Vermont

Last Sunday we decided to take a little trip over to Woodstock, Vermont. What a good decision it was. We had a really fine day! First we spent some time at VINS Nature Center, admiring a lot of beautiful birds, three baby ravens among them. The people there really do a wonderful job taking care of injured raptors. It was very educational. While this very knowledgable guy was showing us a barn owl, we could see a wild bald eagle circling high up in the air and a crow harassing him. Fascinating!

Afterwards we stopped at Quechee Gorge which is basically right next to VINS.

With the baby taking a nap and his daddy watching him, I was free to take a little walk through Woodstock, enjoying the sight of historic buildings and peeking into a few very nice shops.

I especially liked Noushka, a fabulous store offering all kinds of  Waldorf-style toys, books and art supplies. They also had very beautiful but crazy expensive organic baby clothes. I also could have spent a lot more time in a little store named Who is Sylvia. They offer very beautiful vintage clothes, linens, hats, gloves … I came home with a couple of very sweet hankies and some doilies that will probably decorate pillows or bags someday. The folksy linen towel came from the Antique Mall in Quechee.

A trip to Vermont is probably not complete without a little maple syrup and cheese … We did some sampling at Sugarbush Farm and added this to our pantry. There was more cheese – a very yummy sharp cheddar. Already gone!

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4 Responses to “Vermont”


  1. 1 ornagenbaer April 28, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    finally! proof of a bold eagle sighting! congrats.

  2. 2 orangenbaer April 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    oh, sorry. got drunk, couldn’t get my name right.

  3. 3 orangenbaer April 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    … and i’m not sure if he was a bold one. damn. i should go to bed now!

  4. 4 ulirike April 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Was ist bloß eine Ornage? Love it!


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