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Simple Fall Craft Idea For The Whole Family!

One Very Simple Craft with MANY creative possibilities!

We found good basic directions for this Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin on www.thecountrycook.net.

Once you review the simple directions, then decide on what look you want, painted or not, more than 1 color, glue on ribbons to the side of the lid tops or add washi tape to them, hang outside and let rust for a rustic look, add a felt or burlap leaf, tie the cinnamon sticks with raffia or not, use a real stick,  use fewer lids for a more open look or more lids for a fuller look, or add little lights inside. 

For more ideas google “Images for mason jar lid pumpkins”.

Have Fun!

 

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    7 Ways to Experience Fall in Vermont

    7 things you need to properly experience fall in Vermont

    7 unforgettable fall activities in Vermont for family, fun and peace.

    By Dan Foley for Vermont Tourism

    1. Fall in love with the foliage

    No fall vacation in Vermont is complete without specific time set aside to view the foliage. There are lots of great locations.

    2. Take a scenic drive

    The entire state is a picturesque drive, but there are various routes you can hit, depending on where you enter Vermont.

    3. Enjoy a day in town

    Vermont features numerous quaint villages. You’ll be swept off your feet by the charm, history and culture of these towns. Perhaps you’ll never leave!

    4. Get arty

    Something else Vermont offers visitors is its unique artistic flair. Whether you’re ready to pack your own camera, paints and canvas to capture scenic landscapes and fall foliage or immerse yourself in an eclectic arts scene, the Green Mountain State will satisfy your artistic appetite.

    5. Treat your taste buds

    Vermont offers foodies an explosion of flavor -in addition to the rush of color during the fall. From world-class eateries to mom-and-pop diners, it’s all here.  

    6. Head out on a hunting or fishing trip

    Vermont has 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat, making it a prime destination for hunting and fishing. There is an abundance of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, moose, waterfowl and more. Grab your gear and head out.

    7. Hike and bike

    The Green Mountain State lives up to the nickname. Throughout your trip here, the outdoors will be calling you. Whether you prefer to hike, cycle or just meditate in nature, Vermont provides lots of places to do these activities freely.

    READ THE STORY IN FULL BY  CLICKING HERE

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      It's Corn Maze Time!

      Vermont Corn Mazes

      Fall has some of the nicest weather and corn mazes are a fun way to get outside and enjoy it!  Below is a list of some of the more well known mazes, we hope you get a chance to give one or more a try.

       

      Great Vermont Corn Maze -  Largest Maze in New England

      1404 Wheelock Rd, Danville, VT     802-748-1399

      Open 7 days a week weather permitting until October 14,2018 - we are not open in the rain!

      Hours - Monday thru Friday 10am to 2pm  Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm

       

      Sam Mazza Corn Maze

      277 Lavigne Rd, Colchester, VT     802-655-3440

      Open 7 days a week thru October. 

      Hours - Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm Sundays 10am to 5pm

       

       Isham Family Farm Corn Maze

      3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT     802-872-1525

      Open weekends starting Sept 22nd from noon until dusk

      Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

      347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT     802-879-5239

      We will be opening the 2018 season on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd!!!!!

      Hours: Sat/Sun 10am-5pm  Come explore our 4-acre corn maze.

       

      Percy Farm Corn Maze

      Route 108, Stowe, VT      802-371-9999

      Open daily 11am to 5pm weather permitting until mid October (we may not be open in the rain!)

       

      Gaines Farm Corn Maze

      6343 Coolidge Hwy (US Rt 5), Guilford, VT     802-257-0409

      Open weekends until October 28th. 

      Hours: Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm (Also open Columbus Day 11am to 5pm!)

       

      Hathaway Farm Corn Maze

      741 Prospect Hill Rd, Rutland, VT     802-775-2624

      Vermont’s Premier Family Corn Maze—2018 corn maze theme is “Man’s Best Friend!”

      Hours Closed Tues, Sat 10am-9pm, rest of days 10am-5pm

      Equinox Valley Nursery Corn Maze

      Route 7A, Manchester, VT     802-362-2610

      Open Monday thru Saturday 8:30 am to 5pm and  Sundays 9am to 4pm

       

      Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

      347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT     802-879-5239

      We will be opening the 2018 season on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd!!!!!

      Hours: Sat/Sun 10am-5pm  Come explore our 4-acre corn maze.

       

      Equinox Valley Nursery Corn Maze

      Route 7A, Manchester, VT     802-362-2610

      Open Monday thru Saturday 8:30 am to 5pm and  Sundays 9am to 4pm

       

       

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        Local Fall Harvest Events

        9/22/18 - The Official Start of Fall

         Have Some Fall Family Fun @ Local Fall Harvest Events

         

        Sam Mazza’s - Colchester  655-3440

        Corn Maze (Open Daily 9/1 thru 10/31)

        Harvest Weekends! (starting 9/22 different activities each weekend)

        12th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In (9/22 noon to 3pm)

        Hayrides to the pumpkin patch (weekends starting 9/22 10am-4pm *weather permitting)

         

        Bristol Harvest Festival - Bristol  802-388-7951 or 802-453-5885

        9/22  Bristol Town Green from 10am to 4pm

        A full day of live music on the bandstand, activities for kids, pony rides, live demonstrations,

        crafters, vendors, and area non-profit organizations.

         

        10th Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival -  Stowe  603-630-4800

        Event to benefit Clarina Howard Nichols Center.

        9/30 at Stoweflake Mountain Resort and  Spa from 11am- 4pm

        Along with the pumpkin chuckin’ contest there will be music, a chili cook-off, cornhole tournament and

        kids activities; all creating an enjoyable fall day. Music for this year's festival will be provided by two bands -  House Dunn and John Smyth. 

        43rd Annual  Old Fashioned Harvest Market -  Underhill 

        The Old Fashioned Harvest Market offers a full weekend of fun for all ages.  The festivities kick off on

        Saturday at 9AM with the Harvest Market parade.  From the great opening parade to the fun old-

        fashioned kids games, Harvest Market has fun for all ages. Great food is easy to find at

        Harvest Market, with reasonable prices, too!  We have fresh squeezed lemonade,

        homemade cookies and pies, maple cotton candy, burgers, dogs, french fries, and more!

        9/29 from 9am to 5pm   &   9/30 from 10:30 am to 4 pm

         

         

         

         

         

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          Fall Newsletter 2018

           

           

           

           

          FALL HOME TIP:

          Lower humidity and cooler

          temperatures make fall a good time to paint the exterior of  your home.

          Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association’s Apples to iPads

          Sixteen orchards are participating in the Apples to iPads promotion this year.

          Visit a participating orchard, find the wooden apple, win an iPad!

          www.VermontApples.org

           

          Adams Apple Orchard—Williston

          Allenholm Farm—South Hero

          Boyer’s Orchard—Monkton

          Burtt’s Apple Orchard—Cabot

          Champlain Orchards—Shoreham

          Chapin Orchard—Essex Jct

          Douglas Orchards—Shoreham

          Hackett’s Orchards—South Hero

          Happy Valley Orchard—Middlebury

          Liberty Orchard—Brookfield

          Mad Tom Orchard—East Dorset

          Peck Farm Orchard—East Montpelier

          Shelburne Orchards—Shelburne

          Wellwood Orchards—Springfield

          Woodman Hill Orchard—Vergennes

          Yate’s Family Orchard—Hinesburg

           

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            July 4th Simple Dessert Recipe

            Simple Cheesecake Tart for July 4th

            Ingredients

            1 package {8oz.} cream cheese, softened
            3/4 can {10oz.} sweetened condensed milk
            1/3 cup lemon juice
            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            5 waffle bowls
            Favorite Topping: cherry pie filling, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate shavings, etc.

             

             

            Instructions:

            In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. 

            Add milk and vanilla extract, beat until smooth. 

            Stir in lemon juice. 

            Spoon about 1/3 cup cheesecake mixture into each waffle bowl. 

            Top with 2 tablespoons of your favorite topping. 

            Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.  Enjoy!

            Keep any leftovers stored in the fridge.

            Direct Link to ItsOverflowing.com for this recipe!

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              Congratulations to all Graduates

              From Pre-School to High School, graduations are taking place everywhere, CONGRATULATIONS!

              Graduating Seniors, we wish you a safe graduation and be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire!

              We wish all students a safe and fun summer!

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