I recently spent a week at my friend’s farm in the Adirondacks. Alex and Margot started Sugar House Creamery a few years ago and have been making delicious cheese ever since. Last year they asked me to make some paintings using a pile of a old barn doors they had lying around, and this spring I was able to make it happen. Here are some pictures of my work and their beautiful farm.
I took the road out back
with morning sun and spongy defrosting grounds.
Likely the last new covering of snow.
Melt trickled down lines of the rutted bedrock tracks.
Small animal foot prints crossed the road.
Stone wall lined woods lead the way
to old foundations and swamps.
An evenly spread dusting on bare ground,
like the first snow.
A last sputter of winter.
Now come the bugs.