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September 17th, 2013
One of my favorite things about living in Vermont is that my daughters have become lake swimmers.
Right now, a workhorse of a machine is sitting in my husband’s woodshop. If it works properly it’s going to make our lives a lot easier over the next couple weeks.
I found it last Saturday through sheer luck and good timing. At the time I was out running errands and whining loudly, as I tend to do, about how we needed an electric apple grinder to go with our cider press. (A grinder, or “scratter,” reduces apples to a pulp to allow for maximum juice extraction.)
Opposition continues to be heard to the new Middlebury municipal building proposal, some of it reasonable, but some of it apparently not based on the details of the plan itself.
Rather, some have cited past votes that supported keeping the current site as a rationale to say no to the selectboard’s current proposal. Others expressing opposition seem to be miffed they were not included in the process.
When we first moved to Vermont, my husband noticed something unusual about the news coverage on our local NPR affiliate: there was never any traffic report. To compensate, the weather forecast often ran as long as ten minutes.
Field Days is finished; the hectic last few weeks of August are here, and it’s time for our kids to get ready to return to school. By “our kids” I don’t mean our own sweet cherubs. I mean our collective kids, the children of Addison County. It takes a village to raise a child, right?
And it takes a village to create a literate environment to model for our children that language and learning matter.
So hot, even the dog needed a popsicle....
I posted this message on Facebook last week:
HELP! Mom of month-old baby with a brain mushy from nighttime feedings seeks inspiration for her bi-weekly column on Vermont life. Sooooo: Anything you’d like to see written about Vermont? Any unanswered Vermont questions? Anything Vermont-related keeping you up at night? I’ll entertain any ideas!
My desperate plea generated more responses than I’d expected; unresolved Vermont issues are apparently keeping some people up at night.
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