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MAEOE Conference—2023

In early February, Katie and Clare (ThorpeWood’s program director and barn manager/community liaison, respectively) took to the road well before dawn and headed down to Ocean City for this year’s Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education conference. It was a jam-packed weekend of Environmental Inspiration. From morning to evening, the days were filled with Read More »

World Read Aloud Day

Happy World Read Aloud Day! Although we farm folk primarily focus on getting kids outside and moving around – we also LOVE to get everyone reading. After all, books are such a great way of understanding animals and the outdoors. We have made many books about our farm which, in the past, we would often Read More »

Find Your Worry Stone

From kindergarten-bound five-year-olds to fully matured humans dealing with stressful times, everyone can benefit from having a worry stone. A worry stone is something you can slip into your pocket to relieve some anxiety and instill a sense of calm. Just rubbing your thumb along its surface is soothing. You can find beautifully smooth stones Read More »

Camp Jamie 2019

This past weekend, the folks of Frederick County’s hospice program hosted Camp Jamie at our farm. This camp is a yearly one-day grief camp for local children who have lost someone close to them. The day was jam-packed full of healing experiences for the children, who ranged in age from 7 to 18. The children Read More »

5K/10K Trail Event at ThorpeWood

Our 12th Annual 5K/10K Trail Event is one month from today! As always we are so excited to be hosting this awesome event on ThorpeWood’s beautiful property on Catoctin Mountain!   If you haven’t participated in this Run/Walk, then this is the year…right? The trails are beautiful and the event is for all ages and 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 »

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season! We received this gift from a friend of ThorpeWood. It’s in a shadowbox frame. The text is a quote from Jan Struthers. “Physical weather certainly is beyond our control. But human weather – the psychological climate of the world – is not beyond our control. The human race Read More »

Garpur

Good Day, Sirs and Ma’ams, My name is Garpur. I am a 7 year old gelding (boy horse) here at Stoney Lick Farm. My name means “Hero”.  My coat color is Dark Chestnut which is a reddish brown. Miss Joy has nicknamed me ‘Curious George’ because I am very curious about life and like to investigate Read More »