This week around the blogshed: food & farms, writers & Roscoe

Above: Signing in at the Diamond  Notch Falls Trail in West Kill. 'Tis the season for hoofin' around. Photo by Andrea Girolamo.

  • First things first: what are you doing this weekend? Well, whatever you're doing, you're going to be hungry and luckily there's a super-fun Kingston CSA fair happening tomorrow. CSA sweethearts Raven Crest Botanicals, Second Wind CSA, Slow Roots Farm, Binnewater Farm Project, Hearty Roots Community Farm, Rusty Plough Farm, Loose Caboose Farm, Lewis Waite Farm and Wholeshare will be there.
  • The Woodstock Writers Festival is NEXT WEEK.  Get ready.
  • In annual spring fashion, Roscoe gets a big shout-out from the New York Daily News for its status as a friendly, accessible world-class fly fishing destination.
  • Photographer Don Razniewski discovers Catskill hiking/camping, and the resulting photos are drool-worthy. On the Gone Hikin' blog, there are some great, new shots from Kanape Brook and Ashokan High Point that show NYSDEC's post-Irene trail remediation. Here's to our great outdoors!
  • Catskills Cycling opines on the beauty and dangers of cycling in the area, and spreads the word about new legislation protecting cyclists.
  • Catskills Real Estate Guy gives some tips for downsizing in style, this week.  Perhaps this itsy-bitsy Roxbury yurt for sale is what he had in mind? Perfect for one, or for a couple that enjoys being in each other's faces a lot.
  • Last, but certainly not least, Jennifer Kabat talks expensive toasters and conceptual design with Thomas Thwaites, author of The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch, in The Rumpus. And it's amazing.

Just a small sampling of what's going on out there.  For more, see our Around the Blogshed section, and have a great weekend!