Category: Animals

Letters to Head Start

It’s been far too long since we last saw our Head Start friends at the farm, so we farm folk have done two things to remedy this: We arranged our thirty-nine winter visits to the classrooms – three visits for each of thirteen classes! We are so ready to spend our January, February and March Read More »

2020 Resolutions

The animals on the farm are all excited for 2020 to begin, and so have made some resolutions to make next year the best it can be! Here are some of their plans: Horses Fandi: Be more social. (make eye contact across the field on occasion when standing alone in my corner) Mia: Make it Read More »

Farm Story: What’s That Sound?

Here is another one of our farm stories, written by me and our barn manager, Joy. This story was inspired by a chance meeting with a turtle while out riding on Bylgia. Afterward, we crafted this story and now use it to begin our first day on the farm each fall. The activity which follows Read More »

Fall 2019 Head Start

From October through December, ThorpeWood is host to all thirteen of Frederick County’s Head Start classes. Each class comes up to the farm four days in a row to experience our farm programs. After our preliminary visits to the classrooms back in early October, the preschool ‘friends’ had already met us farm humans and learned Read More »

Thank Yous! (Vol III)

Around Thanksgiving, we love to take a look back at the many grateful folks who have expressed their thanks to us. Each kindness warms our hearts. Of course, we are oh-so thankful for each of these groups and the many folks that make our efforts possible. Our animals, volunteers, and staff all have so much Read More »

Learning Life Skills at the Farm

This past week, the good folks of Laurel Hall came up with three of their Life Skills Classes. The Laurel Hall School, a part of Brooklane, is for special needs students in the Frederick and Hagerstown areas. The school in Frederick had reached out to us to explore the possibility of having their Life Skills Read More »

EAL with SpiriTrust Lutheran

The lovely ladies of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s philanthropy department came out last Friday to join us for an equine assisted learning session. As these women work in several SpiriTrust locations coordinating volunteers and donors, they needed this time together to really get to know people in their department who they rarely see.  During the EAL session, Read More »

Thurmont Middle School’s Peer Ambassadors

Just last week, Thurmont Middle School came up with all forty members of their Peer Ambassador Program. This program is designed to pick students who aspire to be leaders in their grade and in their school. The entirety of their school day was spent at ThorpeWood – half the time at the lodge doing team Read More »