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13 May 2013

Liquid Sunshine?

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Fickle New England Weather

Liquid Sunshine?

The “liquid sunshine” of Saturday and Sunday brought cooler breezes back to New England today.

05 May 2013

Bears & Kids?

Posted in Family, nature

How Much Time Should There Be Between Kids & Bears in Same Location?

8.28... Our 7-year-old daughter puts away her bike in the garage.
8.30... Our 14-year-old son closes up the chickens...

29 April 2013

Trip to Investigate Tour Options

Posted in nature, food

(It's a Hard Life...)

Trip to Investigate Tour Options

Today, two from Vermont Fascination’s think team,, Jill and Suzanne, took advantage of a lovely spring day to do a bit of personal investigation for clients.

18 April 2013

Bear In Garage

Posted in nature, seasons

Spring in Vermont Means Bears Are Here!

...first shows him in the garage at 11.40–and then different shots over the next hour and a half!  (And yes, we all–two dogs and five family members--slept through everything!) We even have clear sounds of his apparent joy in licking out the last of those sunflower seeds.

17 April 2013

Bear At the Door

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Time (Past Time) to Take Down the Bird Seed!

Bear At the Door

A bear was at our front door last night.

16 April 2013

Baby Chicks!

Posted in Family, nature

Thinking About a Tour of Chickens!

Baby Chicks!

Baby chicks arrived to our home this morning!

Many people–throughout the United States–have started to raise their own chickens.  The appeal of having your own “farm fresh” eggs is strong... as well as just the simple joy of watching chicken antics.

12 April 2013

Snowing...

Posted in nature

Spring Will Come?

Snowing...

Although the world is turning white again (hopefully briefly), it is a beautiful site to see.  Many Vermonters call the late snows “poor man’s fertilizer”: as soon as it melts, the grass turns very green very fast!

06 April 2013

Audubon Society Offers Options

Posted in Family, nature, events

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?

19 March 2013

Kids Stay Up Late to Play In Snow

Posted in nature, seasons

What's More Important? Sleep or Playing in Snow with Friends?

Kids Stay Up Late to Play In Snow

Snow today–the nor’easter bringing southern Vermont about 12 inches.  The ground was looking fairly bare, but now we’re back to true winter scenes!

I often think our children just don’t know how good they have it living in this area.  They were home from school–a good call since roads were very slick indeed. 

16 March 2013

Sugar-On-Snow Supper

Posted in Brattleboro, nature, events, seasons, food

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). 

30 December 2012

What Is That Near the Bird Feeder?

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There Are Reasons for Wildlife Department "Suggestions"!

Scene on Tuesday afternoon, about 2 PM.  Location, 26 Country Hill.  Right here in the middle of definitely what we'd all call "town living" in Brattleboro.

 

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