We have been gone for 2 weeks, traveling to the verdant valleys of Vermont and Coastal Maine. It was lush and luscious, drinking in the green and being totally present to play with my little guy and (big guy), wandering the rivers, lakes and playgrounds without a care in the world. Now that we are home our world has transformed too, from desert dry to jungle garden green. I am so happy to be home, feeling like this is the start of a new year, fresh and ready to begin again….but with this renewed energy just don’t know where to start…shall I prune the tomatoes, make pesto, pay the bills, write my upcoming class curriculum, …….or just finish that book I started on vacation? Well, those decisions can wait till tomorrow. For now, just a glimpse of the places we went and the fun we had so I can savor the beauty we were blessed by and remember to savor the sweet slowness of life when you are simply taking in all in.
Jaengus just HAD to sit on every idle tractor in Vermont, he even found this one just his size at the Von Trapp Dairy Farm
VON TRAPP FARMSTEAD
The abundant Waitsfield Famers Market
Waitsfield Farmers Market
Every Eco- Homemakers dream- Hand Made clothes pins that hang on tight! Vermont Clothes Pins claim to be the only MADE in AMERICA clothes pins left on the market- yes I did treat myself to these fine and functional gems
VERMONT CLOTHES PINS
Jaengy found another cool piece of farm equiptment at Knoll Farm to sit on and take in the views
CENTER FOR WHOLE COMMUNITIES at KNOLL FARM
Our talented and hardworking new farmer friends, Helen and Stan giving a localvores tour on their new Elderberry & Herb Farm- Three Springs Farm-Yes the Echinachea IS waist high!!
THREE SPRINGS FARM
Then off to Glover for world best circus in the sun- Bread & Puppet!! Totally nostalgic for me, as the last time I attended was, well, half my life ago and it seemed perfectly the same, preserved in time, old New England hippie style- some things really shouldn’t change!
BREAD & PUPPET
En-route we found an amazing nursery burgeoning over with blooms called aptly
the ‘Labor of Love’- run by a woman who seriously knows her blooms
Labor of Love Landscaping
We even made it the Atlantic to kiss the sea on Bailey Island and the Driftwood Inn
THE DRIFTWOOD INN
We were blessed with a perfect dawn over the ocean on our last day- the perfect end to our trip and begin again, refreshed, reminded and