22 June 2013

Shortcake supper

Posted in Family, nature, events, seasons, food

Good family time!

Shortcake supper

It's tradition for communities to offer annual "strawberry shortcake" suppers around here... and we thought we should try it out.

21 June 2013

Pond Time

Posted in Family, nature

Time to Settle Back and Relax a While...

Pond Time

It's Friday and the week seemed long.  What better place to go than our favorite swimming hole?

17 June 2013

Horse Sense

Posted in nature

The Horse Knows How to Enjoy the Day!

Horse Sense

Passed this lovely animal enjoying the day today, and stopped to take a quick photo....

15 June 2013

Night on the Water

Posted in Brattleboro, food

Everything is better with a view...

Night on the Water

Tonight I enjoyed a night out with friends at a local restaurant.  The food and atmosphere is great...but the best part...

 

14 June 2013

The Boats Are Out

Posted in Brattleboro, nature

(And So Are the Dogs)

The Boats Are Out

Spotted recently on the Connecticut River... a boat dog!

14 June 2013

Maple Syrup Production a Record for 2013

Posted in seasons, food

Turns out that this year, 2013, was a record-breaking year for maple syrup production.  The state of Vermont produced more than 1.3 million gallons!

12 June 2013

Irises Blooming at One of Our Favorite Spots

Posted in nature, seasons

Irises Blooming at One of Our Favorite Spots

One of our favorite spots just put a notice in the paper that their irises are blooming... which means it might be time for a trip over their way!

09 June 2013

Farm Fest Success

Posted in Family, Brattleboro, events

Planning for Another?

Farm Fest Success

The weather was perfect.  The music lovely.  The food declared "great".

Even the beef herd came down to the closest pasture for photos by the guests!

What more could we ask for during our first ever "Farm Fest" during the Strolling of the Heifers' weekend?

09 June 2013

Farm Fest & Farm Tours--Fun For All!

Posted in Family, Brattleboro, events

Heifer Stroll Saturday Great!

Farm Fest & Farm Tours--Fun For All!

Just finished our first (annual?) FARM FEST at the Robb Family Farm, our neighbors right up the road... and the Franklin Farm Visits this afternoon.  A picture perfect day with great weather!

 

08 June 2013

Rain Forecasted to LEAVE before Farm Tours & Farm Fest!

Posted in Family, Brattleboro, nature, events, food

Everything Is Ready!

Tropical Storm Andrea is on the east coast right now... but we are hoping to have it all cleared up for the "world famous" STROLLING OF THE HEIFERS at 10 AM tomorrow! 

We are excited to have people visiting Franklin Farm for tours (including milking!)--and coming to the Robb Family Farm tomorrow night!

05 June 2013

Bear At the High School in Brattleboro

Posted in nature

Kids Stay In For Recess!

Bear At the High School in Brattleboro

The local paper, the Brattleboro Reformer, had a great story on the front page this morning:  Bear Sighted Near BUHS (Brattleboro Union High School)....

04 June 2013

Franklin Farm Photo Shoot

Posted in Family, events, food

The Grazing Herd Enjoying Evening Meal

Franklin Farm Photo Shoot

I've never been literally in the middle of a herd of cows that paid less attention to me than today's selected photo shoot!

29 May 2013

Where Did We Go?

Posted in Family

How Memorial Day Visit Turned Out

Where Did We Go?

It's amazing how planning the day's activities out ahead of time made things more enjoyable.  We've sometimes tried to just "wing it", but inevitably, people just do better with at least the outline of a plan.

22 May 2013

Where Do You Go?

When the Kids Are 18 Months to 16 Years?

Where Do You Go?

When you have a group of three generations--with six kids that span from 18 months to 16 years of age--where do you go in southern Vermont?

20 May 2013

Bear & Wildlife

Posted in nature

What Else Is Out There?

Bear & Wildlife

Jill’s day started too early when the bear (well, maybe yet another bear?) passed through at 4.30 AM.  The dogs wanted to sleep in, too!

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