ABOVE:  Before and after Friends of Lachat restored it to its historically accurate and award-winning condition.  NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS.


PAINTINGS & GRAPHICS OF LACHAT PROPERTY
THE ABOUT TOWN  "HISTORY" OF THE ENTIRE LACHAT FARM AFTER 2001 HERE





LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

     
MAPS
These are the first water color paintings About Town did of the Lachat Farm - after we figured out exactly what property we were looking for. 


BARNS & OUTBUILDINGS
  
   
I've always liked watercolor the best.  The medium puts a premium on mixing color...and when to leave the paper white...

       

"Back Barns" got new roof early on in order to save them for future uses.  As well as from the weight of winter snow.  Future use -  a goat hacienda?


FIELDS

  
    
UPPER FIELD
As you might recall, the Lachat Farm was purchased in two Special Town Meetings.   The second purchase (1999) was 10 acre "Upper Field" which was a sunny place for cows...and later a community ski hill.


       
MAIN FIELDS ON GODFREY ROAD WEST ALWAYS SAID "THIS IS WESTON CT" TO ME
All year 'round these fields, purchased with the Homestead and barns in 1997, are perhaps the most evocative.  Whatever the month, they take my breath away as they rise into deep forest of Devil's Den.


HOMESTEAD

        
WHAT IS A FARM WITHOUT A FARMER?
From the very beginning of the latest evolution of the Juliana Lachat Preserve concept, as far as my records go, it has always been the idea for SUSTAINABILITY of the concept of a 21st century community farm.

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FOR THOSE WHO MAY NOT RECALL OR WERE NOT PAYING ATTENTION THEN...WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING ART OPENINGS EVER!

     

MOO.   (Translation:  "Yes, January 8, 2012")  Cow allowed in the Community Room of the Library for this occasion.
A great art show and if I remember correctly, around 2012.  Home movie was shown of skiing down the Upper Field.  Cows kept a close eye on the art...aerial reconnaissance employed, too, or was that "moo?"