Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

Doug Brown boils sap at Slopeside Syrup in Richmond. The Cochran family is famous for its tiny ski hill and 70s-era Olympic champions. While the next generation of Cochrans is continuing the ski racing tradition, four family members are pouring their energy into producing Vermont maple syrup. Just below the Race Trail at Cochran’s Ski Area […]

Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in arts, Chittenden County, Happy Vermonters | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

“People in Burlington are very drawn to art, and I think the community is my biggest inspiration as an artist. I feel a genuine connection to everyone I see, and I love that I can walk downtown and run into four or five people who will give me a big hug.” –Haley Bishop Rockwood, The Poppyclock Collective […]

A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Chittenden County, events, fall, food, history | 2 Comments
A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition

Chicken pie suppers are an annual tradition in Vermont. Last weekend, I went to the Jericho Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper, which is one of the oldest in the state. The 116th supper, welcomed a full house of locals and visitors who gathered in the church basement and dined on chicken pie with gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, winter […]

Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Bolton Valley, Chittenden County, family, skiing, winter | 4 Comments
Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

I’m looking forward to being a regular contributor this winter for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post of the season is about following Phoebe’s adventures in ski school at Bolton Valley. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe! My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years […]

Seeing the Forest for the Trees this Fall

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Burlington, Chittenden County, fall, fall foliage | 2 Comments
Seeing the Forest for the Trees this Fall

The fall is when I’m most likely to be out and about, enjoying myself while taking photos all over Vermont. For a variety of reasons – my work schedule, family obligations, and the recent death of my beloved 21-year-old cat, Lazarus – I haven’t been able to travel around as much this season. I was […]

A Pick-Your-Own Sunflower Farm in Shelburne

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in agriculture, Chittenden County, fall, farm, farms, Shelburne | 8 Comments
A Pick-Your-Own Sunflower Farm in Shelburne

The last thing I expected along Spear Street in Shelburne was a field filled with thousands of sunflowers. Along Spear Street, I’m used to seeing barns, farmhouses, and views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. But until last week, I had never been on this street when the sunflowers were in bloom. Even better was […]

9 Vermont Scenic Fall Drives Beyond Route 100

9 Vermont Scenic Fall Drives Beyond Route 100

With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy. Of course, Route 100 is Vermont’s best known scenic drive – and it lives up to its reputation. But there are many […]

My Tiny House in Vermont

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Chittenden County, mothers, personal | 6 Comments
My Tiny House in Vermont

This piece was originally published on Parent Co., a Burlington-based company dedicated to sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration about modern parenthood.  My personal essay is about small house living in Vermont’s largest city. I know I’m a little off topic with this post — but this article seems to have resonated with so many people, […]

Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Chittenden County, hiking, Mud season, spring | No Comments
Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon

A small sugarhouse nestled on the edge of a field along Huntington Road is where the Green Mountain Audubon Center begins. The 250-acre center has been on my list of places to visit since Phoebe was born nearly four years ago. Last weekend, we finally stopped by during Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend. What on […]