Saturday, September 6, 2008

Norwich B&B "Shear Luck Farm"

I thought I would post some photos from our trip last weekend. It was a long weekend because Monday was Labor day. We went up to Vermont and stayed on a farm just outside Norwich. It's currently not a working farm but they do have a few sheep and they keep chickens for fresh eggs. The food was excellent and our hosts were great. We spent our time visiting the local tourist spots.
Quechee Gorge
is a mile long, 165 foot deep gorge formed by the Ottauquechee River, in the village of Quechee, VT.There was a labor day weekend flea market taking place close to the gorge. This is a miniature steam train that they have drivng around a quarter mile track. We also sampled plenty of Cabot cheese here.Lake Morey Country Club for 9 holes of golf. I'll not tell you our scores.The Cornish-Windsor Bridge was, until this year, the longest covered bridge in the US (A longer one was built in Ohio). The bridge spans between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT. The Connecticut river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire.On the way home we visited a maple syrup farm that taps 6,000 trees every year. We also visited, and got a tour of an Alpaca Farm, "Paris Hill Farm". The owners were very friendly and told us a lot about breeding alpacas. They gave us directions to get to a goat farm nearby, "Oak Knoll Dairy", where we could buy goats' milk. We found the farm and they had about 400 goats. As we had been told, there was a small shed with a paper sign that read "buy goats' milk here". We went in and all that was inside was a refridgerator with a price list on it. Inside the refridgerator was a selection of milk and a tin can to leave your money. We bought some milk and headed home.

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