Tag Archives: Vermont

Back to Wonderful Vermont

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, it’s been a not- so- quiet few weeks in Manchester, VT where I rented a house. The place is incredibly comfortable but has the look of “designed by the cat, built by Grandma”—eight chairs where four … Continue reading

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Keep Your Nose to the Grindstone

After a visit to the grist mill in Weston, VT, I now know this is a phrase to be taken literally, urging the miller to lean in frequently to sniff. A burning smell meant that the mill stones were grinding … Continue reading

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My Mother the Car

Does anyone remember a TV program of this name? All I recall is that the mother was a VW beetle and there was a catchy theme song.  The concept fit all to well the other day as first I hit … Continue reading

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Flowers in Disneyworld

Weeding can be relaxing because it’s so mindless but there are times when it’s just another chore to be done (or ignored.) People whose gardens are impressive enough to be included on large-scale, organized tours probably don’t weed themselves because … Continue reading

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Out for a Stroll

But I wasn’t doing the walking. The annual Stroll of the Heifers is a major early summer event in Brattleboro, VT and it’s a lot of fun. The stars of the show are—surprise—the heifers, (young female cows who have not … Continue reading

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Say Cheese

As a cheese, to say nothing of a goat and sheep lover, what could be more entertaining than the annual Cheese Tour encompassing farms in Vermont and nearby Washington County, NY? Our first stop was Consider Bardwell in West Paulet, … Continue reading

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Cicadas

Am I the only one who gets a pang when hearing cicadas at night? It makes me sad because it signals late August meaning the end of summer is near. Back when I went to camp, first in Vermont and … Continue reading

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How Much Wood?

Driving home from the ultra-modern Rutgers University’s Busch Campus, my granddaughter pointed out a woodchuck nonchalantly grazing in the grass a few feet from our car. She said on other occasions she has seen the critters all over the campus.  … Continue reading

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Walk, Trot, Canter–Jump!

The Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show is a big deal in equine circles and to the local economy in our part of Southern Vermont. Competitors come from all over bringing large families, horses, tack, grooms, dogs, trainers and more. They … Continue reading

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Art 105 in Vermont

In the course of gathering material for a magazine article, I drove around Vermont’s Northshire, talking to owners and managers of art galleries about their summer plans.  Meeting the gallery representatives who are as different as can be was fascinating … Continue reading

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