honey bees should be invited to the farm! However, we know that

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Remembering Arrow

We are so sad to announce the passing of our dear goat, Arrow. He was put down on the 8th after he grew uncomfortable and skinny from cancer. His best buddy, Flint, seems to understand that Arrow is gone and

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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.

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm