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“Barefoot or Tux, Everyone Eats” ~ Fable Farm

A crisp fall night, a cauldron of “Stone Soup“, al fresco dining family-style with neighbors and a play in the midst of the sunflowers, apple trees and hay bails… I must be dreaming.

Fable Farm, Barnard, VT

AJ and I own a small piece of land in the beautiful Town of Barnard, VT located in the Upper Valley Region of the Green Mountains.   This past year has been remarkable for Barnard and Windsor County, a year heavy with rebuilding after the catastrophe of Hurricane Irene.

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The play was well chosen.  Sea Marks, by Gardner McKay, is the story of a man and woman bound by their love for each other yet divided by their deep rooted sense of identity and loyalty to different home lands.  The connection was seamless, from the coast of Ireland to Fable Farm, sitting amongst the early autumn bounty.  It was profoundly touching to appreciate the act of community that was suddenly surrounding the two of us.   

My date

Sea Marks

The actors, Andrew and Emily both trained professionally in New York.  The director Marc Clopton is the Executive Director at The Actors Studio of Newburyport.

Choose your bowl and grab a place in line

Know your neighbors. “Mending Wall” -Frost

The stage, ‘neath mama apple tree.

Garden Details.

Stone Soup

As they said, “Barefoot or tux, everyone eats.”

dining al fresco, pre-show

Family Style Dining. Stone Soup. Fresh Baked Bread. Pesto. Heirloom Tomatoes. BYOB.

AJ and I shared a table with a Glass Blower and his family and the Chef from Twin Farms who is a Fable Farm CSA member.

Intermission, lining up for concessions of home baked sweets and hot twice-brewed tea. Encore.

A little too abstract, a little to wise

 It is time for us to kiss the earth again,

It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,

Let the rich life run to the roots again.”

~Robinson Jeffers 

What are you most looking forward to this autumn?

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