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Hands-on dairy farm tour
We are Liberty Hill Farm, in Rochester, Vermont! Tours run Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9 am. Our farm tours are scheduled to coincide with daily chores to allow guests the opportunity to experience daily farm life. Guests will be able to watch the cow milking process and even try their hand at milking! From there, we will explain the journey from cow to milk jug. Guests will learn about the different ages and stages of the dairy cow, from birth through adulthood. We will meet, pet, and even feed baby calves, explore the barns, and possibly even witness a new baby being born! Every tour is adjusted to meet the needs and interests of our guests. We encourage our guests to participate hands-on, and encourage questions and ideas! We simply love to share our love of farming and our animals with others! ***All proceeds from our farm tours go directly to our nonprofit organization, Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education. *** Other things to note: Tours will be held rain or shine! I only cancel if temperatures are below zero, so please plan accordingly! It is up to the guest to check weather reports. No refunds will be given for guests canceling the morning of the tours for weather-related issues. We love all animals, but cannot host guests’ pets, for the safety and well-being of our animals!
Make Traditional Vermont Maple Syrup
Your group (up to 10 persons) will learn the process of making maple syrup. I will guide you through a tasting of the different syrup grades and explain how to grade and bottle maple syrup. We will then try some sugar on snow which you will never forget! Maple sap runs when the days are above 38 degrees and the nights are below freezing. If the sap is not running or we don't have sap in storage, I will boil water (sap is 97% water) for the class. If the dates that we have listed don't work for your time frame, just send me an email and I can see if we can find another time for your true Vermont maple experience. We produce our syrup in an artisan way and you will be able to see this when you sample our maple products. We will have a maximum of 10 people, the sugar house is small, and we are not a giant production house that does thousand of gallons per year. Children under 5 are free. We at most make 60 gallons, most of which I bottle in my handblown glass! Other things to note: Part of the experience will be outside to see how sap flows from the tree into lines hung on maple trees. Inside the sugar house, we'll have the evaporator boiling (sap in season water when not in season). We do not have any toilet facilities- except in the wood! So please plan ahead.
Barn full of Goats
Guests will be welcomed into our barn where there will be a short explanation about how to safely interact with our goats inside the pen. We will then head into our goat pen for your "goat therapy" session! Guests are often surprised at how friendly our goats are!! Our girls are friendly, funny, curious creatures who are very smart and capable of knowing their names and learning daily routines. And since this is a working dairy goat farm every spring there will be a lot of bouncy GOAT BABIES to play with!! While visiting feel free to ask questions, we love to talk about our goats and share what we have learned through our experience as dairy goat farmers. You are welcome to take photos and share them on social media posts but please tag our farm, we'd love to see your pictures! We can’t wait for you to join us on the farm, meet our goats and let us show you why we love them so much! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!!! Other things to note: 1. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided 2. Goats like to taste things, please consider wearing long hair up and no dangling earrings. 3. No pets please unless you require a service animal and then please notify the farm prior to arrival, goats are scared of dogs. 4. There are no bathrooms in the barn, please plan ahead. 5. Please wear clothing/shoes that can get dirty.
Make a Handblown Glass Object
Want to try your hand at glassblowing? It is exciting! Make a flower with a curly stem, flower funnel or a straight stemt or an ornament with our help. You'll experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass and will create a unique work of art from start to finish. I will start with an overview of the glass studio and the glassmaking process and give you an actual demonstration on how to make the item you've selected. You’ll roll the glass in the color(s) of your choice, blow into the pipe, and help shape the piece. After an overnight controlled cooling process, you walk away the next day with your own, one-of-a-kind creation or we can arrange shipping for a small additional cost. Other things to note This experience is open to any one from the age of 8+ If the times available do not match your travel plans let us know to see if we can accommodate you a different day. We require all participants to be masked during the up tick in Covid 19 cases.
Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses
We will meet for a short orientation outside the barn. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are attached to a horse! Q and A is ongoing. All questions are welcome, and we will make every effort to gear the experience to the guests' individual ages and interests. Some may simply want the 'therapy value' of touching and communicating. Some may want information on how we care for the horses. Some may want a demo on how we show them in competition. Energetic guests may want to take a horse over a set of appropriately scaled jumps or obstacles. All can be arranged, and everyone in the group can do something different, as long as I can maintain my ability to be six places at once. :) We can also provide a special occasion for any age guest and his or her celebrants, with appropriate refreshments that you bring along or order here. Other things to note Please dress appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes, please. Sunscreen and bug repellent are handy seasonally. THE MAGICAL MINIS EXPERIENCE MAKES A FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND GIFT!

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Pig Feeding and Belly Rubs on a Scenic Farm in Vermont
At River Ridge Farm we LOVE our pigs! There are three resident pigs we are keeping as pets. Harold, Mama and Wilbur are sweet small/medium sized pigs whose breeds are known for being very social and friendly. Guests will enjoy watching their keen senses and rooting skills go to work, then we will be free to enter the pen and give back scratches and belly rubs as well as learn about upkeep of the pigs and their fellow farm friends. Collecting farm fresh eggs to take home or feed to the pigs finishes the interaction. This event takes up to 30 minutes and is located close to wonderful restaurants or hiking spots for an easy way to “make a day of it!” :) If farm hopping is your goal, there is also a llama farm that offers hiking with llama companions in addition to a horse farm that gives tourism trail rides on their big draft horses. Ask Diana to help with any arrangements or recommendations to fully enjoy this gorgeous part of the Green Mountains!
Hands-on dairy farm tour
We are Liberty Hill Farm, in Rochester, Vermont! Tours run Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9 am. Our farm tours are scheduled to coincide with daily chores to allow guests the opportunity to experience daily farm life. Guests will be able to watch the cow milking process and even try their hand at milking! From there, we will explain the journey from cow to milk jug. Guests will learn about the different ages and stages of the dairy cow, from birth through adulthood. We will meet, pet, and even feed baby calves, explore the barns, and possibly even witness a new baby being born! Every tour is adjusted to meet the needs and interests of our guests. We encourage our guests to participate hands-on, and encourage questions and ideas! We simply love to share our love of farming and our animals with others! ***All proceeds from our farm tours go directly to our nonprofit organization, Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education. *** Other things to note: Tours will be held rain or shine! I only cancel if temperatures are below zero, so please plan accordingly! It is up to the guest to check weather reports. No refunds will be given for guests canceling the morning of the tours for weather-related issues. We love all animals, but cannot host guests’ pets, for the safety and well-being of our animals!
Learn, Improve & Enjoy Intermediate Alpine Skiing in Vermont
Our day begins at 8:30am when we will meet at the Carinthia base lodge of Mount Snow, VT. We'll discuss the snow report, lift/trail statuses, and weather expectations for the day. If rentals are needed I will accompany you to the rental shop and help facilitate that process. At 9:00am we'll take the NitroExpress chair to mid-mountain and a leisurely warm up run down DeerRun (beginner terrain) to the MainBase. Once there we'll ride up the CanyonExpress chair and access a very wide, lesson-friendly intermediate slope called Snowdance. Here, I'll take the 1st in a series of videos of you skiing which will provide the foundation for a movement analysis review, drills and tips. I'll perform on-hill demonstrations and guide you through these as we continue throughout the day. We'll circle around to the NorthFace via RiverRun and take the Challenger chair to the SummitLodge for a mid-morning break. (coffee, tea or hot chocolate on me!) After we're warmed up, we'll decend over to the SunbrookArea via the CloudNine trail for more practice. By 12:30 we'll be back to the CarinthiaLodge for lunch. At 1:30 we'll once again make our way to the MainFace, explore, ski and practice on intermediate terrain. We return by 4:00 to discuss the day's progress and review before-after videos. I'll provide self practice and a skill development plans for progressing to the next level of ski adventures!
Make Traditional Vermont Maple Syrup
Your group (up to 10 persons) will learn the process of making maple syrup. I will guide you through a tasting of the different syrup grades and explain how to grade and bottle maple syrup. We will then try some sugar on snow which you will never forget! Maple sap runs when the days are above 38 degrees and the nights are below freezing. If the sap is not running or we don't have sap in storage, I will boil water (sap is 97% water) for the class. If the dates that we have listed don't work for your time frame, just send me an email and I can see if we can find another time for your true Vermont maple experience. We produce our syrup in an artisan way and you will be able to see this when you sample our maple products. We will have a maximum of 10 people, the sugar house is small, and we are not a giant production house that does thousand of gallons per year. Children under 5 are free. We at most make 60 gallons, most of which I bottle in my handblown glass! Other things to note: Part of the experience will be outside to see how sap flows from the tree into lines hung on maple trees. Inside the sugar house, we'll have the evaporator boiling (sap in season water when not in season). We do not have any toilet facilities- except in the wood! So please plan ahead.
Barn full of Goats
Guests will be welcomed into our barn where there will be a short explanation about how to safely interact with our goats inside the pen. We will then head into our goat pen for your "goat therapy" session! Guests are often surprised at how friendly our goats are!! Our girls are friendly, funny, curious creatures who are very smart and capable of knowing their names and learning daily routines. And since this is a working dairy goat farm every spring there will be a lot of bouncy GOAT BABIES to play with!! While visiting feel free to ask questions, we love to talk about our goats and share what we have learned through our experience as dairy goat farmers. You are welcome to take photos and share them on social media posts but please tag our farm, we'd love to see your pictures! We can’t wait for you to join us on the farm, meet our goats and let us show you why we love them so much! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!!! Other things to note: 1. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided 2. Goats like to taste things, please consider wearing long hair up and no dangling earrings. 3. No pets please unless you require a service animal and then please notify the farm prior to arrival, goats are scared of dogs. 4. There are no bathrooms in the barn, please plan ahead. 5. Please wear clothing/shoes that can get dirty.
The Ice is Right Charters
After determining the target species for our trip, we will meet at a local pond or lake and hike across the ice to a good spot. I will immediately set up a pop-up shelter with a propane heater (depending on the weather). After everyone is comfortable we can go over the use of tip ups and different techniques and presentations for jigging. We will then drill holes and begin fishing. I will always be available to help unhook fish and reset lines, along with answering any questions you may have. All the gear needed for fishing will be provided, including live bait. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Other things to note: -If you would like to keep fish, make sure to bring something to carry them in. I can gut the fish for you on the ice, but filleting the fish must be done at home. -Vermont State Fishing license must be purchased prior to the outing. -Weather is highly unpredictable. I may have to cancel at any time for safety concerns. -Feel free to reach out if there’s a better time/date that you do not see available.
Stand Up Comedy at The Woolen Mill Comedy Club
We are the owners of Vermont's longest operating comedy club- The Woolen Mill Comedy Club! Not only will you get to see our Saturday night show, which includes some of the best touring comedians in all of the country, with this experience you will also be invited to stick around for our private after party to meet comedians, locals and owners of the club!
Alpaca Walk & Interaction Experience - Baby Alpacas
Alpaca interaction and Experience you will hand feed, pet and walk an alpaca on a lead. Learn about Alpacas and how they communicate with each other, how they live in family groups and why this experience is becoming one of the more popular and unusual things to do on your Vermont visit. Fun for all ages, small groups or for sharing a time with that special someone. An hour with an alpaca to wander the farm or walk along the river. Sounds like the perfect date, family time or bring your friends along. Experiences are hourly starting at 10am with the last walk at 4pm in the winter months. Please check our availability on the date you request. You can also meaaage me here for dates and times not listed. Alpaca walk and interaction often sells out especially weekend’s so please plan accordingly. Walks with just your private group are available. Everyone who comes to the farm will have an opportunity to walk an Alpaca as part of experience. This may extend your visit time so please plan accordingly. Couples will each have an Alpaca based on availability. Groups, depending on size will receive up to 3 alpacas. We are currently training 2 one year old males but they won’t be ready for awhile. I look forward to meeting you and hope you stop by.
Make a Handblown Glass Object
Want to try your hand at glassblowing? It is exciting! Make a flower with a curly stem, flower funnel or a straight stemt or an ornament with our help. You'll experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass and will create a unique work of art from start to finish. I will start with an overview of the glass studio and the glassmaking process and give you an actual demonstration on how to make the item you've selected. You’ll roll the glass in the color(s) of your choice, blow into the pipe, and help shape the piece. After an overnight controlled cooling process, you walk away the next day with your own, one-of-a-kind creation or we can arrange shipping for a small additional cost. Other things to note This experience is open to any one from the age of 8+ If the times available do not match your travel plans let us know to see if we can accommodate you a different day. We require all participants to be masked during the up tick in Covid 19 cases.
Cross Country Ski Like a Pro in Beautiful Southern Vermont
Join me at this beautiful, almost undiscovered cross-country ski mountain in my hometown. As a kid I learned to ski here, it used to be a downhill mountain but over the years it turned into a cross-country ski center. It has a quaint lodge, inexpensive ski rentals and miles and miles of some of the most gorgeous ski trails you've ever seen. I’ll be your start to finish host. I’ll take you and your guests on a spectacular day at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, VT. New to cross country? No worries! I’ll help you get rentals, give you lessons, then get you on the trails until you are working up a sweat gliding through stunning, snowy mountain trails, and at a fraction of the cost of downhill or snowboarding. Cross country ski rentals + a day pass cost $43, paid separately. Want a workout? You got it! Cross-country skiing is the best calorie burner I know. Want photos + videos? Consider it done. I’ll document your day capturing your "I did it!" moments on the slopes, and your first time navigating a hill. You’ll end the day invigorated and ready for a hearty meal — I guarantee you’ll sleep like a baby. Best of all, it’s fun! Leave tensions on the snow and create new memories. Beginner to experienced skiers welcome. Families too! Note: If cancellation is required due to low snow conditions you receive a full refund, or you can join me on a hike.
Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses
We will meet for a short orientation outside the barn. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are attached to a horse! Q and A is ongoing. All questions are welcome, and we will make every effort to gear the experience to the guests' individual ages and interests. Some may simply want the 'therapy value' of touching and communicating. Some may want information on how we care for the horses. Some may want a demo on how we show them in competition. Energetic guests may want to take a horse over a set of appropriately scaled jumps or obstacles. All can be arranged, and everyone in the group can do something different, as long as I can maintain my ability to be six places at once. :) We can also provide a special occasion for any age guest and his or her celebrants, with appropriate refreshments that you bring along or order here. Other things to note Please dress appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes, please. Sunscreen and bug repellent are handy seasonally. THE MAGICAL MINIS EXPERIENCE MAKES A FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND GIFT!
Whip up a Perfect Vermont Lunch
With COVID limitations in mind unless it is family or friends we’ll only allow this to be a six-person class. Weather permitting we’ll light a fire and open windows for fresh-air circulation. Vermont COVID cross-state travel restrictions will apply. Whatever the circumstances Linda will welcome you into their mountain top retreat—which, wherever you look will be a stunning view or a picturesque vignette of pond or barn—and Chef Ted will introduce you to the overall theme of the course Then he will lead a hands-on class where you’ll learn the art of making a soufflé, whether for lunch, brunch, or dinner--whether savory or sweet. Even a fallen soufflé will have its place at your table. You’ll also learn to work with phyllo dough to make an incredibly delicious apple tart. Chef Ted’s secret ingredient will be divulged here. Using mostly organic and regional ingredients that herald mainly from VT farms, Chef Ted will let you know about the history of various elements of the dish. As the soufflé also does, rise to this opportunity to fine-tune your culinary skills with a personalized experience and education. Come whip it up with Chef on his Vermont food odyssey! Recipes included. Repeats regularly but contact us to change date, time, or a different class to suit your schedule. Notes: BYOB Please bring a change of shoes. Long hair tied up or back.
Ski Smooth in Stowe, Vermont
A lifelong skier, long time instructor and coach, and backcountry skier John is ready to help take your skiing skills to the next level in one of the most beautiful playgrounds in existence- Mt Mansfield region in Stowe, Vermont. This is a backcountry only ski experience for the time being, please check back on the status of alpine coaching at the resort. Guests with alpine touring gear will explore a popular local glade. Who knows maybe some fresh tracks will be had! For the descents, guests will have access to a coach that has over 15 years of ski coaching experience including mentoring under some of the best alpine and freestyle coaches in the country. Video analysis is utilized to solidify learning for both the uphill and downhill. In addition to teaching all aspects of going uphill in the backcountry, John has extensive experience teaching skiers how to carve, ski moguls, powder and the trees including drills that can be practiced on your own after we leave each other. John has a strong technical background for explaining and showing guests the skills needed. Guests will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to get to the next level.
Kayak Still Waters of VT/NH
We will Kayak the off the radar still waters of Vermont. On our adventure will be on the lookout for Otters, Loons, Beavers and a whole lot more! We will share some stories, have some laughs and enjoy the quiet sounds of the best of Vermont Other things to note I am flexible with the times and dates. Sometimes we meet closer to kayak sites if that fits easier in your schedule. Just let me know what is best for you.
Rid Your Pasta Performance Complex!
Linda and Ted will greet you with a warm welcome at their mountain top retreat—which, wherever you look, has a stunning view or a picturesque vignette of pond or barn. Award-winning Chef Ted will introduce you to the overall theme of the course and then lead a hands-on pasta-making class where you’ll learn to make from scratch ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine using mostly organic and regional ingredients from nearby farms. You’ll also make two fillings—mushroom and shrimp—two sauces—fresh tomato and Alfredo—plus a truffle broth. This is a three-hour class with recipes included. Chef Ted will also talk about the history of the dishes and ingredients. Tailored to your level of expertise this is an opportunity to fine-tune your culinary skills with a personalized experience and education--so roll up your sleeves and come sizzle with us on this Vermont food odyssey! NOTES: BYOB Please bring a change of shoes. Long hair tied up or back. Contact us to change the date, time, or class. Regarding COVID: We will abide by the Vermont Forward state website. WINTER: if you don't have a proper vehicle to make it up our hill, we can pick you up at the base.
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