Sugar Loaf NY

Another snowy day at Bostree in Sugar Loaf, NY

This was the snowy scene today in Sugar Loaf, NY as I sipped my tea and looked out the kitchen door toward the Bostree Studio.

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Although the birds were quite happy to flutter and feast in the storm, Sophie wanted to stay outside only briefly.
IMG_2780 Sophie 2This is the broader view of the kiln shed and studio. The birds were abundant…IMG_2781 Bostree_Studio Ray_Boswell Reflection 3

.. and varied…
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.. and quite beautiful!
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These little creatures seem all the more delicate in this weather.
Finches and juncos in the snow

I hope you are somewhere warm and snug this winter’s day and able to enjoy the beauty of the season! ~Terry

On this snowy Wednesday at Bostree in Sugar Loaf, NY

On this cold Wednesday of ice and snow in Sugar Loaf, NY, I took these photos and made a big pot of vegetable, venison stew. Perfect in one of Andy’s porcelain bowls!

Bowl by Andrew Boswell.

… While Ray and his Husqvarna cleared the parking area of the Bostree studio, even though Andy’s pottery classes are cancelled for the evening.

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… And the gallery, no longer located on Kings Highway, awaits it’s reopening on Wood Road, tucked-in snugly for for the winter.

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… The finches fluttered and feasted, unperturbed by the weather.
The feeder is almost empty, but dependable me will refill it!

finches in the snow

Wishing you warmth!
~Terry Boswell

Bostree Holiday Hours & Winter Move to Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY

For the holidays the Bostree gallery will be open the following hours and by appointment…

12/20/13, Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/21/13, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/23/13, Sunday, 12:00am – 5:00pm
12/24/13, Tuesday, 11:00am – 3:30pm
12/27/13, Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/28/13, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
12/29/13, Sunday, 12:00am – 5:00pm

After the 29th, the Bostree gallery will be closed for several weeks while I move it back to its pre 1999 location on Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY. This will reunite the gallery with our studio and home, and simplify my life!. :-)
I’m looking forward to the move and to seeing you at our new / old location in the spring!

Happy Holidays!
~Terry   bostree@gmail.com

Image by Terry Boswell "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."I took this photo a few years ago. If you take notice you will see that it’s decorated with hearts. We had  bought a cut-fresh-that-day tree on Christmas Eve. It was still fresh after New Years and I just couldn’t bring myself to take it down. When it got close to Valentine’s Day, I stripped off the Christmas ornaments, cut hearts from paper and decorated the tree with those. It became my Valentine’s tree :-) I edited the photo last year and added the quote. I am captivated by the quote because it seems to me that each year the spirit of Christmas survives and transcends commercialism, overflows religious confines, and spills out amongst all. Everyone can get on board with love and goodwill no matter their religious or non-religious proclivities. Wishing you all peace and joy this holiday season! ~Terry

Handmade Bowl for Homemade Soup

Warm up these late-winter days with a satisfying chicken soup beautifully presented in an eye catching handcrafted bowl made by my son Andrew Boswell! (Chicken soup made by me!)

Porcelain soup bowl by Andrew Boswell glazed celedon and black.

This is one of my son’s fantastic soup bowls filled with the chicken soup I made last night. The bowl is high fired grolleg porcelain glazed with Andrew’s celedon and black glaze. You may not be able to duplicate the bowl yourself, but perhaps the soup. If you would like to give it a try… I made it approximately as follows. I say approximately because I don’t always measure when I cook! 🙂

The soup  ingredients include (approximately)…
6 chicken legs
6 chicken thighs
The following vegetables cut into bite size pieces…
4 – 5 sweet onions
8 – 12 carrots
8 – 10 potatoes
3 – 4 tbls. Better Than Bouillion Organic Chicken Base
2 tbls. dulse flakes
2 tbls. parsley
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. tumeric
2 tbls. olive oil
salt and pepper

I boiled the chicken in water until the meat began to come off the bone and then set it aside to cool. Once cooled, I skimmed off the fat, picked the meat from the bones and set the meat aside. I returned the skimmed broth to an 8 quart pot, added the onions, added water and turned the burner to a medium flame.  Then I cut the carrots and added them. Next, I cut and added the potatoes and the Better Than Bouillion. I made sure I had more than enough water to cover everything but not quite filling the pot.  I added the meat back in when the potatoes were just about cooked, and a bit of salt and pepper. Once the potatoes were cooked, I added the olive oil and it was ready to serve!

That’s my “approximate” soup recipe. Tweak it as needed! You’ll have to visit the gallery or send me an email to purchase one of Andy’s gorgeous bowls.:-)

Blessings!
Terry Boswell
bostree@gmail.com

Serving up hot cider and cookies!

Join us for some holiday cheer!

On Saturday, December 8th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm we will be serving complementary hot cider and cookies at the Bostree Gallery to warm and sweeten your day of holiday shopping!

Also on the 8th, Santa will be visiting our little hamlet, and there will be carolers and a tree lighting to enjoy. Visit www.sugarloafnewyork.com/fun/2012/11/santa-coming-town for more info on Santa and the day’s doings in Sugar Loaf!

Happy Holidays!