This is the way I tumble... And collect. And curate. Artifacts of a peculiar existence. Muddling fact and fiction, substance and void, text, sound and image. Akin to squandering the afternoon in a distant relative's attic. But less dusty. And fewer cobwebs. Or mice.

Sep 1

Essex Farm: Fat Time of Year

Essex Farm: Fat Time of Year

Haymaking at Essex Farm (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Haymaking at Essex Farm (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Check out this week’s Essex Farm news directly from Kristin Kimball‘s blog:

“This is a fat time of the year. The hens, in a new pasture today, are hunting through tall and fragrant clover for the crickets and grasshoppers that pop up in a cloud whenever you take a step these days. The hens are uncharacteristically still, half buried in grass,…

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Vintage Photo: Main Street with Inn

Vintage Photo: Main Street with Inn

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“Main Street, Essex, NY”

Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Do you recognized this older view of Main Street in Essex, New York?

Here are some thoughts from the community about the photo:

Rich Warner: The Adirondack…

Jeremy Estus: The Essex Inn Looks Great.

Chris Oliver: Looking northward up…

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Aug 31

Upcoming Essex Events 8/31-9/7

Upcoming Essex Events 8/31-9/7

Find the Essex Events Calendar on!

Find the Essex Events Calendar on to learn about upcoming events in and around Essex, NY!

Learn about the events happening in and around Essex, NY! Check out the schedule below created from the Essex Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up this week! Click on the link to Essex, NY Calendar to learn more about a particular event.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • The Depot Theatre…

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Aug 30

J Hill Ainsworth Exhibition at AAA Gallery

J Hill Ainsworth Exhibition at AAA Gallery

Acclaimed artist J Hill Ainsworth will show at the Adirondack Art Association Gallery on Main St in Essex, NY on September 5th through Columbus Day (October 13). An opening reception will be held on September 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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By J Hill Ainsworth—see her works on display Sept. 5-Oct. 13 at the Adirondack Art Association.

Ainsworth is a former member making a surprising return to our fold.…

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Aug 29

Full and By Farm: Final Haymaking Week

Full and By Farm: Final Haymaking Week

Haymaking at Full and By Farm

We are in the final week of this year’s haymaking, with the last two beautiful, clover-rich fields cut and drying. We’ve been slowed all summer by broken parts and pieces, with lots of help from friends and neighbors to keep up a cobbled together hay making system. Our horse mower went first, then both the tractor and tractor mower. We’ve had an old broken wheel that we haven’t been able to…

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Economic and Social Reasons for Wolf Restoration

Economic and Social Reasons for Wolf Restoration

Wolf, by Larry Master (

Wolf, by Larry Master (

[This is the second part of a three-part series advocating wolf restoration in the Adirondacks. If you missed the first part which considers the ecological importance of carnivores, please consider reading “Restore the Adirondack Wolf”. Special thanks to Lake Placid based nature conservation photographer Larry Master (www.masterimages.orgfor permissi…

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Aug 28

I’m María, a 20-year-old girl from Madrid, journalism student, and through the coincidences of life met Nathan Henderson, a long time ago.

Nate met my older brother Pablo in Madrid, studying Geology, and they struck up a good friendship during that year that he “lived” almost full time at my house.

Over time they kept in touch and Nate was in our lives like one of my family; sharing vacation, food, stories and songs that I still remember almost 10 years later. And as a good adopted Spaniard, he has take care of my brother every time he came to USA and now he has had to take care of me.

This is how me (a city girl who the most she has done in the field is take a walk), came to this community of young people wanting to change society today and make a difference in this farming community.

I’ve been here about 3 weeks, and Racey, the lovely fiancée of my half brother Nate, asked me to share my adventures of farming from the perspective of a city girl and journalist. So, this is my way of sharing with the world my experiences, because pictures say more than a thousand words and my time here is very limited.

My first week here was with my brother Pablo, of whom I have spoken before, and his girlfriend Belén. And these are some of the images that define our early days of American stay.

(Get ready to practice your spanish! Or just read the English captions under the spanish…)


Soy María, una chica de 20 años madrileña estudiante de periodismo que por casualidades de la vida conoció a Nathan Henderson, hace ya mucho tiempo.

Nate conoció a mi hermano mayor Pablo en Madrid estudiando Geologia y entablaron una buena amistad durante ese año que “vivió” practicamente a tiempo completo en mi casa.

Pasado el tiempo ellos siguieron en contacto y Nate siguió en nuestras vidas como uno más de la familia; compartiendo vacaciones, comida, historias y alguna que otra canción que aún recuerdo.

Y como buen español adoptado ha cuidado de mi hermano cada vez que el ha venido a USA y ahora le ha tocado cuidar de mi.

Asi es como yo, una chica de ciudad que lo más que ha hecho en el campo es pasear, he llegado a esta comunidad de gente universitaria joven y con ganas de cambiar un poco la sociedad de hoy en día. En definitiva, esta comunidad de granjeros.

Llevo aqui aproximadamente 3 semanas; algo más, y Racey, encantadora prometida de mi medio hermano Nate, me propuso compartir mis aventuras de granjera desde el punto de vista de una chica de ciudad y periodista en potencia. Así que, esta es mi forma de compartir con el mundo mis experiencias, porque las imagines dicen más que mil palabras y mi tiempo aquí es bastante limitado.

Mi primera semana aqui fue junto con mi hermano Pablo, del que ya os he hablado antes, y su novia Belén. Y estas son algunas de las imágenes que definen nuestros primeros dias de estancia aqui.

(Click a photo to enlarge and to read captions /Haga clic en una foto para ampliar y leer los subtítulos.)

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Aug 27

Ascent Wellness Hiring Administrative Assistant

Ascent Wellness Hiring Administrative Assistant

Congratulations to Jessica McCauliffe, our current assistant, who has recently been hired to manage the new Plattsburgh GNC!

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Ascent Wellness is located at NEW Health in Essex, NY.

As Jessica moves on, Ascent Wellness at NEW Healthis seeking an organized, adaptable and responsive administrative assistant who has a personal investment in holistically minded health and wellness. The applicant must…

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Soundwaves Concert Benefits Champlain Area Trails

Soundwaves Concert Benefits Champlain Area Trails

soundwaves logo 740x400Finally!  After a full summer of excellent Soundwaves Concerts at Westport NY’s Ballard Park, Champlain Area Trails will be featured this Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. when musicians Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier play their amazing original music.  Listen to what Pat Methany said:

“Rebecca sings with feeling and soul – and always with fantastic intonation.”

The concert is free and all…

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Aug 26

The Birth of ECHO, the Essex Community Heritage Organization

The Birth of ECHO, the Essex Community Heritage Organization

Historic Essex, formerly Essex Community Heritage Organization (ECHO)

Historic Essex, formerly Essex Community Heritage Organization (ECHO)

A brief telling of the beginnings of the Essex Community Heritage Organization (ECHO, now Historic Essex) and the subsequent placing of the entire hamlet of Essex on the National Register as told by a survivor.

Expo 67 in Montreal

In the summer of 1967, the Northway being incomplete, my family and I drove through the village of…

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