Archive for the ‘Summer Happenings’ Category

Fridays are always the best — it’s SHOW DAY!

Read Full Post »

Students from the Perkins School for the Blind not only participate in our therapeutic riding program, but they also volunteer at the farm! A group of five students from the school volunteered this summer under the guidance of Perkins Staff member (and veteran Windrush volunteer) Russell Shade. The students did grounds work, washed paint buckets and brushes, cleaned shelters in the little barn paddock, put up fencing around the new chicken coop, organized the shaving shed and the garage bay area, cleared brush, picked rocks, and dusted cobwebs from the barns.

As the students tackled and completed new tasks, they became aware of abilities and strengths they did not know they possessed. They also experienced social growth by working as a team; developing communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills; and learning a sense of responsibility. At the end of their time at the farm the group had done some fabulous work for our program and the smiles of accomplishment on their faces was priceless!

Read Full Post »

Contributed by Betsy Payne

July in the Windrush Garden. The boys and girls in the at-risk program cultivated the soil and planted the seeds in May, marking many rows with bright blue baling twine…and then they waited. Slowly over the next month little green shoots appeared which rapidly developed into a wide variety of vegetables: peas, lettuce, kale, cucumbers, then beans, carrots, squash, beets, broccoli, and flowers like zinnia, marigolds and sunflowers. Since the summer program for this group began at the end of June they have tended their garden faithfully, scratching up the earth and weeding, weeding, weeding.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

What could be better than an arts and crafts activity in the shade on a hot summer afternoon?!

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

Contributed by Kaitlin Badolato

600 visitors attend the event and rose close to $5,000 for riders with disabilities

Windrush Farm hosted its annual Family Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  The Festival was sponsored by Dole and Bailey of Woburn and all proceeds from the event benefit the riders with disabilities programs at Windrush Farm.  Additional food was provided by Kelly’s Roastbeef, Smolack Farm, and Winfrey’s Fudge.

600 old and new friends attended the Festival.  Children and their families had the opportunity to partake in a pony ride, play games, make an arts & craft, ride through the woods on a hayride, enjoy delicious food and listen to live music. More than 75 volunteers donated their time to make the event a success.
(more…)

Read Full Post »

On Tuesday, 7 veterans from the Bedford VA Medical Hospital attended the final Horses for Heroes Session of the summer.

The activities included long-lining, grooming and tacking, and therapeutic riding. Check out the pics!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Read Full Post »

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »