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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War

Join the Bennett Place as they celebrate the Christmas holidays during the time of the American Civil War. The Bennett House and farm will be decorated modestly as they would have been done in Piedmont North Carolina during the 1860's. Civilians and Southern soldiers will bring the farm to life with a variety of activities to include the traditional roasting of the Hog's Head. Living history throughout the weekend--December 11 (10 am) through December 12 (3 pm) Bennett Place 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd. Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 383-4345 Email:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Last Day of Krankie Farmer's Market

UPDATE: It's raining too hard for our soap labels this morning and there is lots more rain to come, so we are going to sit the market out today.
You are welcome to come to the farm or order off of our website rain or shine!
Come stock up on Buffalo Gal's Goats Milk Soap at the last day of Krankies Farmers Market (Tuesday, November 30th)!
A huge "thank you" to everyone that has visited the market this year
and supported all of the local farmers! Krankies Farmers Market is held outside Krankies Coffee, on Patterson Ave. between Third and Fourth streets in downtown Winston-Salem on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To find out what is available at the market this week and to learn when the market will start back up next year, follow Krankies Farmers Market on Facebook.
--Visit our website to find out where you can purchase our soap throughout the year!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shop 'Til You Drop

For the family and friends on your holiday gift list who would enjoy handmade, natural soaps stop by the farm or another local store and purchase Buffalo Gal's Soap.
Pre-made and custom gifts sets are available at the farm, contact us for more information or to place your order.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

National Farm City Week

November 16-25 is National Farm-City Week - - - a celebration of the relationships between rural and urban residents. Across North Carolina, the relationship between city life and farm life continues to grow more dynamic. Development is moving closer to farmland, and in many cases it’s replacing farmland. Still, agriculture remains North Carolina’s top industry. It generates more than $74 billion in income and driving the economies of small towns from the mountains to the coast.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rockford General Store

An original old fashioned country general store that has been in operation since 1890. Creaky wooden floors, old fashioned candy jars, hoop cheese, Nehi and Crush soft drinks are just a few old timey items you will discover at the Rockford General Store. Stop by the store to pick up a package for your self guided walking tour. Stroll at your leisure through the Historic Village of Rockford.
Note: They are closed on Mondays/Tuesdays

Monday, November 22, 2010

Candlelight Christmas Tour

Tour a dozen themed trees including two grand fraser firs from the NC mountains; several hundred poinsettias, garland and other unique and beautiful decorations throughout the mansion. The home is illuminated by candlelight and the grounds sparkle with the season. Live holiday music fills the home Shop for Holiday gifts in our gift shop, which offers work by local artists, antiques, plants, wine and unique gifts. Chinqua Penn Plantation 2138 Wentworth Street Reidsville NC 27320 Saturday,November 27th 10:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday,December 4th 10:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday,December 11th 10:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday,December 18th 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Krankies Farmers Market

Enjoy a truly delicious, local Thanksgiving by shopping the pre-Thanksgiving Krankies Farmers Market on Tuesday, November 23rd! Here are a few suggestions of what to make with the local foods.
Don't forget to grab a couple bars of Buffalo Gal's Goats Milk Soap too, so that there will be clean hands at the dinner table. The gift sets would make a great 'thank you' for the cook! Krankies Farmers Market is held outside Krankies Coffee, on Patterson Ave. between Third and Fourth streets in downtown Winston-Salem on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To find out what is available at the market this week and to learn when the market will start back up next year, follow Krankies Farmers Market on Facebook .

Friday, November 19, 2010

CANCELED: Join us at the 'Holiday Gala'

UPDATE: November 26th: Event has been post-poned until the Spring!
You’ve got lots of holiday shopping to do, and you’ve seen enough crowded parking lots and waited in enough lines. Those days are over! Fantasy Photography's Holiday Gala is the perfect girl’s night out—shopping meets fun, meets convenience! Holiday shopping just went from a HEADACHE to a piece of CAKE! Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You'll find something for everyone on your list! Premier Designs Jewelry Scentsy Thirty One Handbags Buffalo Gal’s Goat Milk Soap Dinner Time Chimes Mary Kay Cosmetics and more! With music, refreshments, and an elite collection of vendors to browse, this is the best holiday shopping around! Enter all of our exciting giveaways and stock up on Fantasy Photography gift certificates! Invite your friends on Facebook too! Fantasy Photography: The Studio 3622 NC 8 and 65 Highway Germanton, NC

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Festival of Trees

A collection of 40 fabulously decorated Christmas trees are the highlight of the Festival but you will also find a village full of shops, holiday entertainment, and of course, Santa will be there! Gingerbread houses and celebrity ornaments are available through silent auction, while decorated miniature trees and wreaths can be purchased throughout the weekend. **Benefits Brenner Children's Hospital LJVM Coliseum Complex 2825 University Parkway Winston-Salem NC 27105 Saturday,November 20th 9:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday,November 21st 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's a Girl!

Buffalo Creek Farm is happy to announce the birth of another IMZA Zebu heifer calf today to Sadler Place Anna B and Lazy 5 Ranch Carl weighing in at 29 pounds. Mom, Dad and Baby are doing well and glad the sun is shining today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chicken Stew Cook Off

Saturday, November 20 Stokes- Reynolds Memorial Hospital will host a Chicken Stew Cook Off on the hospital grounds. This is a community-wide event and everyone eats free. Stew must be cooked on site and entrants must cook it with gas. Prizes will be awarded. Those interested in participating as entrants should contact Carol Tilley or Keith Lawson at 593-2831 for more information. The stew should be ready to eat by 3:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

W-S Light Project

Third annual public art presentation using prominent downtown landmarks as the canvas. Six locations between Fourth and Fifth and Cherry and Marshall streets will challenge the viewer to experience new and dynamic ways to view themselves and Winston's urban environment. The individual locations will be sculpted in light and projection and offer a variety of ways for the audience to interface with the work. Tuesday, November 16th 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17th 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Thursday, November 18th 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Friday, November 19th 7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Saturday, November 20th 7:30 pm-11:00 pm

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Come be "Holly Jolly" on Friday & Saturday

The Holly Jolly Craft Show will take place on November 12th & 13th inside the South Fork Community Center Ballroom on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem.
You'll be able to get a head start on your holiday shopping. A variety of crafts will be available from members and friends of the Cricket's Nest.
Friday, 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm. Free Admission.
We will be there selling Buffalo Gal's Soap bars and gift baskets.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 25th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held in Winston-Salem on December 3-5, 2010. INSPIRING KEYNOT'S 50 SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS FORUMS ON COMMUNITY FOOD POLICY LOTS OF NETWORKING FARM AND GARDEN TOURS LOCAL AND ORGANIC MEALS AND RECEPTION
Regular registration ends Wednesday, November 10. Visit to learn more.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mt. Hope Exotic Animal Auction

Took a quick trip up to Ohio for the Mt. Hope Exotic Animal Sale, then stopped and picked up a couple more goats to add to our herd on the way back home.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hope to see you there!

Olivet Moravian Church is hosting their annual Craft Bazaar today--hope to see you there!
We'll be there from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Buffalo Gal's goat's milk soap bars and gift baskets. Our web-nanny will also be joining us with her windchimes.
Olivet Moravian Church 2205 Olivet Church Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Clothing and accessories boutique, independent vendors, art, chicken pies, baked items, farmers market, silent auction, holiday decorations. Breakfast and lunch available.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hands on Goats XI

Bring the family on November 13, 2010 (9am - 3pm) to "Hands On Goats XI" in Smithfield--lots of fun & lots to learn! Presented by Johnston County Goat Producers at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. Demonstrations: Goat milking, Cheese making, Hoof trimming, Goat Skillathon, Laproscopic AI Seminars: Skin diseases, Mastitis, Urinary Calculi/Kidney stones, Sheep & Goat Council Raffle for a Ton of Alfalfa Hay or $300 Door prizes For more information: Angela Allen, Pres 919-965-5976 or Johnston County Extension Agent Dan Wells 919-989-5380.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Faces

Last weekend we visited the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, NC to pick up some new Nubian goats to be added to our herd.

Read more about our trip last year to their award winning farm Connemara Farms Dairy on the blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Girl

Cordovan colored IMZA registered Foundation Pure bottle baby heifer calf. Born 9/28/10 to Sadler Place Bella and Lazy 5 Ranch Carl.
$1000 (Calf taking bottle 2X/Day and eating Calf Starter.) Must Pickup (Zip Code 27019). Call 336.969.5698 8AM - 9PM Only or email. For more information about these cattle, please visit our web site.

Monday, November 1, 2010