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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Open House

Christmas Open House at the Cricket's Nest is today--October 30, 2010.
Christmas is a special time at the Cricket's Nest with hundreds of crafts for the season. A Christmas gift that is handmade can be very special. Also, mark your calendars for Santa Claus' visit to the shop on December 4, 2010 (11am to 1pm).
Several one of a kind Buffalo Gal's Soap gift baskets are available at the Cricket's Nest this year!

Friday, October 29, 2010

SciWorks Harvest Fest

Don’t miss this annual event! They’ll have hayrides, FREE Pony Rides with Cash Lovell Stables and Riding Academy (noon – 2pm), make-and-take craft activities, the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club, animal interviews, science demonstrations and more! Wear your Halloween costume! SciWorks 400 Hanes Mill Road Winston-Salem NC 27105 Saturday, October 30th 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Blacksmithing Demo

Watch the costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces.
All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in. High Point Museum 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point NC 27262 Saturday,November 6th 10:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday,November 7th 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holly Jolly Craft Show

The Holly Jolly Craft Show will take place November 12th & 13th in the South Fork Community Center Ballroom (indoors).
A good 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!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rabies Vaccination Clinic - Forsyth County

On Saturday, October 30, there will be a Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats only that are 3 months of age or older. All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. The clinic will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in the Cattle Barn in Winston-Salem from 11AM until 3PM. Enter at Gate #9 on 27th Street. For more information, call 336.703.3110. The fee is $5 (cash only).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Green 'N' Growing

4-H and Home Demonstration, dating from the early twentieth century, were established to instruct children and women in agricultural practice and home economics. Land grant universities, like North Carolina State University, with the support of the United States Department of Agriculture, ran Agricultural Extension Services (later renamed Cooperative Extension Service), which administered 4-H clubs and Home Demonstration programs. The site presents thousands of images and textual materials that document the history of 4-H and Home Demonstration in North Carolina from the 1900s to the 1970s. Users will also find a timeline of events, a collection of original historical essays, an annotated bibliography, and guides for primary resources held by the North Carolina State University Special Collections Research Center.

Learn more on the Green 'N' Growing website...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Taste Carolina Wine Festival

The same organizers with the Annual North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park are pleased to announce the return of another popular wine festival in the Triad area. The 8th Annual Taste Carolina Wine Festival has been an April event in the past, but at the request of the wineries has become an annual fall event. This is the perfect time for a wine festival, now that harvest is over and the weather is cooler. It's also another great opportunity to meet winemakers, vineyard owners, and taste and compare offerings from 17 North Carolina wineries, all in one place and on one day. The current lineup of the 17 wineries that have committed to be present and provide samplings are: Autumn Creek Vineyards, Cellar 4201 Vineyards, Chateau Laurinda, Duplin Winery, Grove Winery, Lumina Winery, Native Vines Winery, Raintree Cellars, Rocky River Vineyards, Shadow Springs Vineyards, Slightly Askew Winery, Southern Charm Winery, Stonefield Cellars, Stony Mountain Vineyards, Thistle Meadow Winery, Weathervane Winery and Woodmill Winery. There will be music throughout the day from The Fairlanes, and Caleb Caudle & The Bayonets. There will also be a wide variety of crafters and displays. Receive a commemorative tasting glass when you come through the gate and get ready to sip and swirl from all 17 wineries. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For more information visit

Friday, October 22, 2010

Olivet Moravian Bazaar

Join us at Olivet Moravian Church on Saturday, November 6th for their annual Craft Bazaar.
We'll be there 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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Local storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown treats families to ghostly tales of spine-tingling spookiness in Blandwood’s front parlor. This is one of the rare opportunities to enjoy the mansion's interior at night. Space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Seating is on the floor and first come is first served. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Stories are school age appropriate. Saturday, October 23, 2010 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Blandwood 447 West Washington Street Greensboro NC 27401

Yadkin Valley Wine Tours

Yadkin Valley Wine Tours is offering "relax and learn" tours of the wineries in the Yadkin Valley, North Carolina's first designated American Vitcultural Area (AVA). Sign up for a full day tour that includes transportation aboard a luxury motorcoach, wine tasting, lunch and a short course on wine, complete with great tips and some interesting history on the state's wine industry. October 23: Fall Colors Tour: Laurel Gray, Shadow Springs, Buck Shoals November 27: Thanksgiving Wine Tour: Flint Hill, Cellar 4201, Divine Llama December 18: Christmas Wine Tour: Vineyards of Surry County January 15: Winter Wine Tour: Southern Gateway Wineries February 12: Valentines Wine Tour: Shallowford Trail March 20: St. Patrick's Wine Tour: Wagon Wine Tour of Swan Creek You can make your reservations and inquiries by calling 336-793-4488 or 336-946-0333. For more information visit

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goats R Us 4H Club

Youth ages 5-19 who are interested in goats should check out the Stokes County 4-H Goats R Us Club!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas By Lamplight

Experience the warmth of a rural turn of the 20th century Christmas. Music and food of the era will be featured. Reservations necessary for this one hour program. Reservations must be made for one of the following times on November 30th: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m., or 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fee charged: Adults: $8.00, Children ages 6 - 12: $5.00. This is not a program recommended for children under 6 years of age. The site will begin accepting reservations October 18th, not before. For further information, call 336/325/2298. Horne Creek Farm 308 Horne Creek Farm Road Pinnacle, N.C. 27043 Phone: (336) 325-2298 Fax: (336) 325-3150 Email:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pickin for Paws!!

Pickin for Paws!! October 23rd 2010 FEATURING TONY RICE! Mr. Rice LOVES animals as much as we do and loved the idea of doing a bluegrass music event to support the Humane Society's efforts! In a joint effort between Stokes County Humane Society and the Rockingham Welfare for Animals program will be hosting an evening of bluegrass music! Martin Guitar has generously donated a 175th Anniversiry Limited Edition (made in 2008 to celebrate their 175th year) Martin guitar to be raffled as a fundraiser. This limited edition item will be signed by Mr. Tony Rice. Tickets to the event and the signed instrument will be coming out soon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mature Does For Sale

We are offering the following mature does exposed to some of our bucks for sale during the months of October and November only. These does should begin kidding January 1, 2011: 4 Fun VW - $400 Bred to Dude beginning 7/31 Raphaela - $350 Bred to Dude beginning 7/31 Annie - $250 Bred to Chestnut beginning 7/31 *(Annie has only one functioning teat, must supplement kids if she has more than two.) Danielle - $350 Bred to Dude beginning 7/31 Chloe - $350 Bred to Dude beginning 7/31 Rosemary - $350 Bred to CarsonCity 7/31- 8/1 & Dude beginning 8/16 Blue- $350 Bred to CarsonCity 7/31 - 8/1 & Dude beginning 8/16 Brown- $350 Bred to CarsonCity 7/31 - 8/1 & Dude beginning 8/16 Christine- $350 Bred to CarsonCity 7/31 - 8/1 & Dude beginning 8/16 (We make no guarantees that the does are bred, but all does and bucks (except Christine) are proven.) Pictures and additional info about the does are available on the Senior Does & Senior Does-More pages of our website.
Contact us for more information: 336-969-5698 or There is NO shipping on goats. Goats must be picked up on our farm in Germanton, NC.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Putting Small Acreage to Work

Putting Small Acreage to Work October 30th, 2010 @ 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM Asheboro, NC Are you looking for new ways to make a living or supplement your income on your land? The Randolph County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension invites current and potential farmers to the 2010 Putting Small Acreage to Work class. The event will begin the Cooperative Extension office (112 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro) and will include a trip to Kildee Farm in Ramseur. The following topics will be addressed: using drip irrigation and plastic mulch to grow vegetables or strawberries; basics of raising cattle, goats, and hogs; and marketing through social media. Instructors will include Cooperative Extension Agents Amy-Lynn Albertson and Adam Ross, Cooperative Extension Specialists Garry Grabow and Chris Gunter, farmer Michael Beal, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services Regional Agronomist David Dycus, and a representative of Johnson and Company Irrigation. Pre-registration and a fee of $10 (lunch included) are due by Wednesday, Oct. 27. Checks, made out to NC Cooperative Extension – Randolph County, can be sent to 112 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC, 27203. For accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Mary Helen Ferguson at 336-318-6000 (phone), 336-318-6011 (FAX),, or in person, no later than ten business days before the event. The use of brand names in this publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of the products or services named nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Event Location 112 W. Walker Ave. Asheboro, NC 27203 Contact Mary Helen Ferguson at (336) 318-6000 Event Sponsor NC Cooperative Extension, Johnson and Co. Irrigation, Kildee Farm, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Monday, October 11, 2010

2010 Fall Agritourism Tour

The Southeastern Agritourism Association is pleased to present the 2010 Fall Agritourism Tour on October 21, 2010. Johnston County will be the primary focus for this year’s tour. Participants will meet at 9:00 am at the Johnston County Agriculture Center (2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577) for registration and instructions. Space is limited so please register by October 15th by contacting Elizabeth Wilson at or 919-989-5380. Registration is $20.00 per person, which includes lunch and transportation. 9:00 am – 9:45 am ~ Registration and loading of vans at the Johnston County Agriculture Center 9:45 am – 10:00 am ~ Travel to Lazy O Farms 10:00 am – 11:00 am ~ Tour of Lazy O Farms - Hayrides, petting zoo, millet maze 11:00 am – 11:15 am ~ Travel to the Johnston County Livestock Arena 11:15 am – 12:15 pm ~ Lunch at the Johnston County Livestock Arena - Welcome to Johnston County from the Johnston County Visitors Bureau 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm ~ Travel to Smith’s Nursery, Inc. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ~ Tour of Smith’s Nursery, Inc. - Door stop market, plant nursery, goat walk 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ~ Travel to Clayton Fear Farm 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ~ Tour of Clayton Fear Farm - Corn maze, haunted attractions, pumpkin patch 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ~ Travel to Tobacco Farm Life Museum 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ~ Tour of Tobacco Farm Life Museum - Historic buildings, artifacts, theater 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm ~ Travel back to Johnston County Agriculture Center

Sunday, October 10, 2010

GO EXPO a Success!

In case you missed it... Buffalo Gal's Soap was at the GO Expo in Winston-Salem. We were in the Go Bloom section along with other local farmers. A follow-up from Forsyth County Cooperative Extension... GO EXPO a Success! by Wendi Hartup As part of this past Saturday’s GO EXPO, Cooperative Extension had a giant section called GO BLOOM. We offered displays of ways you could green your garden by learning how to make your yard a more sustainable and fruitful environment. There were signs up for the Local 10 Percent campaign – a move to keep more of our grocery dollars here in North Carolina. Forsyth County Master Gardeners were available to offer gardening tips and folks were able to browse displays of products and services about composting, conserving water, community gardening, growing and preserving food, sustainable landscaping and more. For a link to all of the publications offered during the GO EXPO, please go to

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Orange Eucalyptus

Announcing another new goat's milk soap from Buffalo Gal's!

Orange Eucalyptus is a citrus scented gentle scrubbing soap with dried eucalyptus leaves and orange and eucalyptus essential oils. This variety is currently only available at the farm, on our website or at Krankies Farmers Market.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Music For Mutts

The 4th Annual Music For Mutts will be held on Saturday, October 16, from 12 noon until 4PM in Central Park in King, NC. This is a fundraiser event for Animal Rescue of Stokes County. Music will be provided by Taylor Vaden Band and Rainjacket. From 2 - 4PM, you will be able to meet Susie from "Susie's Law". Food will be provided by the Chestnut Grove Ruritan Club. Other events will be a microchip clinic, inflatable and face painting, live auction, pet contests, and horse cart rides. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Piedmont Land Conservancy Land Jam 2010

Don't miss this exciting musical event featuring music by Steep Canyon Rangers and Amelia's Mechanics Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Carolina Theatre (Greensboro) located at 310 S. Greene Street, 8:00 pm Tickets are just $20. Proceeds benefit land conservation in the Piedmont. Piedmont Land Conservancy's mission is to permanently protect important lands to conserve our region's rivers and streams, natural and scenic areas, wildlife habitat, and farmland that make the Piedmont a healthy and vibrant place to live, work, and visit for present and future generations. For more information visit

Growing Grapes

On Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Carver School Road Branch Library, Forsyth Extension Master Gardener Volunteer and Landscape Designer, Marcia Wood will present a 1 to 1 1/2 hour presentation on Growing Grapes in the Landscape as part of a Series of Home and Garden programs for the Fall 2010 Season. The Master Gardener Volunteers and Extension Agents will be presenting 28 programs in the 10 county libraries. The speakers are presenting 16 different topics that are timely for local gardeners. Home grown fruit, especially grapes, are so much better when you pick them fresh from your own vines. Find out how to grow them in your home garden. Preparing the soil, amendments like fertilizer, how many vines you need, pruning, and harvesting are all discussed with this program. Event Location Carver School Road Library 4915 Lansing Drive Winston-Salem, NC Contact Craig Mauney at (336) 703-2868

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn Leaves Festival

The Autumn Leaves Festival showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown Mt. Airy stage; the unique arts & crafts of more than 170 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations; then there is "Food for the Soul", ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups. This year's festival will be held in Downtown Mount Airy on Friday, October 8th (9am-9pm), Saturday, October 9th (9am-9pm) and Sunday, October 10th 12pm-6pm)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Try Something New

Come stock up on Buffalo Gal's Goats Milk Soap during "Try Something New" day at Krankies Farmers Market (Tuesday, October 5th)! Try something new and sign up for a KFM Market bag at the Simple Kneads tent.
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 follow Krankies Farmers Market on Facebook

Monday, October 4, 2010

19th Annual Cornshucking Frolic

October 16, 2010 (10am-5pm) A traditional rural frolic featuring the harvesting, shucking, shelling, and grinding of corn. Cider making, quilting, cooking, woodworking, wagon rides, curing tobacco, children's games, natural dyeing, dancing, and traditional music featured. A variety of craft demonstrations also featured. Wonderful products and gifts available at our Country Store. $3.00 donation requested for admission. Fee charged for food and drinks and some craft activities. For further information, call 336/325/2298. Horne Creek Farm 308 Horne Creek Farm Road Pinnacle, N.C. 27043 Phone: (336) 325-2298 Fax: (336) 325-3150 Email:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Harvest Festival at Shelton Vineyards

During the Harvest Festival, there will be hand crafted items available for purchase. Pumpkins and locally grown produce also available to purchase. Live bluegrass music can be enjoyed both days. Grape stomping, face painting are a few of the various activities we have planned. We will also feature Hay Rides through the vineyard. There will also be an antique tractor competition. Shelton Vineyards 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson NC 27017 Saturday, October 9, 2010 (10am - 6pm) Sunday, October 10, 2010 (12pm - 6pm)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Goats, Music and More

Goats, Music and More is a festival held in Lewisburg, Tennessee yearly. Starting as a small local festival, it now brings visitors from 50 states and four countries who attend for the music, the goat related products and, of course, the goats themselves. Slated for October 8-10 in 2010, make sure you make your calendar.