Agriculture

  • Orchids in Weston
    Orchids in Weston

    Every year Dave and I celebrate our wedding anniversary at the Inn at Weston in Weston, where we were married in 2004. When we visit the inn, we always take a tour of the orchid greenhouse on the property. Innkeeper Bob Aldrich has been growing orchids...

  • Gardens and Flowers at Trapp Family Lodge

    The gardens at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe have everything from primrose and geraniums to impatiens and tulips. And of course, there's Edelweiss. Every summer Dave and I visit the 2,400-acre resort to admire the gardens around the property. Last summer I spent a few hours...

  • Cloverdale Barn

    Photos of an old barn near Underhill taken on Easter Sunday. ...

  • Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock

    Every spring Dave and I set aside a day to visit Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. The operating dairy farm, established in 1871 by Frederick Billings, offers agricultural exhibits, educational programs, and special events throughout the year. The farm's rural setting is beautiful and the...

  • Maple Sugaring at Bragg Farm

    [caption id="attachment_2279" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Doug Bragg works in his sugarhouse in East Montpelier.[/caption] Doug Bragg of Bragg Farm Sugarhouse is optimistic about this year's maple season. The weather in Vermont is cooperating with freezing nights and warm, sunny days, and Bragg is already spending most his...

  • Merck Forest and Farmland Center

    The first time I visited Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vermont was in the early 1980s during an elementary school field trip. I've returned to the 3,100-acre forest over the years, but never in winter. On Saturday I stopped by and saw quite a...

  • Horse Farm in Townshend

    Friesians of Majesty is a 650-acre horse farm in Townshend that is owned and operated by breeder and trainer Robert Labrie. I met Robert a couple of years ago and was fascinated by his story.In 2000, Robert sold his asphalt business in Massachusetts, moved to Vermont...

  • Say Cheese

    I don't spend much time photographing animals (other than my cats). They tend to ignore whatever I want them to do and usually look the other way as soon as I pick up my camera. I was going through some photos today and came across this...

  • Jericho Settlers' Farm in Jericho, Vermont

    Jericho Settlers' Farm is a small working farm committed to growing local food for the community. The farm, located on Barber Farm Road in Jericho, was established in 2002 by Emilie Alexander, her daughter Christa Alexander, and Christa's husband Mark Fasching.Last year, my husband and...