Thursday, March 1, 2018

We're Starting a Buying Club!

Fresh-From-the-Farm Buying Club

What is a Buying Club?

A buying club is a group of people in the same area who desire locally-grown and responsibly-raised food without toxic, chemical inputs from small, regional farms. Orders of pork, chicken, honey, eggs, and seasonally-available produce are placed and delivered twice a month for pick-up at locations central to a minimum of five participating families.

Individuals willing to host a pick-up location will receive a 5% discount on their orders. The host provides a place and a Buying Club delivery person handles distribution of orders and collection of payments.

Benefits of a Buying Club
  • No membership fees or up-front costs
  • No minimum order requirement
  • No contracts or commitments
  • Join anytime
  • Order only the products you want
  • Real food, grown locally on small, family farms
  • Pickup fresh-from-the-farm products in convenient locations  

If you are interested in participating in the Fresh-from-the-Farm Buying Club, 
please request inclusion on our distribution email list by sending your request
to:  We will send you additional information
about the process and the foods we will be growing/raising this season.

Jan and Charlie Ansell
Wings of Dawn Farm
Alamance County  Liberty, NC

Saturday, July 2, 2016

New arrivals

Three American Guinea Hogs have joined our collection of farm animals. They are about 3 months old.
Arrival day. The little piggies are a bit shy so they're hiding in the back of the feed room. This is their temporary home while they are trained to the electric wire we use for fencing on pasture.
Day two. They've moved closer to the front and the gate. How quickly they learn the direction from which food arrives!
Training over and they've moved out to pasture. Happy little piggies!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sofie and the Barred Rock

Sofie, our Akbash livestock guardian dog, visited the young flock of Barred Rock pullets (and a few cockerells) this morning.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Our baskets are running over with the bounty of the farm. It's harvest time!
Cucumbers, tomatoes, potatos, green beans, eggs, watermelons--so much it won't all fit in the picture!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Snake Season

Nature's rhythms seem to assure the black snakes will be coming out of hibernation just about the time the farm is full of Spring eggs and baby chicks. This is the second snake we've found and relocated in a week. The first was in a nest box at Hen-a-bago 3, contentedly digesting eggs. I discovered it when I heard the hens raising such a ruckus I had to see what was upsetting them. The snake pictured below was discovered by our livestock guardian dogs as it slithered its way toward a coop full of week-old chicks. Their barking caught our attention and Charlie used his "snake catcher" to hold the snake as we drove it to the woods on the other side of the farm and released it to hunt something other than our next layer flock.

This black rat snake was looking for a meal. We appreciate the rodents these snakes eat but we prefer not to have them eating the eggs or young chicks. So we gave this one a ride to another location on the farm.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

More Chicks

A broody hen will sit on any eggs no matter the breed or even the species. This white rock has hatched out some New Hampshire Reds.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chilly Morning

And Mama Hen is hard at work under the heat lamps giving a little extra boost of warm comfort to the 9-day old chicks.
See the 2 little chick heads sticking out from under the Mama Hen? There is another chick on her back.