I've been staunchly denying that Fall is imminent, but the kids went back to school today, so I guess there's no more fooling myself. Summer is so short in Vermont. It is well worth waiting for, and savoring though especially with our offices being on the grounds of a working horse farm. Our space sits between a lovingly restored farmhouse and a modern, stately horse barn. Outside our windows we enjoy the view of two of the state's oldest and prettiest trees, a maple and an elm.
While I was thinking about the Fall, I wanted to mention the Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival. It's kind of the quintessential New England autumn event and anyone visiting our state for a bit of leaf-peeping would not want to miss it. The dates are Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 10am to 5 pm at the Union Arena in Woodstock, VT. Over 45 furniture makers and wood artisans will be there doing woodworking demonstrations and offering their handcrafted furniture for sale. There is also a Forest Festival at the nearby Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, where rangers guide visitors through the park and talk about forest history, wildlife and the pathway that our sustainable furniture takes from the forest floor to that of your own home. Vermont Woods Studios will be there visiting with our favorite furniture-makers and we hope to see you there too.
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