LATEST NEWS

Our amazing wetlands

In the past month there have been numerous groups who have featured our story. This is from Vermont's farm to plate: http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/features/wetlands-ecosystems-benefit-the-food-system#.V3B8vfT3b

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Summertime!!!!!!

Fran's children: Love the color and happy faces. It brings me joy!!! Fran Bull from Brandon, Vt, is an amazing  local artist.  She's been creating remarkable pieces for years. Her work is currently being shown at the Chafee Art center in Rutland, VT and in NYC . She...

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Love,  Actually, is all around us

Last night I watched a Canada goose family one parent in front the other as rear guard eating in our hayfield headed for the pond, earlier in the day I saw swallows on their nests, bluebirds guarding theirs, goldfinches and robins all working together to protect their...

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Hiking Moosalamoo

For those of you who have stayed here before you will know that as you walk into the Swallows Nest you see Mount Moosalamoo out the windows. Every year we try to hike it at least once. We started this year at the campground near The Blueberry Hill inn. It was an easy...

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Mount Zion

Last evening a friend and I had dinner at the Lake House on Lake Bomoseen. We drove home in the late evening sunshine and stopped by first the Hubbardton memorial- simple,  elegant , then drove in to see the Japanese gardens at Mount Zion. They are a mere 6 miles away...

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Birdwatching 

It's the first day of summer and it's gorgeous here in Brandon and at The Swallows Nest. I'm seeing bikers everywhere,  stopping to enjoy the sounds and scenes of summer. Fields are being hated, the corn looks like it'll be knee high by the Fourth of July. My flower...

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My love of Bald Eagles

I saw my first bald eagle in my late twenties. I was in Washington state for six weeks one summer in the 1980s. I was floored by their size and intrigued by everything about them. I moved back east and saw my next eagle in the mid 2000s. Every year since 2014 I've...

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Middlebury Parents’ Weekend and Graduation Lodging

We have been so fortunate since we took over running The Swallows Nest to have amazing families join us each spring and fall for Middlebury College graduation and fall family weekends. We're all about Middlebury here. So if you are coming back for a reunion or to...

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Birds birds birds

Here are some awesome photos of birds in our area from this past week:  A loon on Lake Dunmore valued and protected by lake residents. One of a nesting pair, we get sometimes daily updates.  A whet owl taken by the amazing Sue Wetmore. She's my neighbor and...

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