Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Look Back: Harvest Festival 2012

After a year absence, we returned to Sharon Springs, New York to attend the 2012 Harvest Festival.  It was great to be back in the village with so many wonderful friends (and we made new friends along the way!).  Here are a few photos from our visit: 

From our hotel room we had a wonderful view of the sunrise.  First light in Sharon Springs is spectacular!

The beautiful sunrise gave way to an incredible sky for the first day of the Harvest Festival

My 'duty' during the Harvest Festival was conducting tours of the Beekman Farm.  During one of the tours, two friends, Casey and PJ came to visit.  It was wonderful to see them again!

The barn at the Beekman was adorned with beautiful mums.

The goats were happy to greet visitors to the farm. 

Oh, the drama of it all... Polkaspot was her usual diva self.  Such a beautiful llama - and she knows it.

Bubby, the chief barn cat at the Beekman was making his rounds to make sure everyone was orderly during their visit.  He's a charmer!

The view from the heirloom garden at the Beekman. 

The garden table featured a harvest centerpiece.  The pumpkin grew around a piece of equipment in the garden.  This simple arrangment was quite lovely. 

The steps of the Beekman were full of beautiful mums and pumpkins. 

A young tour guest.  She was thrilled to visit with all the animals at the farm!

The heirloom garden at the Beekman.  Despite the warm temperatures and dry summer, the garden produced a bountiful harvest!

We took a few minutes away from our farm duties to visit with our friends Josh and Brent at the Beekman Mercantile.  There's nothing like a Josh and Brent hug!


Pru said...

You're back! I love the photos of Sharon Springs, you and David look so happy with Brent and Josh and it looks like a wonderful time. I am very envious!

Elaine said...

Hi, Kenn! I'm glad that you and David made the trip to the Beekman again. The Harvest Festival must have been so much fun! Thank you for sharing some of your photos. It is just as beautiful as ever!