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Century Farms preserve Forsyth County's agricultural history

By Kathy Norcross Watts * Photos by James Lee

2014-2015 City Guide Featured us both on the cover (with our goats) and in an article Deep Roots. Links are no longer available to this magazine article.

Woosley Farm

  • Lauren Carroll
  • May 8, 2013, Winston-Salem Journal

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photo by: Lauren Carroll/Journal

Riely Woosley Explains what beekeepers wear to Kindergarteners from Morgan Elementary School during their field trip to Woosley Farm Friday, May 3, 2013.

Scene & Heard: A day on the farm; a night on the runway

  • Cindy Hodnett/Special Correspondent
  • Apr 14, 2013, Winston-Salem Journal

The first warm week of spring brought a day on the farm and a night on the runway. From overalls to glamorous gowns to Elton John, this week’s events were diverse and equally entertaining.


photo by: Cindy Hodnett/Special Correspondent

Riely Woosley in early 1900's dress

A Day at the Farm

At the end of a few country roads in Pfafftown, there is a 100-year-old farm where rural magic still happens, and more than 100 people visited to see it firsthand on April 6 and 7. Home to Jelly Bean, a local celebrity in sheep form, Woosley Farm is a designated Century farm and also a place where kids, adults and everyone in between can come to see what happens on a working farm.

“I grew up here and was born on this property, and there have been six generations who’ve lived here,” said J’nie Woosley , dressed in appropriate 100-year-old inspired attire. “My great-great grandfather started this farm, and he and my great-great grandmother had seven children. The kids slept in two bedrooms – the boys in one bed and the girls in another.”

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From war to farming, Woosley carved his own path

  • Lisa O'donnell
  • Feb 5, 2012, Winston-Salem Journal

Most days, Wayne Woosley wakes before sunrise, slips into a pair of overalls and boots, slaps a straw hat atop a head of long white and ginger curls, and tends to what needs tending.

Maybe a goat needs to be milked, a fence patched or weeds pulled in the garden by the Yadkin River.

As he works, he will also observe the quiet moments of the morning when the fog lifts over the pasture and the animals begin to stir.

This is peace. ...

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NC Press Photographer's Association

First Place | Illustration 2011

Shawn Rocco, The News and Observer

Reenactors and characters who participated in the Independence Celebration at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem.

Top row L-R: Robert Howell, Wayne Woosley, Nikki Bojanski, Challe Woosley Hudson and her son Weyland Hudson.

Middle row L-R: Ceilidh Woosley, and her cousin Tallis Hudson, John Henry Scott as Uncle Sam, and Dugan Adams.

Bottom row L-R: Tom Bojanski, Jan Hill as Lady Liberty, and Jim Jones.