August 3rd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
It's been such a hot, dry summer in Vermont this year. I know (from following fellow Vermonter, Bill McKibbon's work at 350.org) there is much to fear with global warming. Bu I can't complain about getting the world's best sweet corn a month early this year.
Stop by this quaint farmstand on Vermont Route 142, at the Massachusetts border if you're looking to grace your dinner table with a fresh, local delicacy. You won't be disappointed.
April 1st, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Our good friend Annette owns Malhana Farm on Pond Road, just down the street from Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture in Vernon, Vermont.
When we first started out in business, Annette let us use part of her farmhouse as a showroom and office. In return we did occasional chores like feeding the chickens or bringing in firewood. One March morning our salesperson Susan Holmquist got to work around 8am and was pressed into service helping to pull a new colt out of his mother's womb! I was so jealous that day.
Anyway, March is baby horse month and Annette's (actually Jeff and Andrea's) newest baby just arrived 3 days ago. Isn't she beautiful? She's really tall. It's amazing Copper carried her around so long– a month past her due date.
Everyone in Vernon stops in the middle of the road as they're going by Malhana Farm now. The whole town ached for Copper as she stood out there in the pasture so stoically, getting bigger and bigger every day. We're all excited to see her with her beautiful new baby and know they are both doing well. Horse lovers can find additional photos on Pinterest.
March 30th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Vermont Farmhouse Tables are exploding in popularity, not only in New England but all across America. Many artisans working throughout Vermont specialize in reclaiming and rejuvenating antique barnwood and transforming it into artistic dining tables, coffee tables, extension tables, cupboards, buffets… even beds. The result is unique, custom made furniture filled with warmth, charm and American history.
And farmhouse tables aren't just for country decor. Interior designers and home owners are discovering the authenticy that real American barnwood brings to modern metropolitan homes in Manhattan, Boston, Washington, DC and even as far away as Los Angeles. Apartment Therapy, for example is a good one for showcasing some of the best interior designs that combine traditional farmhouse tables with modern, contemporary chairs.
We've created a Reclaimed and Rejuvenated Pinterest Board to display some of the interior design ideas we're seeing for Vermont Farmhouse Tables handcrafted from antique barnwood. Check it out and let us know what you're doing with these unique, custom made pieces of Americana.