Tag Archives: Vermont

Very Big Cheese

In the town’s early years, the people of Grafton, VT raised sheep. Now Grafton—which dates back to before 1791– is a very pretty village where they make cheese that ranks among the best the state has to offer. Before the … Continue reading

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Racing (and eating) for the Cure

  I’ve run or walked in the Vermont (now the Vermont/New Hampshire) Race for the Cure for the past fifteen-plus years. It’s all about superstition. My mother died from breast cancer at fifty-nine after dealing with the disease for over … Continue reading

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Peony

Inspired by the exquisite white-with-raspberry-accented peonies in crystal containers at a luncheon, I decided my Vermont garden needed a white peony.  Peonies are my all time fave flowers and the four plants I already have are deep to pale pink. … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy

The first sleepover camp I went to was in Rochester, VT. Skyhollow Farm was a mini-farm with chores–caring for chickens, turkeys, one calf, horses (hotly contested) and pigs as part of the daily schedule.  The pigs  (three, what else?) were … Continue reading

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Dogs Have Owners, Cats Have Staff

My grandmother and mother were vehemently anti-cat, almost to the point of phobic, so growing up I had no contact with felines.  Apparently dogs made the cut because we had one starting when I was nine. Years later, after my … Continue reading

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