Upcoming Events

Gus and Lulu

The Next  Bedlam Farm Open House is Columbus Day Weekend,  Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, from 11AM – 4PM.

This Autumns Bedlam Farm Open House will have some of the regulars events and artists and some new ones.

We’ll have an art show in my School House Gallery, Sheep Herding and Donkey visits.   You’ll  also get to meet our new Boston Terrier puppy Gus.

Jim McRae will be here shearing the sheep and Suzy Fatzinger  and Sue Smith will be here spinning wool and  knitting.  Poets Mary Kellogg and Jackie Thorne will be reading new poems (and I’ll be selling their books)  and artist and farmer Ed Gulley will be talking about being both.

On Saturday at 1pm t Sisters of the Shawl,  The same women I’m taking Belly Dancing Lesson from will be performing at the Farm.

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 most, but not all, of the artist’s whose work I’ll be showing and selling  in my School House Gallery.

“Storm Coming” By Rachel Barlow.  This is one of Rachel’s notecards

Vermont artist  Rachel Barlow is back at my School House Gallery with everything from  original water colors to her printed note cards.  Rachel doesn’t stand still when it comes to her work.  I can see the changes and progress from one season to the next.

Rachel paints the world around her and inside of her.   You can see her own emotional landscape present in the landscapes  that she paints whether they’re of her home town of Vermont or as far away as Iceland.

Rachel is also a poignant and humorous writer and cartoonist. You can see more of her work here on her blog Rachel Barlow Art and Illustration.

Mare and Foal, Hand painted silk scarf by Carol Conklin

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.

 

Linda Corrow’s hand woven bird house

Linda Corrow is a new artist to the Bedlam Farm Open House who weaves baskets.   Recently she started making hand-woven bird houses.

Her original design is based on gourd bird houses.  She dyes the opening to the house with cool aid which attracts birds with its color and smell.

In the winter the house can be converted to a bird feeder.  Just clean out the nest (you can hose down the woven house) and lay some paper over the openings in the bottom of the house and fill it with seeds.

By Kitty Farnham

This the Kitty Farnham’s first time in the Bedlam Farm Open House.  Kitty is one of the founding members of Bennington Beledi Tribal Bellydance.  She introduced me to Belly Dancing.  Over the years Kitty has sent me many of her note cards with prints of her original paintings on them.  I’ve saved every one of them.  I’ve wanted Kitty’s work in the Open House for a while, and this year she finally agreed.

Kitty’s paintings are small in size (5″x 5″) but big in content and artistry.  Each small piece holds a world and a story as big as life.

One of Suzy’s Shawls.   The grey wool in it comes from my sheep Griselle.

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.  In the past Suzy has sold fingerless gloves along with shawls.

This years she’s focusing mostly on shawls, so there will  be a nice variety to choose from.

 Flowers Ed Gulley

The Bedlam Farm Open House wouldn’t be the same without artist and farmer, Ed Gulley.  And he’ll be back again this year with his wind chimes and found object sculptures.  But he’s also planning on having a display of his work at Bejosh Farm.  We’re still working out the details, but Ed and his wife Carol are planning on having people visit their farm on Saturday after the Open House.  There you can meet some of the animals you read about on their blog Bejosh Farm Journal and see and buy more of Ed’s Art.

I’ll keep you all updated on the details when I know them.  Until then, you can read and see what it’s like to be an Artist and  Dairy Farmer  here on Ed and Carol’s blog Bejosh Farm Journal.

 

Karen Heenan’s Find Your Tribe Dolls

I’ve been trying to have some of Karen Heenan’s work in the Open House for a while.  It worked once when I sold some of her kids dresses, but every other time something happened to keep  her work from getting here.

So we’re trying it again and I have a feeling this time it’s going to work.  Because I think the Open House really needs Karen’s “Find Your Tribe” dolls.

I find them a wonderful affirmation of women and girls at a time when there can’t be enough of that.   I think these dolls are perfect for little girls, but also great for us women too.

Karen is always  working hard at making her business a success and always coming up with new ways to make that happen.  You can find out more about Karen and see what she’s up to here on her blog  By The Seat Of My Pants.

“The Blue Heron” By Jon Katz

I’ll be selling Jon’s limited Edition Print “The Blue Heron” at the Open House.  You can read more about Jon’s photograph here and here.

Jane McMillen’s Pincushions

Jane McMillen and her soft sculpture Pin Cushions are coming back to the Open House.  Jane told me she’s working on making some Owl pincushions for the Open House.   You can read about about Jane and her work here on her blog Little House Home Arts. 

 

Fabric Necklaces by Kris Gregson Moss

I like having some jewelry at in my School House Gallery and this October Kris Gregson Moss is making some of her beaded fabric necklaces special for the weekend.  Kristy’s necklaces are  organic in design and soft in feeling.  But they stand out, demanding attention, reaching out and pulling the viewer in for a closer look a the intricate details.  Each necklace is an original and unique work of art.

Scarf by Sue Smith

Sue Smith has been weaving, knitting, writing and doing so many other creative things for so many years.  And now she’s going to be selling some of her hand knitted scarves at the Open House.  You may have met Susan last year a the Open House.  She was sitting with Suzy Fatzinger under the canopy in front of the barn knitting.

This October she’ll be back selling her beautiful work.

Some of my work that I’ll be selling at the Open House.

Well, you know all about me, and if you don’t you can read about me and my work right here on my blog.  I’ll have a bunch of Little Window Potholders for sale along with some Ogg Winter Scarves and who knows what else.  I won’t know for sure until a week or so before the Open House…..

And since I just got a shipment of House of Hearts potholders and tote bags from India,I’ll be selling them too!

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 maria@fullmoonfiberart.com 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).

And if you like Consignment shopping don’t forget to visit Nikki at NV Unique Boutique and Consignments  they are now across the street from the Cambridge Food Co-op. 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

motelcambridge.com
518-677-2453

1847 Guest House
Cambridge NY
www.1847guesthouse.com
518 677-3427

Bunker Hill Inn
412 Bunker Hill Road,
Salem, New York 12865
(518) 854-9339
www.bunkerhillinn.com
E Mail: bunkwell@wildblue.net

The Laughing Rabbit
60 Dickensen Road
Buskirk, New York 12028

recumbentsandrooms.com
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
914-205-3460
518-409-1784

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

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

Black Creek Farm House Inn
Jill Fronhofer
1084 Country Rte 30
Salem, NY  12865
Phone: 518.854.7620
jkfron@hotmail.com

The Kings Inn
575 Burton Road
Greenwich, NY 12834
www.ctkcenter.org
518-692-9550

Eddington House Inn
Bennington, VT
www.eddingtonhouseinn.com
802-442-1511/800-941-1857

Lake Lauderdale Campground
Rt 61 Cambridge NY
www.lakelauderdalecampground.com
518 677-8855

Battenkill River Sports and Camping
935 State Route 313
Cambridge NY
518 677-8868
www.battenkillriversports.com

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

White Oak House
5 Eddy Road
Buskirk, NY 12028
(518) 686-7514
whiteoakhouse@gmail.com

 

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