Exploring Rural Rensselaer County in the Hamlet of Buskirk

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Buskirk.....a hamlet in the northwest corner of Rensselaer County in Hoosick NY.   We used to drive through Buskirk whenever we visited Vermont back in the day on Route 67.  In recent years we've become more familiar with Buskirk thanks to the Washington County Fiber Tour because some of the farms were just across the Buskirk Covered Bridge.  Since then, we've made a habit of exploring Buskirk and the surrounding area of Hoosick and I think after today's blog post, you'll see why.

Buskirk has all the things we love.....back roads, old barns, expansive landscapes and beautiful farmhouses and breath-taking scenery.  I think I'll let the photos tell the story today and save my words for another day!  Enjoy our ride through Buskirk.

Barns of Nip Moose

Where Is The Road Leading You? It Always Leads Me to Easton!

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Life is beautiful if you're on the road to somewhere.......
- Oram Pamuk

All roads lead to somewhere and for us, it would seem that that somewhere is Easton.  Even when we don't intend for Easton to be our destination, we mysteriously end up there.  For example, earlier this week we headed north in search of foliage.  We got as far north as Hadley and Luzerne and when we came up short in the foliage department, we changed our direction and headed east.  We drove around Cossayuna Lake, then through Greenwich and before we knew it, we were in Easton.  Another day this week we took a drive around Buskirk (we love the back roads of Buskirk) and once again, before the day was over we found ourselves in Easton.  In the past two weeks we've visited Easton four times, four out of five road trips ultimately led us to Easton even when that's not where we set out to be!  Coincidence, I don't think so.  I thought about sharing our trips to Buskirk or the NY Amish today, but decided that I'd keep the blog in Easton for one more post (for now), because I know you all love Easton too.  I'll also add that Easton has had the best foliage we've seen anywhere.   Let's begin today's road trip in Greenwich....

It's a fixer upper!

My latest obsession is this old schoolhouse on Cooke Hollow Road.  Oh my word.....I can't get enough of it.    One day I'll do a post featuring all the photos I've taken of that.  Anyone have any information about it's history? 
 Meanwhile...clouds.  Oh how I love clouds...and contrails!

Talk about picture perfect.....Steve & Linda....what a homestead and what a backdrop!  Only thing more beautiful than your place is the view you have from it.

Life is a one way road, where you can see back but can't go back.  
So don't miss anything in life.
-Aman Badesha

They say we should never look back in life, and sometimes that could be good advice, but I make a habit of looking in my rear-view mirror and sometimes the view back there is pretty awesome too.  Whether you rear view is something that reminds you how far you've come, how many obstacles you've overcome or is so spectacular that it reminds you that your current situation is only temporary and better days are ahead....always look back with gratitude and forward with positive anticipation.  Time is rushing forward, so savor every moment of the journey, no matter where YOUR road is leading you.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.  Stop back soon for more Life As I See It.
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