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.
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.
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.
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.
As they said, “Barefoot or tux, everyone eats.”
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.
“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.”
What are you most looking forward to this autumn?