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Notes from the Heart:
Sleigh Ride Week at
Billings Farm, Vermont

Travel the Maine Art
Museum Trail

What is Peat Moss?

Smoked Fish Chowder

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February 13-21, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Sleigh Ride Week at
Billings  Farm & Museum
Woodstock, Vermont

This popular winter week will feature sleigh
rides, sledding with jack jumper sleds, tours
of the dairy farm and farmhouse, and interactive programs. Climb aboard the
Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frosty farm fields and take a turn with a
jack jumper sled.  On the weekends, in commemoration of President’s Day,
sample favorite cookies of the Presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt’s
Sagamore Hill Sand Tarts, James Buchanan’s Apees, Franklin Pierce’s New
Hampshire Seeds
, and George Washington’s  Jumbals.

In the barns, discover Vermont dairying – past and present
– and learn about the
development of the Billings Farm, still one of the best Jersey farms in America.  
The horse barn, calf nursery, milk room, cow barn, and sheep barn are stops along
the self-guided tour.  Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered.

The restored and furnished 1890 Farm House will be open for touring, featuring
the farm office, family living quarters, creamery, and ice house.

Sleigh Ride Week admission includes sleigh rides and sledding, the farm, farm
house, and activities, plus A Place in the Land, an Academy Award® nominee
film.  Admission: adults: $12.00; over 62: $11.00; students (13-17): $8.00; children 5-
12: $6.00; 3-4: $3.00; under 3: free.  Located one-half mile north of the Woodstock
village green on VT Route 12. Information: 802/457-2355 or visit
Billings Farm.
~ Marcia

This Week's Stories:

Feature: Travel the Maine Art Museum Trail
The works of acclaimed Maine artists and other notable artists who traveled here
for creative inspiration are on display in the seven art museums that make up the
Maine Art Museum Trail...

Garden: What is Peat Moss?
Most of us take our gardening for granted or are too busy to stop and think about
why certain practices work, or where certain products we use come from.  
One of our main gardening staples,
peat moss, has interesting origins and uses...

Recipe: Smoked Fish Chowder
A perfect winter recipe  submitted by Corey Fletcher, executive chef
at the Colby Hill Inn, Henniker, New Hampshire.

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