With all the snow everyone’s having I thought it would be a good day to think about the next Bedlam Farm Open House. It’s a good day because the first Open House is in June and more specifically, the first day of Summer. And I like thinking about that.
This year we’re instead of just one day, we’re having an Open House weekend. On Saturday, June 21 hours are 11am – 4pm and on Sunday, June 22nd, noon 4pm.
And we’ll have the regulars, meet the donkeys, Simon, Lulu and Fanny and the dogs, Red and Lenore (probably not Frieda, because, well, you know how Frieda can be). Flo may make an appearance, but I’m sure Minnie will be hiding. The Chicken will be wandering around too. Watch Jon and Red herd the sheep. Visit my School House Gallery. And listen to Mary Kellogg read her poetry.
But this June we’ll have some new additions to the Open House. First, Photographer George Forss will be there to take your portrait if you’d like. (This is the photo George took of me and Jon and Frieda for Jon’s latest book.) We’re working on Mary Kellogg’s new poetry book and it should be all done and for sale along with her two other books. And lambs. The lambs will be born in April or May, so they’ll still be pretty cute in June.
Then, of course, there’s the exhibit in my School House Gallery. This June, Jon and I will be showing and selling our work (as usual) We’re having some new notecards of Jon’s photo’s printed so we’ll have them for sale as well as some of Jon’s photos. I’ve invited my sister Fran back with her mini gardens. (this is one with a crystal ball). I look at the one she gave me, still thriving, to remind me of summer. We’ll also have work by artist Donna Wynbrandt. You may remember Donna from one of the shows at the Pig Barn Gallery. (This one is mine, Jon bought it for me before I ever met Donna, now a dear friend). Carol Bollinger Green will also be showing her intuitive paintings at the gallery. Carol was in the Winter Gallery a couple of years ago in the building where the Round House Cafe is now. Carols painting vary from the abstract to representational. And George Forss will also be showing and selling some of his photos. (This one is called “Jersey City Boardwalk” and that’s Donna in the big hat).
And of course, the other thing that happens at the Bedlam Farm Open Houses, is that everyone who comes gets to meet everyone else who shows up. All those facebook friends in the flesh! I have a list of place to stay and things to do in town on my Events Page, so check it out.
Well, that’s what we have planned so far. But June is months away and you never know what else we’ll come up with by then. If nothing else, maybe it will get you thinking of blue skies and warm weather.