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Elm Farm

Lately, I have been on a vacation from the blog. Cooper's Crossroad and Dusty Dog Farm have been keeping me busy from before the sun rises until after the sun sets. I love it, but long days leave little time or energy to scribble even a few notes.

Please read on to catch up on the movement of Cooper's Crossroad. You are sure to see we are working to melt the myth of trauma.

Most significantly, I am excited and honored to announce that Cooper's Crossroad has a new place to call home! Cooper's Crossroad will be located at Elm Farm, on Hurricane Road, Keene NH, starting June 1. The remarkable growth Cooper's Crossroad has experienced will be supported by this beautiful location. Barn renovations and field regeneration will be amoung our first steps in June to prepare for Farming For Resilience and Pathways to Wellness equine facilitated programs. Measured steps will be taken to create a compassionate and creative place to teach and learn.

Coooper's Crossroad extends gratitude to Dusty Dog Farm for their incredible generosity to provide an amazing place to pave the way for growth of our organization. Both Dusty Dog Farm and Cooper's Crossroad have grown by leaps and bounds....literally busting at the seams. Our programs have been made possible because of the support of Dusty Dog Farm. Now with an incredible foundation, Cooper's Crossroad's equine facilitated programs are looking forward to settling into our new home at Elm Farm which will allow for future growth.

Next great news, I am thrilled to announce that Erin Ballard, Keene, NH recently graduated from The HERD Institute, Orlando, Fl. She received her degree in Equine Related Learning and Teaching, Level 1. I have been witness to the hard work and intense growth that Erin has experienced through this program. Congratulations Erin! She will be stepping in to a position of facilitator for the Pathways to Wellness program in August 2021.

A few up coming fundraising events include Youth Horse Painting Lesson and Lunch Saturday, June 12, Adult Paint into the Evening with Silent Auction Saturday, June 19, and Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza Night Tuesday, July 6.

Farming For Resilience is now moving in to the second half of a 12 week program teaching the values of courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion through the use of horses and the outdoors. Last week we planted "seeds of positivity". Each participant went home with an experience of planting and the outcome - a beautiful plant, a reason to find positive points in a day and to recognize courage, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude in and around themselves.

So you can see that despite the silence on the blog front, Cooper's Crossroad is on the move. Stay posted!

With the hope of spring, Christina

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