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The Relocators: Obercreek 2014 CSA Signup

Obercreek CSA

As I’ve written about a few times in our blog, Mark and I were members of the Obercreek Farm CSA this year. We actually purchased a half share where we picked up from the CSA every other week as opposed to every week.

It’s been lovely and we’ve had many great meals from the contents of those food share pickups. But alas, all good things come to an end; there are only two more pickups in the month of October and we’ll be done for the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Category: Farming, Food, Relocators

By: Kary | 1 October 2013 10:00 AM | 1 Comment

The Relocators: Towne Crier Cafe is Open in Beacon

Get ready Beacon! After 9 long months of waiting since the original announcement on New Year’s Eve, The Town Crier Cafe has finally opened its doors in Beacon NY. The weekend of September 27 was considered a ‘soft opening’ for the cafe, with it’s official opening the first weekend of October.

Mark and I visited on Sunday night and enjoyed a few hours of eclectic music by a NYC band called Tribecastan. Awesome music and a fun time was had by all.

tribecastan

Category: Beacon, Music, Relocators

By: Kary | 30 September 2013 04:34 PM | No Comments

The Relocators: Hudson Valley Seed and Four Season Gardening

Building a low tunnel for four season gardening

A few weekends ago Mark and I took a class at the Common Ground Farm where we learned a little about the concept of four season gardening. Neither Mark or I have ever had a garden, although we both grew up around them from our parents and grandparents. I’ve never lived anywhere I could grow a garden until now. The class may have been a bit premature since we haven’t even bought our house yet; but we learned a lot and were able to participate in building a low tunnel and hoop frame. Read the rest of this entry »

Category: Gardening, Relocators

By: Kary | 19 September 2013 11:15 AM | No Comments

The Relocators: Making a List

I know I’m jumping the gun a bit, but the time is fast approaching that Mark and I will be looking for a house to buy. We have an 18-month lease on our current home in Beacon so our lease is up in May 2014.

beacon

BUT…we are seriously considering the purchase of a home that needs some fixing up. So it won’t be “move in ready” when we close on it. Depending on how long it takes for us to find a house we love, how long it will take to close on the house, and how much renovation work it needs, we figure we might need to start looking in late fall.

It’s tough to purchase a home covered in snow. It’s tougher to renovate that home. So my estimations may be way off base. But you have to start somewhere and we won’t know “what’s what” until we begin the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Category: Relocators

By: Kary | 13 August 2013 07:35 PM | 5 Comments