seasons

Anything related to change of Vermont's four seasons (five including mud!)

20 July 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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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!

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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. 

04 July 2013

Fourth of July

Posted in Brattleboro, seasons

A Good, Old-Fashioned Parade

Fourth of July

Strike up the band--make that many bands!  The little town of Brattleboro really comes alive during its annual Fourth of July parade.

27 June 2013

Water Time!

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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.

23 June 2013

Strawberry fields

Posted in seasons, food

The picking is great!

Strawberry fields

The berries are MASSIVE and sweet!  Perfect picking!

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.

14 June 2013

Maple Syrup Production a Record for 2013

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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

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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!

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.

28 April 2013

Declaring It Officially SPRING

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No More Frosts?

Declaring It Officially SPRING

Moved out the deck furniture and all the ceramic pots.  No more frosts now, please?

18 April 2013

Bear In Garage

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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.

01 April 2013

Will Winter Ever Leave?

Posted in Family, sports, seasons

Mom and Son Want Different Seasons...

Lucky for us, we celebrate all four seasons–sometimes just in the month of April alone!  

19 March 2013

Kids Stay Up Late to Play In Snow

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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). 

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