The Family

Wayne and Riely Woosley together have over 45 years of teaching experience in Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Between them they have taught all ages, from Kindergarten to seniors in high school. Throughout their teaching careers, class fieldtrips to the farm have been favorite experiences of their students.

With their retirement, this exciting opportunity is offered to all area students. A unique combination of living history tours combined with a representation of the rapidly vanishing small farm in the Forsyth County countryside becomes a memorable experience for students of all ages.

About Our History

The Woosley farm began in the latter 1800s when Uria Woosley moved from the Arcadia area of Davidson County and purchased 300 acres along the Yadkin River and Bashavia Creek in western Forsyth County. John, one of Uria's three sons, inherited the northern third of the original tract. He and his father, built the house which stands today. Each generation made changes and improvements to the structure. Additions include electricity, water, plumbing, weather siding, bathrooms, closets, and central heating; none of which were in the original house.
John and Rosa farmed this area while raising their children until their youngest son assumed ownership. Gaither named this tract Walnut Hill Farm when he and his son Wayne began to raise registered Polled Hereford beef cattle on the land. This third section of the original tract is the only section that remains in the Woosley family. It contains hills, bottomland, woods, fields, two natural springs, and river frontage along the Yadkin River.