Category: The Farm

Hay Isn’t Just for Horses!

This week, the farm got a delivery of hay, straight from the hay fields! Our neighbors on the mountain, the Willards, took their hay wagons direct to our farm to restock our hay stalls. Of course, our horses watch this process with stomachs growling in anticipation, but hay isn’t just for horses! Our goats, cows Read More »

Coloring Books from the Farm

With all of our Head Start friends stuck at home, unable to visit the farm, we are doing our best to keep engaging them in all things farm. This week, Head Start dropped off packages at everyone’s home, including all the kids’ belongings from the classrooms. We farm folk took advantage of this drop off Read More »

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 Fandi, safe from disease in his lamination, took a trip to the farm to see Read More »

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 at kids aged prek-6th grade. Tiffany even uploads dozens of age appropriate worksheets for kids Read More »

Distance Learning from the Farm

With all of our usual friends and visitors home-bound at the moment, we farm folk are doing our best to still spread some of ThorpeWood’s spirit. Though of course nothing compares with feeling the breeze and smelling the magnolia blossoms, we sure can try to bottle those feelings up and send them to our usual Read More »

The Adventures of Flat Fandi (Part II)

Since February, Flat Fandi has been out and about in the classrooms. From dancing with the kids to sitting down like the gentleman he is at the lunch table, Flat Fandi is learning so much in preschool! The Head Start teachers like to keep us posted on what Flat Fandi is up to with some Read More »

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 we snuck in a little something from the farm. Last week, we sent home our Read More »

Head Start Visits – Round Three!

Unfortunately, our third round of winter visits to the Head Start classrooms was cut short by the school closings this month, but we still did get to five classrooms! Those lucky students who did get to host us were in for a terrific hour with our goats. We began the session by reading Flint’s Great Adventure (read Read More »