Upcoming Events


The 2018  Bedlam Farm Open House is Columbus Day Weekend,  Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 11AM – 4PM.

At this years Bedlam Farm Open House there will be…

An Art Show in my School House Gallery, Sheep herding with Jon and Red and  Fate (kinda).   Visits with the donkeys and other animals.   Sheep Shearing with our new shearer Liz Lewis.

Also the Sister of The Shawl (the women I take Bellydancing lessons with) are coming back to dance again.

Mary Kellogg and Jackie Thorne are both working on new poetry books and they’ll be there too.

The kids from the   RISSE Bedlam Farm Warriors (the soccer team) will be coming and so will some of the residents from The Mansion.

I’ll be selling copies of  “Tales From The Mansion”, the book of stories from some of the people who live a The Mansion that Jon helped compile.   It has some of Jon’s photos in it and he’ll be happy to sign it and any of this other books.  I’ll be selling Jon’s latest book “Talking To Animals” and a selection of his other books too.   The books I don’t have, you can get from Connie at Battenkill Books, just five minutes away in town.

Here are the artist who will be showing and selling their work in my School House Gallery….

Carol Law Conklin pulling one of her new Batiks from the dye bucket

Batik artist, Carol Law Conklin has become a regular in my School House Gallery. And I’m so happy to have her back again.  It’s always great to have Carol in the Gallery for the weekend.  She loves to talk about and answer questions about her work and her life as a farmer.

Carols makes her work available in  many different forms.  She reproduces her original Batiks onto so many different items, as well as selling the originals,  there’s a way for almost anyone to own and enjoy a piece of Carol’s art.

You can see  Carol’s  work including her original batiks here on her website Amity Farm Batiks.


One of  Suzy’s new  Shawl’s

Like last October, Suzy Fatzinger will have her spinning wheel at the Bedlam Farm Open House demonstrating one part of the long process of how she creates.

Some of Suzy’s wool comes from her own goats and bunnies, but she’s always experimenting and combining wool from many sources.  She’s making shawls for  the Open House as I write this.

The Tops of Pincushions that Jane is making for the Open House

Jane McMillen and her soft sculpture Pin Cushions are coming back to the Open House.  Jane told me she’s working on some new pincushions just fo this years  Open House.   As soon as I get a photo of them I’ll post them.  You can read about about Jane and her work here on her blog Little House Home Arts. 

By Abrah Griggs

Abrah Griggs  know insects.  She’s captures them and their personalities in her drawings.  She’s a wonderful artist with a great sense of humor.  You can see more of her work on her blog In My Nature.

Bee Cup By Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a local artist who makes mostly ceramic cups.  But she also grows and sells flowers and gathers greens to make wreathes from them for the holidays.  She sells all her work locally.  All that she does can be seen in the original designs she creates with her ceramics.

By Sara Kelly

Once again I’ll have original paintings and prints by Sara Kelly.  Her work, often based on nature is down to earth and mystical at the same time.  Sara is also a graphic designer and helps me and Jon create our business cards and post cards.  You can see all her work on her website Sara Kelly Graphics and Design.

I don’t have a photo of Paula Bogden’s work yet, but I will soon.  She’s another artist in the Open House. She’s a wonderful photographer and collage artist.


Bedlam Farm is located 5 minutes north of the Town of Cambridge  at 2502 State Route 22 Cambridge NY 12816.   You can email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

While you’re here, visit the town of Cambridge NY, just 5 minutes away there are some special things going on in town.   You can visit Connie and Marilyn at Battenkill Books     You can stop into the Round House Cafe for breakfast, lunch or coffee and baked goods. And  don’t miss Heather at the bead shop, Over the Moon Beads,  where she sell her wonderfully colorful socks and other magical things.  There’s also a new brewery in town.  The Argyle Brewery is in the old Train Depot building  on Main Street.

You can visit   The Valley Artisan’s Market    right on Main Street  (In the Hubbard Hall Building).

Also visit Jacks Out Back Antiques and the other Antique shops in the same building.  You can also have breakfast or lunch at Country Girls Diner  and dinner at Salvano’s on Main Street and get good food and snacks at the Cambridge Co-op.  It’s all within a few blocks, easy walking.

There’s plenty of places to stay nearby from B&B’s to hotels.

Here’s some of them.

Motel Cambridge
51 South Park St
Off Route 22
Cambridge NY 12816


1847 Guest House
Cambridge NY
518 677-3427

Bunker Hill Inn
412 Bunker Hill Road,
Salem, New York 12865
(518) 854-9339
E Mail: [email protected]

The Laughing Rabbit
60 Dickensen Road
Buskirk, New York 12028

518 686-0175
(Dot and David will take good care of you)

Hopkins House Farm B&B
Hopkins House Farm
6603 State Route 22
Salem, NY 12865

(Say hi to Charlie and Aggie,
the Inn Keepers, for me)

Redgate Lodging
72 Redgate Lane
Shushan, NY 12873
(518) 854 – 7350

Black Creek Farm House Inn
Jill Fronhofer
1084 Country Rte 30
Salem, NY  12865
Phone: 518.854.7620
[email protected]

The Kings Inn
575 Burton Road
Greenwich, NY 12834

Eddington House Inn
Bennington, VT

Lake Lauderdale Campground
Rt 61 Cambridge NY
518 677-8855

Battenkill River Sports and Camping
935 State Route 313
Cambridge NY
518 677-8868

Log Village and Grist Mill Campground
5499 County Route 30
Granville, NY 12832

White Oak House
5 Eddy Road
Buskirk, NY 12028
(518) 686-7514
[email protected]


All the camp grounds have rustic cabins and or yurts
to stay in as well as camping.

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Lodging
A list of places to stay in nearby Greenwich and Salem