2017 Silent Auction Items

To all of our silent auction donors:  Thank You!

One Night Stay at House in the Woods - Woods Room

Fresh air and peace - Woods Room

House in the Woods is secluded and close to most of what you want! Five minutes from ECSU; 15 from UConn; 5 minutes from shopping; half hour from Mark Twain House. And much more. Still...once down the driveway, you are secluded – surrounded by trees and pond. Listing includes 1 bedroom, 1 bath; for more rooms, see Lake Room - Fresh Air and Peace, and Main Floor - Fresh Air and Peace.

Donors: Terry & Judy Wollen

Wild for Horses: Posters & Collectible Cards Featuring 50 Amazing Horses

This one-of-a-kind book of horse posters and flash cards is packed with stunning images and essential information. Two dozen posters of all-time favorite breeds like Arabian, Shetland Pony, and Lipizzan show off the beauty of these majestic creatures, and kids can show them off, too: these pull-out pages are ready to hang on a bedroom wall, with two additional 12 x 30 posters that capture horses’ grandeur. Finally, each of the 24 punch-out flash cards include a pocketsize photo and fun facts. With both magnificent, ready-to-hang images and portable breed profiles, this unique package offers total immersion for horse-loving kids.

Donor: Richard Blaney

Audrey Marie Brown "Freedom" Watercolor Print

Donor: Richard Blaney

Texas Longhorn Stuffed Animal

Donor: Anneke Jakes

Poultry Breeds Book





North Ronaldsay Wool Vest

Home Grown Groceries 

Donor: Marjory Wildcraft Media, Home Grown Food Summit

400 Years of Log Fences book

Pseudo Pompous Digital Print

Blue Cupcake Cathedral, 2011 Digital Illustration by Amy D. Herzel

From the artist:

"As an artist I work in both drawing and digital mediums. My digital work at times is explicit in its political overtones.  As a printmaker I see in layers, thus the digital medium allows me to compose multiple layers like a visual fugue.  For me the beauty in the image is the alchemy of harmony where each image has a voice, but the alternative image created by their intersection creates a greater truth.   This process also reflects the way of harmonious nature and the essential goal of all my work. My micro drawings are more like raw form organisms.  These drawings are created through spontaneous meditations and make corporeal the crystallization of an experience. Each drawing begins with contemplation perhaps upon motherhood, sexuality, memory, or age and I allow the drawing to build itself through the focus on individual shapes and overlapping patterns.  What is realized at the completion of each drawing is both the minutia of process and the carcass or shelter of an understanding." Signed digital print with mat. 4.5 x 6.5

Donor: Gabrielle Gordon

Happy Henz Mealworm Frenzy


Handknit Wool Cowl by Stillwater Designs

Beautiful cowl hand knit  from 2 ply Border Leicester Lambswool yarn from Seldom Seen Farm in Chepachet, RI. Original design. 

Donor: Pam Sluter



Rodales Annual Garden

This authoritative guide to creating a beautiful garden full of annuals, suitable for even the novice gardener, provides advice on growing more than 368 different plants, flowers, and vegetables and includes practical suggestions for planning an annual garden.

The New Livestock Farmer

Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer

How can anyone from a backyard hobbyist to a large-scale rancher go about raising and selling ethically produced meats directly to consumers, restaurants, and butcher shops? With the rising consumer interest in grass-fed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats, how can farmers most effectively tap into those markets and become more profitable? The regulations and logistics can be daunting enough to turn away most would-be livestock farmers, and finding and keeping their customers challenges the rest.

Happy Henz Gift Set

  • Absorbent Products Fresh Coop – 7 lb
  • Chubby Pet Mealworms – 8 oz
  • Happy Hen Treats Ceramic Nest Eggs
  • Leg Bands
  • Pecks & treats
  • Meal worms – 5 lb
  • Meal worms – 30 oz
  • Meal worms – 3.5 oz
  • Antibacterial hand wipes

Animal Predators

Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers how to prevent their livestock, poultry, and pets from becoming prey. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you’ll be able to interpret the potential threats surrounding your home.

Heritage Poultry Wrapping Paper

Donor: Ryan Walker


Farm Gift Basket



One 2 ½ lb. bag of Thorvin Soluble Kelp Powder

This bag will cover 4 acres. A high quality dehydrated seaweed extract, Soluble Kelp Powder from Thorvin is an exceptional nutrient source for plant growth and vigor. Derived from nutrient-rich Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed, simply dilute with water and spray on plants, run through irrigation, or use as a transplant dip. Reconstitute Soluble Kelp Powder by dissolving ten ounces into one gallon of water. Mix well, and then further dilute by adding enough water to cover an acre. Thorvin’s Soluble Kelp Powder is excellent for pastures as a complex trace mineral and phytonutrient profile for living soils and healthy plants.

Donor: Thorvin, Inc

Wedgewood Jasperware Vase


Donor: Gabrielle Gordon

3 lb. bag of Thorvin for Animals

Thorvin for Animals, a granular product, is the #1 natural trace mineral supplement for supporting optimal livestock health.  As nature’s most complete source of bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and beneficial phytonutrients, it delivers a range of stress‐relieving benefits to all types of livestock. Thorvin works by filling in micronutrient deficiencies and helps support digestive, reproductive, and immune function. Benefits vary by species and nutritional needs. Certified 100% Organic and OMRI Listed®.  All-Natural – 100% natural; no additives – just the way nature intended.

Donor: Thorvin, Inc

Painted Metal Signs

Donor: Alison Martin



Wool Yarn

Donor: Gabrielle Gordon



Schleich-s "Farm World" Heritage Breed Figurines - Set

The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950s and created comic figurines like Snoopy and the Smurfs. Since the early 1980's They added animal figurines and extended this area. The animal play worlds created over the years are a true reflection of nature on a smaller scale. The design and creation of the products are done in house which enables them to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product.

The set includes a Clydesdale gelding, Shropshire sheep, Texas Longhorn cow, Lippizaner mare, Dorset Horn ram, and a hay bale.

Donor: Schleich-s








Schleich-s "Farm World" Heritage Breed Figurines - Individual Pieces

7 Individual Schleich-s "Farm World" figurines will also be auctioned off separately

  Texas Longhorn Cow Lippizaner mare Shropshire sheep
Mustang stallion Dorset Horn ram Clydesdale gelding Hay bale

Handmade Chicken Earrings

Donor: Michele Brane

Navajo-Churro Wool Spirit Bag

The SPIRIT BAG is entirely Navajo-Churro wool felt and comfortably cushions a bottle of wine, champagne or other spirits.  Your bottle is kept chilled in its special wrapping.  Every Spirit Bag is tied with hand-dyed Navajo-Churro yarn.  Like all Lana Dura bags, these are hand-washable.

Another possibility: put a cut-off soda bottle inside and, voila: a flower vase!  

Donor: Minna White, Lana Dura, Land & Lamb Co.

The Livestock Conservancy T-Shirt 

Special color! Not available anywhere.

Donor: the Conservancy


A Field of Horses: The World of Marshall P. Hawkins

The late Marshall Hawkins is the undisputed dean of American equine sporting photography. His images provide an artful historical record of the personalities, the horses, and the sporting terrain of the latter half of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious, his compositions flawless, and his landscapes often moody and dramatic. The accompanying text by James L. Young, MFH is literate, stylish, and instructive, providing a perfect counterpoint to the photographer's art.

Donor: Gabrielle Gordon, Cleveland Bay Horse Society


Cleveland Bay Horses - Anthony Dent

Donor: Gabrielle Gordon, Cleveland Bay Horse Society

Sheep Dish

Donor: Michele Brane


Rooster Rug

Donor: Candace Poutre


The Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition


Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals

Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Donor: Temple Grandin


Dall Sheep Photograph

Donor: Candace Poutre


RARE - ALBC T-shirt (XL)

Donor: Michele Brane

Feed-O-Matic Poultry Feeder

Feed the flock indoors or out with this rodent and songbird resistant feeder. Clever, foot-activated door quickly opens when a bird approaches the feeding trough and closes again when not in use.Reduce waste and spoilage while ensuring only your birds are able to access the feed.

Donor: Premier 1

Quick Clean Bucket Waterer (5 gallon & green)

Donor: Premier 1

Saturn Yellow Feeder 3lb

Use these feeders for small to mid-size flocks.

Donor: Premier 1

Quick Clean Waterer (with legs), 3 gal

Used for watering poultry, including waterfowl. Waterer stands up and out of the bedding to reduce soiling.

Donor: Premier 1

Game Crate Box

Versatile quail crate carries birds such as pigeons, chukkar, ducks, pheasants, and (of course) quail. Easy open doors and much heavier plastic than other quail crates on the market.

Donor: Premier 1


Old Crowe Farm Bed and Breakfast - One Night Stay

  • A small peaceful farm nestled amidst pecan trees, pastureland, and woodland.
  • Snugly comfortable beds topped with handmade quilts.
  • A ‘made from scratch’ hearty farm breakfast.
  • Rare heritage livestock grazing on fertile pastures.
  • Relaxing country sites and smells.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy a delicious hot country breakfast prepared with our own farm eggs and freshly baked breads.
Stroll around our vegetable gardens, enjoy walking on beautiful, wooded private nature trails, or just relax on the wrap around porch while taking in the peaceful calm of country life. A true respite with a peaceful setting and warm hospitality awaits you! Come relax, savor the views, and enjoy all we have to offer at the Old Crowe Farm.

Donor: Jacqueline & Jim Moyer


and much more!