Blythewood Farms is a non-profit, volunteer organization serving the community of Westphalia. Our mission is to preserve, conserve and sustain the historic Blythewood Farm Property Situated in Westphalia, the heart of Prince George’s County Maryland.
WHERE TRADITION IS IN THE NAME
Preservation of the Blythewood main house ca. 1830, outbuildings and ca. 1880 to 1940 agricultural complex.
Conservation and protection of Blythewood’s natural environment, natural ecosystems, wildlife and farmlands.
Sustainability and restoration of declining Blythewood buildings and structures while keeping their historic characteristics.
TIMELINE OF BLYTHEWOOD FARMS
Blythewood main building constructed
Stables and agricultural complex built
Listed in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties
Blythewood Farms becomes steward of property
Blythewood Farms established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit
BLYTHEWOOD IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A COMPLETE FARM ESTABLISHMENT.
~ Maryland Historical Index ~
TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY OF WESTPHALIA OPEN ACCESS TO THE MAIN BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL EVENTS. TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS WHICH PROVIDE HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN FARMING, GARDENING, NURSERY, LANDSCAPING AND EQUESTRIANISM. TO SHOWCASE THE HISTORY AND BEAUTY OF BLYTHEWOOD TO ALL VISITORS OF FARM.
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Blythewood Farms is proud to work with several partners who support our vision.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT BLYTHEWOOD
EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY, COMMUNITY AND BEAUTY WHEN YOU VISIT BLYTHEWOOD FARMS.
BLYTHEWOOD FARMS WILL BE THE FUTURE HOME OF BLYTHEWOOD FARMS HORSE RESCUE. WE PLAN ON RESCUING HORSES FROM AUCTION WHO ARE BEING SOLD TO SLAUGHTER AND ADOPTING HORSES FROM OWNERS WHO CAN NO LONGER PROVIDE ADEQUATE CARE FOR THEIR HORSE.
Blythewood Farms will be the future home of Blythewood Farms Horse Rescue. We plan on rescuing horses from auction who are being sold to slaughter and adopting horses from owners who can no longer provide adequate care for their horse.
Horses at their new home at Blythewood Farms will begin their rehabilitation process which will include veterinary care, farrier care and training. We will quarantine each horse for a minimum of 21 days for illness. Horses will be rehabilitated to trail and schooling horses.
After quarantine, the horses will remain on Blythewood Farms to heal and to live on the farm until a suitable adoptive home is found. A partnership with Wounded Warrior Project will pair a Veteran with an individual horse. During visits, the Veteran will care for the horse which includes feeding, riding and grooming. This partnership with Wounded Warrior Project will benefit both parties, forming a bond of trust with the horse and the Veteran.
Blythewood Farms Horse Rescue will also host education programs which will be open to visitors from the community, school field trips and educational day trips. We will offer a wide variety of educational programs for children, adults and animal welfare professionals.
~ Blythewood Farms ~
THE FIRST FARMER WAS THE FIRST MAN. ALL HISTORIC NOBILITY RESTS ON THE POSSESSION AND USE THE LAND.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
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