Sunday, July 19, 2020

** The Homegrown String Band™ - Candy Man - Live! **

The Homegrown String Band™ Live! from the Henhouse!

July 17, 2020 - A Social Distance Concert

Monday, July 13, 2020

This Thursday July 16th at 7pm The Homegrown String Band™ will presenting a "Zoom" show sponsored by The Greenville Lake Public Library.

For more info contact the library 


Friday, April 24, 2020

The Homegrown String Band Live in The Henhouse 4/20

Here's a short video we recorded a few weeks back in our living room. We will try to get some better quality video up soon, but even more we are hoping to be out playing live again. Take care, be safe, be smart, hope to see you soon!

- "Rooster" Rick and the Cacklin' Hens

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Our New CD is Available Now! Only $12 - Free Shipping!

Party in the Henhouse: Field Recordings Volume II

Nashville Blues
Waiting for a Train
Darling Cory
Party in the Henhouse
Twa Sisters
Already Home
The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
Wild Northland
Barbara Allen
The Elfin Knight
Mojo Clark
Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar

These live unedited stereo recordings were made with Audacity open source software, a Macbook, and two Audio Technica 4033 microphones, set up in an xy pattern in our living room. The end result is a reasonable facsimile of a Homegrown String Band™ live performances or radio show; minus the chatter : ) We hope you enjoy the show, warts and all.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

- Barbara Allen - The Homegrown String Band - Live! -

Barbara Allen, a cut from our new CD "Party in the Henhouse"
Available Early April 2020!

Recorded Live! at The Henhouse - Rocky Point, NY  - March 2020         

Click Here to Buy Your Copy Now!      

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sugar Time 2020

I guess I didn't post a blog entry about my backyard maple sugaring last year (2019). It was another early year, once again I tapped my trees in January and was done by early March. I boiled sap on three very cold days and ended up with  2 1/4 gallons of syrup.

Day 1: This year, my eighth year of backyard maple sugaring, it seemed like winter was never going to get here. I tapped six trees on Friday February 21st, but because of rainy and windy weather, I didn't get out to boil until Monday March 2nd. By then I had about forty gallons of sap collected. I managed to boil down 35 gallons of sap (a new PR) to make 3 1/2 quarts of syrup (also a PR) in eleven hours of fun filled (read back breaking) maple sugaring. I may be getting too old for this. I think two days of boiling will be enough for me this year.

Day 2: Sunday March, 8 Today I boiled down 25 gallons of sap to make a little more than a half gallon of syrup, then I pulled my taps. I only wanted to spend two days boiling this year, turns that's all the sap I got any way. We didn't have very many cold nights this winter. I could have tapped my trees a week earlier and gotten another day in I guess. Total this year one gallon plus three and a half pints of syrup.

2018 Maple Sugaring Blog

2017 Maple Sugaring Blog

2016 Maple Sugaring Blog

2015 Maple Sugaring Blog

2014 Maple Sugaring Blog

2013 Maple Sugaring Blog