Category: Animals

Camp Jamie’s Grief Camp

In late September, Camp Jamie ran a one-day grief camp at ThorpeWood for thirty children ranging from age five to seventeen. From ten in the morning until eight at night, these children immersed themselves in nature. While the day’s activities, ranging from constructing memory boxes to painting memorial rocks, were chosen to help the children Read More »

2nd Annual Head Start Family Day

The tradition started last year, we once again welcomed Head Start students and their families to our farm to explore and enjoy our farm. Arriving both in buses and cars, around one hundred and fifty people attended our event. We began the morning with families (here is the lawyers help for your family law claims Read More »

Awards from Frederick

Despite existing in a wooded hollow of Catoctin Mountain, ThorpeWood’s beauty and achievements still make themselves known down in Frederick. This month alone, our farm has received public recognition twice. First, on September 6th, the Frederick Non-Profit Alliance recognized the efforts of our lovely program director, Sam Castleman, at the Touching Lives Awards Breakfast, which Read More »

Summer Camp 2018

Each year, we seemingly get to spend more and more hours with our ‘friends’ at Head Start. This year for our summer visits, we doubled the amount of students coming to visit from 30 to 60! So, for each of twelve sessions over the course of July and August, we had our troop of preschoolers Read More »

New Animals as Stoney Lick Farm!

Over the last few months, we find ourselves with quite a few new animals who warrant formal introductions. And so, we are pleased into introduce: Our Ladies! Heading back from a winter classroom visit this march, we stopped into H.C. Summers to admire their baby peeps – and ended up taking quite a few home! Read More »

Overheard on the Farm

Since previous blog posts cover the spring Head Start curriculum, this one will chronicle the wonderful and strange things overheard during these sessions: On Exploring (After seeing friend hop) “You’ll have to jump higher to get to the moon.” (Trying to convince me the woods are dangerous) “There’s BLOOD!” (Explaining to his friends why we shouldn’t Read More »

Head Start Picnic

Last Wednesday was the Head Start end of year picnic in Frederick. As promised, we arrived with two trailer-fulls of fun. In the first, our horses, Vinur, Snuder, Geysir and Fandi, vied to be first down the trailer ramp, first to take a mouthful of Staley Park’s lush green grass. In the second trailer, the Read More »