January 20 Farm Hour

On this evening’s Farm Hour we celebrated the life and work of Donald Bouton of Halcotts Center with his son Dennis and daughter Mary Konstantine.  Born on his family dairy farm in 1920, he lived his 91 years connected to that land.  He and his wife started their own dairy farm in 1966 down the road, and later raised beef.  Donald was a gifted writer, poet and storyteller. At the age of 12, his poem, “A Farm Boy’s Treasure,” was published in the American Agriculturalist He captured the farming way of life and what it meant to him in Cow Tales and Farm Life in the Catskills, published in 2011, and before that By the Light of the Kerosene Lantern, a collection of short stories passed through generations.  He loved the outdoors and sapping and haying, he said “keeps me going.” Screen shot 2014-03-17 at 5.15.29 PM

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January 13 Farm Hour

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January 6 Farm Hour

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December 30 Farm Hour

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December 23 FarmHour

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Delhi Jacquard Coverlets on Catskills Folk, with Ginny Scheer

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On Catskills Folk, a  biweeky program at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on WIOX 91.3 FM (and WIOXradio.org on the internet), host Ginny Scheer will talk about an historical folk art in Delaware County , the hand weaving of woolen coverlets – specifically the ones woven in Delhi, New York, in the early 19th century.  Hand weaving was common in Delaware County households in the 1830s, but our county was benefitted by the arrival of a  coverlet weaver from Scotland who used the Jacquard loom to create elaborate double weave coverlet figures when most families had coverlets that were single layers in geometric  patterns. from http://catskillsfolkconnection.blogspot.com

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December 2, 2013 FarmHour

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