SOGS #15: Bees

Date recorded: August 19, 2013
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: 42°15’35.61″N, 74°31’53.47″W
Notes: Will Patterson is “The Bee Man.” He runs the Tea Thyme Herb and Fruit farm near Roxbury, where he cultivates mushrooms, grows fruit trees, and raises thousands of honey bees.


SOGS #12: Mushrooming

Date recorded: August 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:   42° 8’18.78″N,  74°36’7.69″W
Notes: In the woods above Arkville, NY, Britney teaches Josiah and I about mushrooms .


Materials gathered for Sybille to transform the Artists Conk. Stayed tuned for the final product.

SOGS #11: Delaware County Fair

Date recorded: August 14, 2013
Time: 5:15 pm
Location:  42° 9’17.32″N,  75°10’11.85″W
Notes: This is the 127th year of the Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY. It’s a world of rides, tractors, cowgirls, blue ribbons, farm animals, funnel cakes, and a Cutest Baby Contest.



SOGS #10: Train

Date recorded: August 10, 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location:  42° 8’50.32″N,  74°36’58.19″W
Notes: The Ulster & Delaware used to bring travelers and goods to this part of the Catskills. Now it shuttles passengers the 24 miles from Arkville and Roxbury — along the river and past small towns and farms. You can see the train from our farm . . . and the farm from the train. Look, there it is now . . .


SOGS #9: Cassie’s Cafe

Date recorded: August 9, 2013
Time: 7:30 am
Location: 42°17’2.95″N, 74°33’54.33″W
Notes: Cassie’s Cafe, the local diner in Roxbury, NY, opens at 6 a.m. The morning coffee crew rolls in around 7:30 to have muffins, egg sandwiches and coffee, and to talk about . . . golf, mostly. Eva and Bob work the tables, and Cassie is in the kitchen.


SOGS #8: Garlic

Date recorded: August 8, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 42°16’5.89″N, 74°34’41.89″W
Notes: The week before I came to the farm there was a garlic harvest. Since then the barn has been filled with hanging garlic, drying in bunches. I took a armload into the hay mow (volcab!) to peel.


SOGS #7: Waterfall by Night

Date recorded: August 6, 2013
Time: 11:15 pm
Location:   42°15’19.37″N,  74°35’56.05″W
Notes: Turn off State Highway 30, and scurry down a steep hill. Walk along the rocks, following the sounds of rushing water. My fellow artist in residence, Sybille, and I visited at night to hear the sounds in the dark.