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What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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Tonight, Aug. 27:
In Woodstock-"Artifishal" film screening at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre 6 p.m.
In WRJ-Tuesday Jam Sessions at The Filling Station Bar and Grill Saturday, Aug. 31 -Customer Appreciation Day at Wellwood Orchards, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE: MAGIC SHOW by TOM JOYCE from 10am to 11 am PLEASE NOTE: The Games and food will begin AFTER the magic show. *See your Local Police and Fire Departments *Face Painters Extraordinaire- Linda Weiser and Tammy Kendall! *Enjoy Balloon animals with "Cheryl the Clown" *Live music by the Imperfectionists! *Family Photographs by Mike and Sam Clark *Meet Our own Official Vermont Apple Lady! FREE: hotdogs, chips, water, kids games, petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, contests, wagon rides, photos and prizes. NO DOGS ALLOWED.  Famous Cider Donuts will be made on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  -Labor Day Party in Springfield Saturday,  noon-8 p.m. Trout River Brewing is hosting a party with Goodman's American Pie serving pie…

Vermont Overland is on Sunday-Benefits the Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf

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Watch for Vermont Overland Bike Riders on the roads this weekend. Course Map
Race Weekend ScheduleSaturday, August 24, 2019: Recon Rides with the Pros:  Sat 8/24 at 1 pm.  Casual rides heading in different directions led by the pros.  They'll head out to different pavĂ© sectors and back.  1-1.5 hours.  Note:  while casual for sure, these are NOT no-drop rides so have your nav working!    Number pick-up and pre-race Party:  2-7 pm on Saturday 8/24 at 419 Bailey's Mills Road, Reading.   Come do the Ride with the pros and then stick around and grab some mouthwatering chow and local craft beer from the Trail Break Taps + Tacos Food Truck Saturday, August 24, 2019: Registration opens at 7 AM 419 Bailey’s Mills Road, Reading, VT9 AM Start.   SAG STOPS AT Brownsville Butcher & Pantry and Reading / West Windsor Food Shelf 43.1 Miles, 5,500' climbing Follow event updates on the event Facebook page
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Freezer Peach Recipe-You'll Love them in the Winter

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Peaches in VERMONT-- Ummm YES!!! And they're YUMMY too! So you've picked some peaches. Now what? How about freezing them to enjoy at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, or any cold rainy/snowy day this fall/winter. We grow the Reliance variety and have been extremely happy with our trees for close to 30 years. At harvest time, we turn our kitchen into a production line for peaches.Step 1. Make the Syrup
The syrup is really easy to make. I make mine in a 1:2 ratio. 1 Cup Sugar/2 Cups water. I usually make 10 -12 cups if I have a lot of peaches to freeze. Measure out the water. Add the Sugar. Bring to a boil and set aside. If you make too much, just put it in the fridge (about one week) and use it the next time you freeze peaches. My peach harvest usually lasts 3-4 weeks.
Step 2. Sort your peaches. I pick out the ones that are slightly soft to the touch and fairly pink Step 3. Remove the Skin
Boil the peaches for a few minutes until you can see the skin shedding. Step 4.Ice the peaches
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Easy Freezer Pickles-Another Recipe from Nancy's Kitchen

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My cucumbers are exploding. I can't eat them ALL fresh so what's a cucumber lover to do? Freeze them! It's so easy. Easy Freezer Pickles 1 cup white vinegar ¾ cup water ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp salt (This enough for one or two freezer containers.) I scale up depending upon how many cukes I have to process. Add store bought pickle spice (about a tablespoon) to taste. Wash, peel and slice cucumbers (I use a mandolin to slice evenly and quickly) Put into clean freezer containers. Pour the slightly cooled pickling juice (from above) over the cukes, cover/seal, cool and put into the freezer. They last about 6-8 months in the freezer-probably longer but ours never last that long. How easy was that?

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield VT

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Get your calendars out. Failla Vineyards Wine Paired Dinner in Perkinsville Saturday, Aug. 24 6-9 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting their TOAST wine paired dinner  6 pm for tastings and kitchen nibbles and 7-9 pm for a three course paired dinner featuring Failla wines from California. $75 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Stay the weekend and enjoy 20% off your room rate on Saturday. Call (802) 263-9217. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c7856c_43bb83c83f1d40e9a8b21cbb79f2daac.pdf Baby Goat Yoga at Wellwood Orchards Saturday Aug. 24 10-11:15 a.m.. Call Aggie to reserve your spot 603-847-3330 Customer Appreciation Day at Wellwood Orchards Saturday, Aug. 31 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE: MAGIC SHOW by TOM JOYCE from 10am to 11 am PLEASE NOTE: The Games and food will begin AFTER the magic show. *See your Local Police and Fire Departments *Face Painters Extraordinaire- Linda Weiser and Tammy Kendall! *Enjoy Balloon animals with "Cheryl the Clown" *Live music by the Imperfectio…

Baby Goat Yoga Saturday Aug 24 10-11:15 am-At Wellwood Orchards in Weathersfield Vermont

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Yoga Instructor, Aggie is hosting Baby Goat Yoga at Wellwood Orchards on Saturday, Aug. 24  10:00 AM to 11:15 AM. (Contact Aggie @ 603-847-3330 with questions or email yogiaggie4u@gmail.com) Please call or email to secure your spot, space availability is 42 people. This ‘gentle, restorative’ baby goat yoga class will be adapted for all. All levels of ability and experience will be honored. This practice will encourage improved breathing, balance and alignment, while increasing strength and flexibility with deep relaxation; while most importantly bringing your youthful open heart to the mat.   The class is 75 minutes in duration. The cost is $15.00 per person Some tips: Bring your own yoga mat. Aggie has a limited quantity available to borrow (there will be a $5.00 fee for cleaning) She has straps and blocks to share. Bring your own if you like. Wear comfortable clothes that do not constrict your movement. The weather is always different at the orchard and usually a little cooler…

Upper Valley Songwriter Releases Her First CD-"Bottle Collection" by Jenna Rice is out now.

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Hartland's own Jenna Rice hosted a CD release party on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the ArtisTree in South Pomfret VT. The room was packed with friends, supporters and music lovers. Bottle Collection, her first album/CD was out on Thursday and can be purchased online at CD Baby. Or if you are local you can hit her up on FB with a direct message and she'll send you copy. The title track from her CD Bottle Collection.
She performed the album in its entirety on Saturday night with some help from other local area musicians and friends: Steven Drebber on drums, Peter J Meijer harmonica, Evan Antal bass, and Libby Kirkpatrick vocals. Her songs are written from the heart and tell of some deeply moving experiences she's had in her young life. She has since moved from Hartland to Weathersfield where she lives on a small farm with some pigs, sheep, ducks, turkeys, chickens and her singer songwriter partner Greg Goedewaagen. Greg Goedewaagen and Peter J Meijer opened the show. PHOTOS from the p…