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  • Carrot Greens Salad

    June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Last week was the first week for our Community Supported Agriculture share for this year and it got me thinking about carrot greens.  Carrot greens are most often thrown away during meal prep but I thought there had to be a use for them. I searched the internet, got some inspiration from a number of websites then opened the fridge and built a salad. I used various … read full article

    Fresh from the Farm

    May 6th, 2014 by srsm

    If you live in or near a farming community you have doubtless heard of CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, which enables consumers to purchase local, seasonal produce direct from the farmer. Farmers and consumers both benefit from the CSA scenario. Farmers have time to market their food before the start of their long days in the … read full article

    Picnic by the pond

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    A basket filled with Vermont cider, cheeses, crackers, home made cookies and other goodies brings smiles to Grace and Charlie who welcomed the warm spring weather with a picnic by our pond. Spring has indeed sprung in the Mad River Valley. Signs of the season are all around us; chipmunks are sunning themselves on the rocks, … read full article

    Small Weddings: Budget & Family Friendly

    April 20th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Your wedding should be a very special day which expresses your style and personality, even if you are working with a small wedding budget. Small weddings are the trend these days as couples are opting for a more personal occasion with just family and close friends. Small and intimate weddings provide an opportunity for the … read full article

    Guest Blog: Columbus Day Weekend

    November 17th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    From guests Jessica & David: We spent a long Columbus Day weekend enjoying the fall colors and exploring the area. The West Hill House met every expectation of what we wanted in a New England B&B. Susan and Peter went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The WHH B&B was … read full article

    The Perfect Summer Day

    July 3rd, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Today is stunningly beautiful. Blue sky, a few wispy clouds, a nice gentle breeze and about 79’F.  This morning before I started breakfast for our guests I took a few minutes to sit on the front porch with a cup of tea. I  gazed over the beautiful orange lilies and enjoyed the song birds,  the … read full article

    Vermont Festival of the Arts

    May 16th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Our Artist-in-Residence Charles will be conducting plein air workshops and demonstrations as well as providing individual guidance to both novice and experienced oil painters.

    Spring in Boston

    April 13th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Last week we were in Boston. Having only one full day to discover the wonders of this great city was, of course, not nearly long enough however we set off early to do as much exploring as we could in the time available.  We passed shops and homes decked with window boxes of bright flowers … read full article

    Dear Deer

    November 28th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Deer visit our garden.

    Green Mountains

    May 28th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Rain brings many shades of green to the Green Mountains of Vermont