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Milking and Feeding and Petting, Oh my!

Oh my goodness!!

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Hehe! I made a new friend this morning :)

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SO CUTE!! The calf didn’t have teeth yet, so instead of nibbling the food out of my hands it just started sucking on them! :) It drew my entire hand into its mouth, lol!

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I was cracking up. Their tongues are like sandpaper :)

And then… I learned how to MILK A COW!!!

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I even got some milk to come out! :)

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We were at farm #4 bright and early this morning for the fun. I’ll be featuring them in a special post later this week as well, with more details about cow milking in particular!

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And then… we went to CANADA!

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We were literally a mile from the border, so clearly I requested we go so I can say I’ve been to Canada now ;)

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Tina and I were pretty pumped ;)

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We just checked out of our beautiful bed and breakfast and are now back on the road — New Hampshire or bust!

While in Vermont, we stayed at the Tabor House Inn, which was awesome. Highly recommended if you are in the area! I’ll be doing a post later this week all about the food we had there (including some recipes!), but for now — pictures of the inn :)

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This bird reminds me of Florida! :)

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I’m in love with this porch that was off my room (photos of my beautiful room are in this post!):

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The inn is open year round, and they also host weddings. Apparently every weekend the rest of the summer is booked with one! I can see why — the house is gorgeous and it has such a beautiful view of the lake!

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Plus — guess what? The owner’s daughter was just crowned Miss Vermont three weeks ago, and will be competing in the Miss America pageant in January! How awesome!

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We’re all rooting for her, now :) Especially since she was sweet enough to put on her crown and sash for us!

Gotta run — we are just pulling into the Ben & Jerry’s factory! Yesssss. On the docket this afternoon is another organic dairy farm, and then an organic veggie farm that offers a CSA (community supported agriculture). Cool!

Stay tuned :)

Comments

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    Love this post! How fun…Love that you stopped by Canada to say hi…I mean why not? The Inn looks amazing!

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    you are such a dork.

    but I still love you.

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    I say hello back from Canada!

    Looks like you are having a blast!

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    Wonderful! What a tremendous weekend. And it’s not done yet! Looking fwd to next post….

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    This looks like SO much fun!!! I want to be a barnstormer :) but I will settle for reading about it. Glad you made it to Canada :)

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    That looks like a such a fun weekend! So jealous :)

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    Ohhh the calf is so cute! Glad you finally made it to Canada, but that’s no excuse, we still need to plan a trip to Montreal!!! :) Glad you’re having a good time! :)

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    Just saying .. those jeans are awesome. And jealous you milked a cow and went to Canada!

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    What a fun post! I like how you guys just leaped across to Canada, lol. How fun!! The baby cow is sooo adorable.

    Jenn

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    ooooh fun fun fun! And that Inn? GORGEOUS!

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    I live in New Hampshire, so it is so cool for me to see/read about things on blogs that I actually have been to. There aren’t too many New England/New Hampshire bloggers so this is interesting for me :)

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    Anne,
    i LOVE these blogs!!! Being born and raised in NOVA, I’ve always had a fascination & appreciation for farms. I think they are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your adventures.
    -Christina

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    Oh, fun roadtrip!

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    It looks like you’re having a blast on the Barnstorming Tour! The last (and only) time I milked a cow was when I visited a petting farm in pre-school. :-)

    I love B&B’s! So quaint and cute!

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    Just catching on your SF adventures here! Loving the info about Organics and look at you – jet-setting over the borders. Keep it comin’…. :)

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    love the pics!

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    I love your level of excitment to have been to Canada now lol. I knew about Miss Vermont from Christina’s blog but I didn’t realize that meant she would be part of the upcoming Miss America. That is super exciting for her. Yeah Miss Vermont.
    Looks like you had a blast!

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