From The Executive Director
As much as we all love summer, the animals and staff are ready for cool mornings and mild nights. Bring on the fall weather!
Our summer camps and youth groups are concluding for the Summer 2018 season. As one head counselor said, “the kids change throughout the week and by the end of a session they feel like experts in mucking, walking goats, working with chickens, and other farm activities”. Each camp had its own successes. We had help in “Storybook Farm” from librarians of the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library. The librarians were great story tellers, coming out once a week during each session to read a book and interact with the animals. Grooming Monty the donkey and having the librarian read a book about horses was a highlight of one camp. The summer equestrian camps have many participants moving into our regular 8-week evening classes. In fact, this was the greatest number of continuing students ever, a great sign for the equine programs.
Thanks to all of you who made it to the Farm this summer. The community garden looks great, with only a few projects to finish up on it. The greenhouse is moving to completion and will be looking for regularly scheduled volunteers soon. We are designing new programing to continue the success of summer camps and youth groups this fall.
We look forward to seeing you at the Farm,