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Notes from the Heart...Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm, VT

The Billings Farm & Museum will host the 26th
Annual Harvest Weekend on October 9 & 10,
from  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Harvest Weekend, voted a "Top 10" event by
the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, features
a husking bee and barn dance each day plus
a variety of 19th century harvest activities
and programs for the entire family.

Each day a traditional husking bee will begin
at noon, followed by a barn dance from 1:00
to 4:00 p.m.  Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, and making butter
and ice cream.   Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing
completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops to see how the
crops are being “put up” for the winter.

Other activities include:  shelling vegetables, fence building, apples-on-a-string,
and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on
hand for all!  Admission includes all programs and activities.  On Saturday,
October 9, Carolyn Buttolph, from St Johnsbury, VT, will demonstrate rug
hooking, encouraging visitors to try their hand rug hooking and share examples of
her work.

The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock
Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution, founded by Mary French and
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller.  For further information visit
Billings Farm.org.

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worked -- no swelling the next day!)  ♥

This Week's Stories:

Feature: Best Places to Stay in New England
You finally got time to vacation, and you're heading to New England. Trouble is,
you're not quite sure whether you should stay in a hotel/motel, a B&B inn or rent
a vacation house. Here are some insights into the best lodging for your needs.

Garden: The Many Varieties (and Flavors!) of Garlic
Even if you grow garlic already, you may not realize there are 11 types with
various named selections of each.  These vary more than you might think in flavor.

Recipe: Wild Glazed Turkey Breast
Recipe courtesy of "What's for Suppah" page, part of the Maine Public
Broadcasting Network

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