Monday, June 29, 2015

Rainy week

It's apparently the rainy season, or at least it feels like it.  We're experiencing a lot of rain this past week, and will probably enjoy some more during the next, according to VPR.

It's not good news for those of us growing stuff:
Across the state some farmers have reported they're harvesting only half as much hay as their fields normally produce. Others say their corn definitely won't be knee-high by the 4th of July...  
“It’s actually fairly well-drained soil, but with the rainfall we’ve had we’re seeing lots of ponding,” says Workman, an agronomy outreach professional with UVM Extension, as she points to struggling corn stalks sitting in several inches of water. “What we really are seeing across Chittenden, Addison, Franklin counties is nutrient deficiencies in the corn crops and soy corps because of all the rain.”

Up on Pearl Lee, our woods were quite misty after so much precipitation:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Travel honor for Ripton business

Ripton's own Robert Frost Cabins just received a fine award. gave the cabins a Certificate of Excellence, once againaccording to the Times Argus.

The award recognizes the property as top performing lodging and celebrates excellence in hospitality. Robert Frost Mountain Cabins received the Certificate of Excellence award as a result of consistently achieving exceptional traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
Congratulations and well done, Carol and Marty!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ripton bird walk this Saturday

Blackburnian Warbler
Ripton's bird experts will host a bird walk this Saturday at the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail:
Meet us at the parking area. Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars if you have them, and don’t forget bug spray. We’ll walk the trail and identify the species we find there.
Beginner to expert, everyone is welcome!
*For questions call Warren and Barry King at 388-4082
or Rebecca Purdum at 388-9791 

The event begins at 7 am, and will last until 9.

Sponsored by the Ripton Conservation Commission.