First of all: WOW! What a concert last Saturday! 150+ people in the crowd and all of them stomping and hollering at the same time made for a great night! Not to mention Bud’s Collective…they were pretty good too. (Well…REALLY good…to say the least).
Our chickens are finally laying regularly, so come get some farm fresh eggs! $3.50 for a dozen. (Plus, you can come visit the hens that laid them!)
Michelle has also been working hard in the garden: she’s got in 75 tomato plants, summer and winter squashes, cucumbers, potatoes, and peppers, and we’ve been tilling up a storm to create a new garden space behind the barn. We’re going to take out the hoop house frame and create more of a sitting space so farm market visitors can take a rest and enjoy the view of the farm.
Stop by anytime! We’d love to talk beef, veggies, eggs, or BLUEGRASS! (NEXT CONCERT JUNE 14TH!!! Mark your calendars!!)
Here are some farm photos (all taken by Buddy’s sister, Jill)
Kellogg the Rooster
Pip checkin’ cows
Taking a break from the heat
Our family of guineas (picture taken in 2102, but we may be expecting more babies! Stay tuned…we’ll want to sell them)
Guineas and their babies…come see them (and hear them…geez) They are all grown up now!
We can’t believe it is snowing during the last week of March! We’ve got our seedlings coming up and we’re itching to get out in the garden! Michelle has broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, and peppers started…she was hoping to get the hoop house covered so that the ground could warm up enough to get in some early crops, but with all this snow and cold weather it hasn’t been easy to get motivated to go outside. We’ll see what the rest of this week brings.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the March Bud’s Collective concert! We are so grateful to all of you who come out to support us and enjoy some first class blue grass.
For you fans out there, here is Bud’s Collective’s April Schedule (notice they will be here at Capon Crossing on the 20th)
April 5th- Tally Ho Leesburg, Va
April 12th- Echotone Concert Series Moose Lodge Martinsburg,WV
April 20th- Bluegrass in the Barn Wardensville, WV
April 26th- Blues BBQ Pit Moorefield, WV
April 27th- Horseshoe Curve Berryville, VA
You can connect with Capon Crossing and Bud’s Collective on Facebook for regular updates from Buddy (the guy in the know).
Also…we just got a ton of beef in so the freezers are stocked! Stop by and see us!
Here is what we’re up to:
Weeding and thinning the strawberries
Growing giant sweet potatoes
Ladybug larvae are growing up amongst aphid-laden leaves
We’ll take apart our potato towers soon
We’re rotating beans and peppers with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and lettuce. We will put a cover on the hoop house so we will have greens all winter long.
Our tomatoes are still coming in.
Come see for yourself at Bluegrass in the Barn on October 6th!
12:00 Yoga in the Barn with Elli Westmoreland (focused on the Sun Salutation)
1:00 Eddie Goldbetter, Gina Clowes and Buddy Dunlap
2:00 Half Lit Bluegrass Band
3:00 Buddy Dunlap and Friends
4:00 Half Lit
5:00 Buddy Dunlap and Friends
6:00 Open Jam in the Barn
Food and drinks will be served! See you there!
Vegetables that will be available throughout the season:
- Peppers -Green, Red, and Yellow Bell, Anaheim, and Banana
- Yellow and Zucchini Squash
- Butternut and Spaghetti Squash
- Potatoes -Yukon Gold and Red
- Green Roma Beans
- Green Onions
- Fresh herbs – Basil, Parsley, Dill, Chives, Cilantro
- Sweet Corn
- Bouquets from the flower gardens
- Pumpkins in time for Halloween
We have also put in blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and asparagus patches, which will be available by next summer. Is there something you’d like to see at our farm market that is not on the list? Well, when you stop by Capon Crossing, let us know your suggestion. (We love to talk about gardening!) As the years go by and our farm market grows, so will our selection. We hope to eventually expand to fresh baked goods as well.
Angus beef, raised on our farm, and crafts will always be available.