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Cas-Cad-Nac Alpaca Farm

During a Vermont Agritourism Conference I attended in early April (more on that soon!), one of the presenters mentioned Cas-Cad-Nac Alpaca Farm. I was looking for another place to visit and photograph on my way home and as you know I can’t resist adorable livestock. I called the farm and they were so kind to accommodate me for a […] Read more…

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A short break

I just wanted make a little announcement that posting on the blog might be very light over the next month. I’ve signed up for a writing class which I am so excited about, but looks like is going to be a lot more work than I expected! I also wanted to say that I’ve added a […] Read more…

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The CSA Cookbook Review

I’ve expressed my adoration for Linda Ly’s Garden Betty Blog before, so of course I was thrilled to be given the chance to review her first book, The CSA Cookbook. With this book, Linda aims to help us “cook your way through a CSA box or backyard garden bounty with seasonal recipes.” Her blog is such a […] Read more…

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Friday Flowers: The Seeds

With the amazing array of cut flowers you can grow, which ones do you choose? There are a ton of resources available both online and in print about planting flowers, but with so many variables to consider- season, climate, location, soil quality, fertilizer, I’ll admit I got a bit overwhelmed. Then I reminded myself that this is supposed to […] Read more…

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Friday Flowers are Back!

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I have a soft spot for plants and flowers. When I started planning my wedding almost 5 (?!) years ago, I fell in love with the wild and gorgeous arrangements by the likes of Saipua, Green Lion Design, Studio Choo and Floret. I’ve continued to follow these […] Read more…

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Downeast Cider House

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […] Read more…

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ASRI’s Environmental Education Center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (no affiliation with the National Audubon Society) was founded in 1897, and today the organization protects and manages 95,000 acres of land. Several years ago they built a little gem of an Environmental Education Center right in Bristol, RI. The Center has classroom and auditorium space, a great gift shop with lots of toys […] Read more…

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Making Cold-Processed Soap

Newport Seafoam Trading Company is housed in a beautiful storefront in the historic Lower Thames Street area of downtown Newport. The cozy shop is filled with natural light and a gorgeous array of all-natural products for the body and home. Shop owner and head mixtress Boiana was inspired to try her grandmother’s recipe for a moisturizing soap made with all-natural […] Read more…

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