• Photography

    Another Cold And Frosty Morning

    As I opened my eyes this morning, the first thing that greeted me was the heavy fog blanketing our farm. It’s December, and the cold has settled in, leaving a frosty kiss on every blade of grass and tree. The weather here, though unpredictable, never fails to amaze me. Each day brings its own unique beauty, and today, the world outside seems like a serene wonderland, shrouded in a misty veil. It’s moments like these that remind me why I cherish living on the farm, where nature’s whims are a constant, yet splendid surprise. December 2023

  • Writing

    Reckless Driving By Local Volunteer Ambulance Company

    If volunteers wish to be regarded as unpaid professionals, they must uphold the same standards as their salaried counterparts. To whom it may concern: I write this letter to shed light on a distressing incident I recently experienced on the roads of Vermont. It deeply concerns me not just as an individual, but from my professional perspective as a former career Firefighter and Paramedic Lieutenant. While traveling, I was abruptly forced off the road by a local volunteer ambulance company that seemed to exhibit a blatant disregard for safe driving practices. What was even more alarming was the fact that the ambulance chose to overtake my vehicle on a blind…

  • Photography

    The 3rd Annual Middletown Springs Town Gathering

    The 3rd annual Middletown Springs Town Gathering was held on Sunday, September 24, 2023, in Middletown Springs, Vermont. We hope you’ll join what’s becoming a wonderful tradition in Middletown Springs—the Annual Town Gathering! What started as a way to come together emerging from the pandemic—and a special opportunity to welcome a small influx of newcomers—has evolved into a celebration of neighbors and neighborliness, no matter whether you’re a remote-working newcomer or a tale-spinning old timer! So, join your neighbors in Mineral Springs Park on Sunday, September 24, 3:30-5pm to have some fun, eat some delicious food and meet each other.—Middletown Springs Newsletter, September 2023 You are free to use these…

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    Obscure Curiosities

    Weird Vermont: The Most Eccentric Town and City Names

    Welcome to the world of Weird Vermont, where we delve into the most eccentric and odd town and city names of the state. With amusing and bizarre names like Cozy Corner and Mosquitoville, Vermont’s unique and peculiar place names never cease to fascinate us. But what’s the story behind these names? What inspired their creation, and what historical or cultural context do they have? Here we will investigate the origins of Vermont’s weirdest place names and uncover the fascinating and often surprising tales behind them. Join us as we embark on a journey through the strange and quirky landscape of Vermont’s towns and cities, where the names themselves are as…

  • Diary

    Return To Hogback Mountain

    Today I returned to an old sight, the 100-mile view from Hogback Mountain, in Marlboro, Vermont. It’s been years since I last stood here, my heart tender and apprehensive. Years, since that pivotal moment that changed my course in the most magical of ways. Today, I felt the echoes of that past reverberate with my every heartbeat as Amelia and I drove up the mountain road. The sights, the sounds, the smells of Vermont—they remain the same. The verdant expanse of the forest under the cool sky, the distant song of the birds, the rustle of leaves whispering secrets to the wind—they all greeted me as a dear old friend.…

  • Diary

    Springtime In Vermont

    Springtime in Vermont is a magical time of rebirth and renewal, when the world awakens from its slumber and bursts forth in a symphony of color and sound. The air is heavy with the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers, and the trees are alive with the chirping of birds. The fields are alive with the bright colors of flowers, each one more beautiful than the last. From delicate daisies to vibrant tulips, the world is transformed into a dazzling display of color and life. From the gentle fluttering of butterfly wings to the buzzing of bees, the farm is a symphony of life and motion. The soft rustle of leaves…