Fletchers prepare Barrett Farm book

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    WARWICK-Robert Fletcher, a Warwick artist, and his son Rob are collaborating in a book n "High Breeze, An American Family Farm" about the Barrett Farm in the Warwick Valley. This diary account of farmer/farrier Luther Barrett is expected to be of great significance and of wide interest here and far beyond. Fletcher spent countless hours in conversation with his farm neighbor, Luther Barrett, over a period of 18 years. Robert Fletcher, with the eye of an artist and the foresight of a practiced observer, wrote down the essence of every visit with Barrett. He also produced many penciled sketches depicting the person, the farm, the animals and the implements of farming in the twentieth century by the methods of the nineteenth century. Barrett was also a horse-shoer, and Fletcher blends in Barrett's exploits of that skilled craft along with his mode of farming and living without running water or electricity. Fletcher is providing the Warwick Conservancy all profits on the initial sale of his book. He will be at the Conservancy table on Main Street on July 24‘s"Sidewalk Sale," taking paid-in-advance orders from a mock-up of the book. The published product should be available before the end of 2004. Books ordered will be autographed by the author at a price of $19.95 if picked up locally, with $10 of the total counting as a charitable contributi