Nestled in the peaceful quiet of the Western Catskills, La Basse Cour is a small family farm practicing natural methods in balance with nature. For over 150 years, traditional farming techniques have resulted in rich soils now growing nutritious vegetables, berries and herbs for your family and nurturing healthy pastureland for our animals and yours, and habitat for wildlife.

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Take a step back to a simpler time. Enjoy the views, marvel at the spectacular Greek Revival farmhouse, listen to the babbling brook as it washes your cares away. Visit with us and recall - or re-create - life in the slow lane. And take home a little piece of heaven on earth to enjoy with your family and friends.

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Check out our featured article in Kaatskill Life Magazine.

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Feb 15, 2019, 10:51 AM
She was just a day old when we met, curled up in the wood shavings and her big round brown eyes lifting from her nap after romping with her fellow newborn calf in their stall.
Feb 10, 2019, 12:22 PM
"The Road Not Taken" is perhaps Robert Frost's most well-known poem. In it he describes a traveler's choice between two roads and reflects on the impact of such a small decision. Or rather, he reflects on the likelihood that one day he'll look back and imagine that opting for one road instead of the other will have "made all the difference". The poem's imagery is strong, and I can see Frost standing there at the fork, deliberating. I can see, too, the wistful, older man asking himself, "What if?". The wooded road is a metaphor for the human experience. We move forward making decisions, living with the consequences.
Feb 6, 2019, 11:52 AM
New Year's Day always seems the right time to learn something new. This year I chose a knitting tutorial, following the instructions presented in Beth Brown-Reinsel's book, Knitting Ganseys, published in 1993 by Interweave Press. (This book has since been revised and updated.)

 

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