Bluegrass in the Barn this Saturday, Nov. 22nd

Join us this Saturday, November 22 at Capon Crossing Farm Market, in Wardensville, West Virginia for our monthly Bluegrass in the Barn concert! Show starts at 7:30, and come hungry, because Sandy’s delicious grass fed beef will be served as always!
$10 cover
We’ll be downstairs in the barn with heaters running, but dress warm and maybe bring a blanket (or a friend!) to snuggle up with.

As always, if you decide to come along with the awesome folks at Elite Chauffeur Service of Winchester, LLC, your cover charge will be $5.00 rather than $10.00.
Contact them at 540.662.5361 or jwolk@elitewinchester.com.

See you Saturday!

Be on the look-out for our missing dog

Just on the off chance that any locals might look at this…
Liza’s dog Tess has been missing for almost two days now. She has never wandered off before, and after we realized she was missing we found her name tag in the yard (it seems it fell off her collar).
Tess is a Border-Collie/ Chesapeake Bay Retriever cross. She has a short coat, mostly black with a brown undercoat. She has brown “eyebrow” markings, brown cheeks and legs, and a white chin, chest, and feet. She is a medium-sized, skinny dog, very friendly, and she is wearing a bright purple collar with a rabies tag still attached. We think she followed another one of our dogs around the farm and maybe got lost or picked up by someone who thought she was lost. It is unlike her to wander, and we are concerned that without her tags someone might not know what to do with her. If you see this dog or know anyone who has found a dog, PLEASE contact (304) 874-3462 or (540) 636-8829. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

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!