Events & Workshops

 cropped-cukewithlogo11 For now, we are keeping our focus local- working in our community to promote sustainable farming and local food initiatives.

While we won’t be exhibiting at fairs or conferences, our products will be available at the Independence Online Farmers Market year-round.


FAIR_LOGOCarroll County VA Agricultural Fair
August 25-30 2015
Barn yard exhibit of heritage breeds for county
School children and fair attendees.
“Rare at the Fair” Heritage Livestock Breeds Week

small-logoOrganic Growers School
Saturday & Sunday, March 6-8 2015
22nd Annual Spring Conference
For healthy eaters, home growers, & farmers

Mother Earth News Fair- Asheville, NC
Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12th 2015
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Booth E-6  Silver Fox Rabbits & Buckeye Chickens.


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5th Annual Grayson LandCare Save Green Expo
Saturday, September 13th 2014, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Crossroads Institute, Galax, VA

Happy New Year!!

We are spending the winter getting the new place habitable and planning lots of great projects for the spring/summer!1489173_1452837138263027_1923744111_n

We will be enlarging the rabbitry with larger cages to house breeding pairs or mamas with kits and try to solve the ventilation in summer / warm in winter dichotomy.  We hope to create a movable colony set up on pasture as well.

We have great plans for a compost-fed, egg-mobile for chickens and also set ups for several breeding groups of Buckeye chickens.

The goats will be happy to have a new pasture with rotational paddocks and the addition of ducks to the system.  Hopefully we will breed Rosie and have new goat(s) in June.

We will have a booth at the Independence Farmers Market this year selling “Bunny Berries” for folks gardens, mushrooms, marmalade, garlic (and maybe a few veggies), rabbit, and anything else we can come up with.DSC02269

We will also be expanding our crops of medicinal herbs and non-timber forest products.

It looks to be an exciting year with lots of new ideas to sprout and grow!

 

Welcome to Moon Shadow Farm VA!

Welcome to our new Farm Blog!

2014 has been a super busy year on the farm!!

  • We spent the winter renovating our house in Fries                 house reno2   977287_10201176265069750_1772792806_o
  • We picked up our Silver Fox rabbits in January

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  • Early spring we laid out our garden at mom’s place in Spartagarden1  garden2
  • After talking about the need to clear the backyard of overgrown honeysuckle, multiflora rose and poison ivy, a goat shows up- Rosie!

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    • Since you can’t have just 1 goat- we got Casper!casper
    • In May we bred our 2 Silver Fox does & in June- our first littersbunny nesting  bunny babies bunny baby  bunny!
    • In June we hosted our first farm tourfarm tour
    • In July we got our flock of Buckeye chickensbuckeye1 buckeye2 buckeyes3
    • August Harvest Time!

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  • Finally!  After over a year waiting, in September we bought the 14 acres & house adjacent to our farm!10606333_1544850525728354_5384949558186263768_n 10603422_1544850559061684_8981500095637307750_n 1546201_1544850505728356_2232273518545008334_n
  • And just last weekend, We had a great time showing off our bunnies & chicks at Grayson LandCare’s  Save Green Exposmcomposite_low_res

Can’t wait to see what next year holds for Moon Shadow Farm VA!