Category: sovt

So… this was part of the secret spring …

So… this was part of the secret spring project I was alluding to a couple of months ago. What is it??? A panoramic barrel sauna, of course. Jesse, Casey, and Miranda have been building a new elevated deck up at the Schoolhouse, and made this magic happen on Monday. When the deck is finished, it will have an outdoor shower, barrel sauna, and hot tub, looking out over the farm. It’s a whole new way of looking at this place, and I’m still giddy about it. This will be a great way for folks to unwind and relax up here in any season. And, I’d like to apologize ahead of time for the fact that it will take me at least 5-10 years to get over the initial delight of taking this picture, especially in different seasons. (Imagine watching the snow fall from in here!) So you may have to get used to a lot of sauna vistas. 😳 https://jmcd.me/2s1ff0w

Winter hair is coming off fast, and the flock …

Winter hair is coming off fast, and the flock is looking scraggly. Another week, and they’ll be short-haired and svelte, ready for the hot summer sun. https://jmcd.me/2Ln2tl2

This rhubarb patch is celebrating its 82nd bir…

This rhubarb patch is celebrating its 82nd birthday! I’m delighted that pie season is upon us, but I’m wondering if anyone has a rhubarb cocktail recipe? (Maybe Shaftsbury’s premier mixologist @cranberryhobbit?) https://jmcd.me/2wPMQPL

Such a buttery sunset up at the Studio last ni…

Such a buttery sunset up at the Studio last night. This spring was so late in getting here, I’m just drinking it in now. All the sounds. All the smells. The feeling of being enveloped by moving air instead of hollowed by it. Good thing the kiddos don’t think I’m a weirdo as I run down the driveway with my arms out, bellowing SUUUUNNNNNN! They don’t know any better, and just follow suit. 🌞 https://jmcd.me/2wJ1mbW

It’s looking like the English countryside over…

It’s looking like the English countryside over here, with Studio Hill in the distance. (Though I doubt voluptuous miniature donkeys are native to those green hills…) https://jmcd.me/2rD1ZOI

Busy day at the flowers 🐝 https://jmcd.me/2G8…

Busy day at the flowers 🐝 https://jmcd.me/2G8oFeX

You can just hear Spring unfurling in the last…

You can just hear Spring unfurling in the last few days. What a relief to feel the green world come back to life. 🌞 https://jmcd.me/2FUpqIs

The flock has left their winter paddocks and i…

The flock has left their winter paddocks and is back in the hay fields where they belong. Spring has been so late in coming this year, we’ve only seen the grass come in the last 4 days or so. Miranda and Jesse made smooth work of moving the whole flock down the driveway, across the road and out to the east meadow. And now the lot of them are spread out in full-munching mode. Happy sheep. Happy shepherds. Happy Spring, everyone. 🤞🐑🌳🌞 https://jmcd.me/2Futdfo

Rolling hills, rolling walls. Very Vermont. ht…

Rolling hills, rolling walls. Very Vermont. https://jmcd.me/2r24Ct3

Sunset at the Studio had a little extra magic …

Sunset at the Studio had a little extra magic in the air last night. My beloved sister-in-law got engaged to a wonderful man, while a symphony of springtime creatures played background music all around them. I lucked out when Piper came into my life, along with her brother Jesse, and now we get Trevor too! We love you guys so much—can’t wait to be up there again with the whole family. @piper37 @coloradopigrig https://jmcd.me/2qVICkp