Saturday, February 23, 2013

Addison Four Corner Store
4934 Vermont 22A
Addison VT 05491

Every small town around here has their little local country store.  The result is each one has it's unique speciality.  The Addison Four corner store has been one of our favorites.  If you're driving by from Burlington or New York it worth a stop!

 Homemade chocolates!

Home Smoked pepperoni and cheese!

 Awesome Deli sandwiches!
The breakfast sandwiches are worth the stop.   They are made with real maple syrup.

Home baked goods.  The tiny cider donuts are they best.



Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Photo Booth

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The Swamp. Whiting.  by C.A.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Photo Booth

First Snow. Ripton

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

 The Ripton Country Store.  
The heartbeat of a small town.

        I think the heart beat of most Vermont towns are their country stores, almost every town has one. They are local gathering places and the source of the town news.  They are the life saver when you forgot an onion or canned clams for a recipe.  They are a comforting glow on a stormy winter evening when you could barely make it home up the windy, snowy roads. They are always a novelty to "The Out of Stater" visitor and a source of local pride.

                  Notice the Bus Stop Sign, a newer addition to the importance of the town store.


Do you see anything?   It's always been this way....


There's quite a variety of things you can find for sale here.   When my Husband was a little boy he loved to come in and check out the knives,  I still see the little boys doing it.   It's so cute.

This is our post office and the town pride.  A few years ago it was closed.   Many of the town's folk got together wrote letters and protested.   It worked and it was reopened!  ( We'll see for how long)

We love our little store, be sure to pop in for a visit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Photo Booth   

Salisbury.  by A.C.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

 Mushroom Hunting

The Last Call 

 Mushroom hunting season is drawing to a close.. Here a few late edible bloomers we spotted while walking around the woods. Remember always do your own research before deciding to feast on wild fungus delights. Don't use this site for making your final decision,  I'm a beginner too.
Lion's Mane
Look for on dead or dying hardwoods, especially the Beech Tree.

Shaggy Mane
Look for them in short grass.  If you see them collect them quick, they go by very quickly!                                                                  

Puff balls are spotted!

Puff Ball
Make sure when you cut them they are all white inside.

What have you found during your walks in the woods?

Friday, October 5, 2012


O Husband October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O Husband October morning mild,
begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.

Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.

Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-
 For the grapes' sake along the wall.
-Robert Frost.

Here's to the Fall!