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.
Date recorded: August 18, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 42°15’35.88″N, 74°52’46.61″W
Notes: Cheese, milk, piglets, vintage milk bottles, hay bales, one pomeranian, 4 beautiful cows, and a farmer named Aissa. I spent the afternoon at Betty Acres farm — and recorded the sounds of afternoon milking.
Date recorded: August 17, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: 42°17’2.82″N, 74°33’55.00″W
Notes: Ed Potokar invents instruments. His collection has been on display at the Orphic Gallery in Roxbury and on the evening of August 17th a group of musicians gathered to play.
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 .
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 . . .
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.
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.
Date recorded: August 5, 2013
Time: 8:30 am
Location: 42°23’32.58″N, 74°33’47.28″W
Notes: Ji is Madalyn’s mom, and she lives on the farm during the summer. She is an expert cook and kimchi maker, and keeps the farm house running. On Monday we went to the Blue Sky Farm to pick blueberries.
This sog is better listened to on speakers, not headphones. These blueberries are loud when they drop in the pail.