The next Bedlam Farm Open House, The Art of Rural Life will be the weekend of June 25th and 26th. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The art of rural life will be on display at the farm. That means art in my School House Gallery but also Jim McRae will be shearing the sheep and Ken Norman, our farrier, will be trimming the equines hooves. Artist and Farmer, Ed Gulley is going to milking one of his cows. And of course, sheep herding with Jon, Red and Fate.
Chloe, Fanny and Lulu will also be receiving carrots and brushing’s throughout the weekend.
Farmer Joshua Rockwood will give a talk and Dr Jen Baker Porazinski will talk about being a doctor in rural Washington County. Artist Rachel Barlow will be working on her drawings throughout the weekend. Lisa Carrino, part owner of the Round House Bakery will talk about the art of baking and hopefully have some baked goods on hand.
We’ll have poetry too. Mary Kellogg is writing some new poem for the Open House and Tom Atkins writes a poem a day. You can see all his work, poetry, prose, photography and painting on his blog Quarry House. And Jackie Thorne will also be reading her poetry and selling her new poetry book. Jackie is a writer, painter and photographer and her blog is Creative Journeywoman.
We’ll be posting a schedule for these events closer to the dates of the Open House.
Throughout the weekend there will be the art show in my School House Gallery. This June I’ll be showing and selling the work of eight artists including myself.
Rachel Barlow has recently found her calling in watercolors. She’s been drawing and writing her whole life, but her paintings have pulled her into the life of an artist in a new way. You can see more of her work and read all about her on her blog Picking My Battles
Carol Law Conklin is an artist and retired Dairy Farmer. She started making her batiks again after she and her husband sold their farm some years ago. Her work is based on animals, nature and myth. She sell her original batiks as well as reproducing them on fabric and trivets and scarves making them functional art. You can see more of her art on her website Amity Farm Batik.
Debbie Glessner is a photographer who showed her photography at the Open House last year. This year she’s she’ll be showing and selling her earrings. Debbie’s earring are elegant and sparkly. Debbie is the kind of person who does many different things and all of them with an eye to perfection.
Ed Gulley will be back again with his “Junk Art” a farmer all his life, Ed has been making art for years in between tending to his Dairy Farm with his wife Carol. Ed’s sculpture is made from found objects. Mostly what he has around the farm or what people bring him. . Ed and Carol Gulley have a blog Bejosh Farm Journal where you can see Ed’s latest creation and read about what’s going on around the farm.
While you’re here, visit the town of Cambridge NY, just 5 minutes away. You can visit Connie and Marilyn at Battenkill Books . Have Breakfast, Lunch or coffee and dessert at the Round House Cafe. Visit the Cambridge Artisian Market and Hubbard Hall Store. Don’t miss Heather at the bead shop, Over the Moon Beads, which sells more than just beads (I love her chakra candles myself). And all the Antique shops .
And if you like Consignment shopping don’t forget to visit Nikki and Vicky at NV Unique Boutique and Consignments, just down the street from Jacks Out Back Antiques. You can also have breakfast or lunch at Country Girls Diner on Main Street and get good food and snacks at the Cambridge Co-op.
Jacks Out Back is just one of the many antique stores and Galleries on Main Street….
And NV is just one of the Consignment shops.
There’s plenty of places to stay nearby from B&B’s to hotels. There’s also some room available at Pompanuck Farm owned by Scott and Lisa Carrino, who own the Round House Cafe.
Here’s some more places to stay nearby:
1847 Guest House
20 East Main B&B
Main St Cambridge
The Laughing Rabbit
60 Dickensen Road
Buskirk, New York 12028
(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)
72 Redgate Lane
Shushan, NY 12873
(518) 854 – 7350
Black Creek Farm House Inn
1084 Country Rte 30
Salem, NY 12865
Eddington House Inn
White Oak House
5 Eddy Road
Buskirk, NY 12028
All the camp grounds have rustic cabins and or yurts
to stay in as well as camping.