On this evening’s Farm Hour we celebrated the life and work of Donald Bouton of Halcotts Center with his son Dennis and daughter Mary Konstantine. Born on his family dairy farm in 1920, he lived his 91 years connected to that land. He and his wife started their own dairy farm in 1966 down the road, and later raised beef. Donald was a gifted writer, poet and storyteller. At the age of 12, his poem, “A Farm Boy’s Treasure,” was published in the American Agriculturalist He captured the farming way of life and what it meant to him in Cow Tales and Farm Life in the Catskills, published in 2011, and before that By the Light of the Kerosene Lantern, a collection of short stories passed through generations. He loved the outdoors and sapping and haying, he said “keeps me going.”
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The Farm Hour is co-hosted by
Ellen Wong, Artist
Madalyn Warren, Farmer
The FARMHOUR airs every Monday from 6-7 pm Eastern time. You can expect to hear live interviews with the farmers and producers of our region, as well as special guests calling in to share agriculture related news, products and research topics. Sometimes we bring the farm to the radio airing what we call "ON the Farm interviews" where FarmHour contributors go to the farms with a handheld recorder and take a break with a farmer or farmhand to have a conversation or get right into the swing of the operation recording the sounds of a farm with a recorded narrative of the action.
We are advocates and we see this program as a collaboration with the farming community . You are invited at all times to generate questions, come visit, ask us to research a topic, cover something of importance. Our approach to content is non didactic, no platforms, no 'best practice' propaganda, rather observations from people working the land.
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