Organic Rabbit Available!

cropped-cukewithlogo11Moon Shadow Farm just added organic-fed rabbit to the Independence Online Farmers Market. Order online and pick up Wednesday, 4-6 pm at the Grayson LandCare office in Independence.  Or contact the farm to make an order and arrange for pick up.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes to whet your appetite.

Buttermilk Fried Rabbit
Buttermilk Fried Rabbit
Italian Style Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms




Rabbit Ragu















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


  • 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!

rosie goat

    • 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!


  • 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!