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special events in the southern Vermont area

01 August 2013

More Music

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Yellow Barn Music Festival Yet Another Option

Did you know that southern Vermont hosts a "vibrant chamger music center of international repute"?

22 June 2013

Shortcake supper

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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.

09 June 2013

Farm Fest Success

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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!

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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!

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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!

04 June 2013

Franklin Farm Photo Shoot

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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!

15 May 2013

Photo Shoot of Beef

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Beautiful Day to Be Out With the Herd!

Photo Shoot of Beef

The Farm Fest publicity needed a photo of the pasture-raised beef. Between their curiosity and the dogs’ joy in chasing them around, the photo shoot turned out quite well!

04 May 2013

Gallery Walk & Diversity Day

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Gallery Walk Held Every First Friday Night in Each Month

...Gallery Walk is an interesting event that has no real overseer... it’s more of an organic event.  For the past five or ten years now, Brattleboro has become increasingly well known as an “arts town”. 

01 May 2013

Farm Fest Details

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Homemade Ice Cream? Maple Syrup? Local Beef?

Farm Fest Details

... we’ll feature the Robb Family Farm beef. What other local foods make sense?  A neighbor suggested pasta with dandelion pesto... but we’ve opted for a more traditional, kid-palate-pleasing macaroni & Vermont cheese. 

06 April 2013

Audubon Society Offers Options

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How Do I Fit This In?

Audubon Society Offers Options

Should I join the “Woodcock Watch” on April 18 at 7 PM?   The “Bird Watching Along the Connecticut” on April 27?  Maybe “Putney Wildflowers and Birds” on May 5? Warbler Walk on May 11?

03 April 2013

Area Rich With Musical Offerings

Posted in Brattleboro, events

So Many Choices, So Little Time...

This area continues to astonish me with its rich musical offerings.

Brattleboro is only 12,500 citizens strong–but apparently nearly everyone has some artistic talent!

02 April 2013

A Movie Filmed Right Here?

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Community Gets to See Local Farm In Movie

"Northern Borders tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm...

30 March 2013

Easter Egg Hunt!

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How many kids does it take to find about 1,000 eggs?

Easter Egg Hunt!

What a great day here!  Our first day that feels like SPRING with temperatures in the upper 50s.  (For Vermonters, that typically means going down to shorts and short sleeved shirts after our long winter of layers upon layers of clothing!)

We are enjoying this day fully by by hosting a full scale Easter egg hunt: 1000+ plastic eggs, all filled with one piece of candy (unless Mom looked away and the children could stuff more in)....  40+ kids scrambling downhill and uphill, bags in hand, searching away... and dogs running around the kids, joining in the fun!

19 March 2013

Town Meeting Day

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Civility Reigns

Today I participated in a truly unique tradition: our town’s annual Town Meeting.

It usually goes on for about 6-8 hours.  This one had a lot of discussion, and we surpassed the normal–by a lot.  We started at 8.30 AM and finally concluded at 9.50 PM.  (And yes, we did break a couple of times, but not for longer than an hour!)

16 March 2013

Sugar-On-Snow Supper

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One of my favorites...

Sugar-On-Snow Supper

We are participating in one of my favorite Vermont activities tonight: a sugar-on-snow supper hosted in a local church basement.

This event was first introduced to me by my dyed-in-the-wool-Vermonter husband back when we met.  It is a tradition to not explain too much about the “sugar on snow” dessert to "flat landers" (like me).