nature

25 July 2013

Blueberry Time!

Posted in Family, nature, food

Making Plans to Pick!

Blueberry Time!

It's that time of year again, when the blueberries are sweet and juicy, just waiting to be picked!

20 July 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted in nature, seasons

Very Fast In The Heat (Especially After the Rain!)

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The hills of Vermont are alive... with the color of green and the sounds of frogs and peepers.

18 July 2013

Heat Wave!

Posted in Family, nature, seasons

The Main Way to Beat the Heat

Heat Wave!

A lot of the country is sweltering this week with record-highs under a dome of hot air that has even pushed its way back to the west. Vermont is no exception. 

14 July 2013

Looking Up!

Posted in nature

Nothing But Blue Skies...

Looking Up!

A great day for a shot of puffy white, happy clouds today.... a great day to be alive!

12 July 2013

Taking Time To Enjoy

Posted in Family, nature

No Matter Where We Are...

Taking Time To Enjoy

As the blog says, a "slice of life from Vermont"...  This was a regular day today--in every way except that it is truly extraordinary.

05 July 2013

Kids in the Strawberry Patch

Posted in Family, nature

A Happy Mess!

Kids in the Strawberry Patch

During the holiday weekend, we searched around for some memory-making-moments for the youngest of our group.  Only 18 months old, what could she do that would also entertain the 14, 12 and 8 year olds?

27 June 2013

Water Time!

Posted in nature, seasons

The Kayaks Come Out!

Water Time!

The weather has warmed up to be truly summer-like now!  One of the favorite activities for a lot of people around here is to head to the water with their kayaks.

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....

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!

12 June 2013

Irises Blooming at One of Our Favorite Spots

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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!

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

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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)....

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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