Ok…Winter has to be over after this one…

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’S SCHEDULE
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!

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We’re Expecting!

First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who joined us this past Friday for Bluegrass in the Barn. The crowd’s energy was incredible! We’ll keep you posted for February’s concert date.

We want to announce the impending arrival of a litter of purebred Border Collie pups!

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Pip: the father

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Sadie: the mother

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Pip is a red Border Collie, but has the traditional black and white coloring in his genes. He is used by Sandy to work Capon Crossing’s cattle. Sadie is a blue merle Border Collie. So between the two of them there is the possibility of having some red merle puppies. We will be posting prices soon. The puppies will be born within the next week or so, and we will continue to update with pictures. They would be available for purchase around the end of March or early April. Stay tuned!

We’re at it again: Bud’s Collective in the Barn January 18th

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If you missed our concert in December, here is your chance to join us for Bluegrass and Brisket! If you had a blast at our concert in December, here is your chance for a repeat!

Come on out Friday, January 18th; the details are the same as last time:

*Concert begins at 7:00pm

*We’ll be serving brisket sandwiches, chili, and warm drinks.

*$5.00 cover charge.

Hope to see you there!

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!