The Cottages of Winedale is expanding. The newest addition is the Kardinal Kabin. It was a 1960′s farmhouse and moved from the neighboring farm through two pastures to its new resting place on a pier and beam foundation. See below for a series of the moving pictures. Quite a site to see. We have such a large contingent of cardinals that make our farm home that we felt it was right to honor them with the name of the newest cottage. This cottage is perched atop a small knoll with a wonderful view of the valley and the neighboring farm which is becoming a wildlife area. The renovation is just now beginning and we are shooting to have it completed by the fall 2014 Antique Festival.
Vegetables production included red and yellow onions, garlic, patty pan, butternut and zucchini squash, chard, snow peas, multiple varieties of peppers, lettuce, radishes, and turnips.
After the drought and the pond refilled we stocked channel catfish and fathead minnows. Other new visitors include a 4 foot tall blue heron and numerous turtles. In the evening you may even see some deer quenching their thirst.
We just saw a Pileated Woodpecker which is the kind that was used for the model of Woody Woodpecker. It stood about 18-20′′ tall and was an incredible sight.
For the first time we have seen five ducks at pond but have been unable to identify the type. Kingfishers are also frequenting the area. We surprised a resting coyote one evening when on our way to feed the fish. You never know what God has in store for your visits.