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History of a Sauk County hayfield

by Katie Schofield



Returning 2020

A 50+ mile free, self-guided Agri/Cultural excursion. Take it at your own pace, by car, bike, or buggy. You’ll wind through scenic working farmland of central Sauk County Wisconsin punctuated by site-responsive art, roadside poetry, local food, pasture performances, and more. Discover small towns, abandoned orchards, and productive farmland where artists explore the timeless connection between land and people, where farmers perform fundamental and inspiring work, and where lines – that sometimes separate – converge or are happily blurred.


October 2017

Biology, metaphor, ancient texts, and common sense converge in the decision to allow the much beloved Farm Art DTour to take a break on this the 7th year of Fermentation Fest and return in 2018.


Sabbatical, from the Hebrew shmita, dictates that on the 7th year “the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity, including plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting, is forbidden by Jewish law. Additionally, any fruits which grow of their own accord are deemed hefker (ownerless) and may be picked by anyone.”