Friday, July 24, 2009

Not camping and need a place to stay?

For those coming in from out of town who feel tent camping in October leaves a little to be desired, here are some suggestions:

This is a B & B right down the road in Fair Haven, and the precious sounding woman who runs it told me she had 4 rooms, all with private baths available that weekend.

If you want a B & B in Rutland, this one is really nice, but hurry, they only have 2 rooms left that weekend, and they only book 2 or more nights, and the guy I talked to didn't sound precious at all.

Yeah, I know that's a long freakin link there, but it's the Hampton Inn in Rutland. It seems to be the newest and best hotel around here and they have about 20 (minus one, I just reserved one for my mother) rooms out of their 80 something available.
It's a really popular weekend, what with the leaves and all.

And let's not forget the really, really big wedding tent with sides where, if you wanted to, you could blow up an air mattress and have a slumber party .....or something.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let Them Eat Pie!

I just love the internet. It never ceases to humor, enthrall and amaze me. I wanted to find a photograph of pies for this post and within five minutes was chuckling out loud.
First of all...for a little serious history of the apple pie we go to and learn of the origins of pie.
Glenn enjoys cooking and eating apple pies, so I know he'll be making some for our event.
Me....well, I was looking for something a little different - something that was really me.
And, as usual, the internet came to the rescue with this delight -
I am so set!
And for any other of our amazingly talented friends who want to jump on the pie-making bandwagon, here is a sight anyone can follow!

And last but not any means, is this sight that will give all of us ideas on campfire cuisine

How's about that Billy's Beer Butt Chicken!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Triquetra (pronounced /traɪˈkwεtrə/) is a word derived from the Latin tri- ("three") and quetrus ("cornered"). Its original meaning was simply "triangle" and it has been used to refer to various three-cornered shapes. Nowadays, it has come to refer exclusively to a certain more complicated shape formed of three vesicae piscis, sometimes with an added circle in or around it. This has been used as a symbol of things and persons that are threefold.

Celtic cultures use the triquetra either to represent one of the various triplicities in their cosmology and theology (such as the tripartite division of the world into the realms of Land, Sea and Sky), or as a symbol of one of the specific triple Goddesses, most notably Brigid, representing the mother, the maid and the crone.

This widely recognized knot has been used in for the past two centuries a sign of special things and persons that are threefold as in Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Past, Present and Future, Mind, Body, and Soul.

Glenn is making our rings of three interlocking bands.

It's great to be marrying a metal man!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Moments in The Meadow

What a fabulous camping day in the meadow this past weekend!
After ALL the rain Vermont has gotten this season, I thought for
sure we would be washed out, but as you can see the force was
with us.
The rains have made the meadow lush, the wildflowers abundant
and the critters aplenty (good and bad). We are now feeling pretty
good about our decision to have our mergefest in October. You
can always put on another layer, but there is not an awful lot
you can do bout the bugs this time of year.
Still, it was stunning.
And about that last shot:
- in the tin can are the wildflowers in bloom right now
- tree parts make great coffee tables
- red clay from North Carolina makes a great conte' crayon
- that's not flat beer in the Magic Hat glasses
- Glenn likes his fire double
- sure, some people have second homes in Florida, but are they orange
with an exclamation point?