Thursday, May 27, 2010

have you any wool?


I’m feeling a little blissed out by my life, and a lot of it has to do with this farm, in Cold Spring. I’ve posted about it before, so I’m not going to detail the amazing work they do to support small farms or their amazing eggs. (Okay, maybe just a little: The eggs are all different shades of baby blues and serene greens and their intense orange yolks give my food a whole new hue...not to mention the taste.) But what has me really smiling is the sheep-shearing event they hold every year. The sheep were shorn, a jarring experience best described by my four-year-old, who said: “I don’t think they want to get their haircuts.” The farm organized old-school events for kids like potato-sack races and butter making. Lunch was served by Glynwood’s old stone estate, which also housed wool spinning and an amazing felt artist. The whole event felt a little like we were living inside a movie about a small mid-western farming town in the 50s. (Glynwood asked to use some of my images for their new blog, you can see them here and here.) 

I felt the same way at my first Cold Spring farmer’s market, nearly three years ago. Beautiful children (because, as you see from this blog, kids in this village are just gorgeous, no?) sat on haystacks watching a blue grass band. Seriously? (I may have been a little more cynical back then.) Three years later, the market opened with a mini petting zoo (baby sheep! baby bunnies! baby chicks!) and new stands, like the one that offers super spicy vegetarian black bean tamales. And the start of the farmer's market means one more thing: Market Pizza at Angelina's! They basically throw whatever they find at the market (super hot peppers, local cheese, tons of veggies) on their crispy crust and serve it until they run out. Summer in Cold Spring (okay, it's not summer, but with this 90-degree heat, who are we kidding?) has arrived and I'm feeling blissed out.

Kids at Glynwood

And another reason for my recent bliss is this:

Sunset Blog

The Sunset Reading Series is held in a old chapel overlooking the Hudson and organized by the amazing Ivy Meeropol and Becca Tighe with the help of the freakishly talented Jeff McDaniel. If you haven’t seen him read, your life is lacking, trust me. (Ordering one of his collections might help with that.)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

in anticipation

Iz and L

We're going to see my kiddo's very first best friend in Brooklyn this weekend and are all SO excited.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

my rock star

This is really just an excuse to try out a larger photo size on my blog. (What do you think of my tweaks?) But seriously, how groovy is my kid in this photo?

feeling nostalgic

Amelia in Bucket

My youngest, nearly a year ago.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

my newborn nephew


Remember my sister's maternity photo? (You can see it here.) Well, here's the result! Cole: My brand-new nephew, who ain't so newborn anymore (he's now 2 months old). I've been busy, but I wanted to post these in time for my sister's very first Mother's Day as a mom. I had an amazing visit with her in LA back in March, where I got to see what a relaxed, loving mama she is. And since she and her husband are such surfing buffs, we decided to take little Cole on his first visit to the beach. Here are just a handful of the results. Enjoy the newborn mushiness and Happy Mom's Day! (And for more mushiness, check out the baby animals in post below this one.)

Cole Foot
Sarah Blog

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

the farmer's wife

Here’s how Carolyn and I met: Almost 3 years ago, I wrote a magazine story on Diane Hatz and Sustainable Table. I met Diane for an interview at Glynwood, a Cold Spring farm that promotes sustainability and has a kick-ass CSA. Carolyn’s husband Dave was interviewing at Glynwood that day and would become the head farmer for that kick-ass CSA. We met. Said hi. Went home.


Months later, I was with my toddler at a local library when I met Carolyn again (work life, meet home life) and I’ve since discovered that she is a loyal and committed friend. She is tirelessly generous and passionate about sharing the farm with her community and creating opportunities for our children to learn about their food source and screech at baby animals. Spring has brought loads of babies to the farm—piglets, kids, even a young horse—and so it makes sense that this farmer’s wife will welcome her own baby in a few weeks. I can’t wait to meet the little Boop.

sneak peak: mr. smooshums

Baby P arrived and how adorable is he? Had to post this one, a definite favorite. Will get more up as soon as I can!