Category: The Farm

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 asset for our programs and property maintenance. Stop by the barn someday soon to see Read More »

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 the family, and have finally made a decision…GOATS! Although they don’t have names just yet, Read More »

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 an events venue. We are looking for someone local, hard-working, and upbeat to care for our 5 horses, 3 goats, 2 cows, and flock of chickens. Duties Read More »

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 been unable to cross over to the lodge  on our hikes without getting our feet Read More »

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 bees take a lot of knowledge and work, so we have found a very skilled Read More »

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 has turned to his other friend, Snuder the horse. Luckily for us, our herd of Read More »

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. In this role, she elevated the ThorpeWood barn to new heights of order and cleanliness Read More »

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 dreaming of for the coming year: Ingrid & Stella the Chickens: Volunteer more. Travel the Read More »