Wildlife on the Farm and an UPCOMING EVENT!

When: December 15th, 7:00pm

Where: The-Newly-Renovated-Downstairs at Capon Crossing Farm Market

Who: You! And Bud’s Collective, featuring Buddy Dunlap on guitar, Jack Dunlap on mandolin, Cody Brown on bass, Gaven Largent on dobro, and Dave Carroll on banjo

Cost: $5.00 cover charge. Food and beverages will also be available.

This is going to be a more intimate gathering than our usual festivals, but equally as lively! Buddy, Michelle, and some friends have been hard at work the past few weeks renovating the lower portion of the barn, where the market is located. They have installed windows, extended some walls, and put in a stage. Hence the excitement for this concert! We’ll be serving chili, veggie stew, and beef brisket, along with some warm drinks. The event will be held indoors, so don’t worry about freezing!

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Winter is an excellent time to observe the wildlife on the farm as they gather food and prepare themselves for winter.

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Canadian geese, of course, are a regular sight on the farm. You can look up at the sky just about any day and see a V soaring through the air.

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If we get lucky, we spot a bald eagle every now and then, soaring over the Cacapon River, or diving into one of the ponds to catch some fish.

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It might be hard to tell from this photo, but golden eagles also make their homes on the farm. Winter is a great time for bird watching without the leaves getting in the way. Blue herons, also, can be seen flying the length of the river: they usually signify their take offs with bone-chilling shrieks that make you run to the window. Though eagles and blue herons are elusive, they are easier to spot than some of the smaller birds that live on the farm: kingfishers, pileated woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, and hummingbirds, just to name a very few.

Our favorite river dwellers to observe during winter, however, are our otters:

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We seem to have a family of somewhere between 6-8 otters thriving on the stretch of river that runs through the middle of the farm. These photos were taken last winter, but we’ve seen them every now and then this season, too.

We hope you will join us for Bud’s Collective, next Saturday, the 15th, at 7:00pm. Don’t forget, $5.oo cover charge for this event. Trust me, with these five guys at the helm, you’ll get your money’s worth!

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