5 responses to Advice worth heeding
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    Comment on Advice worth heeding (October 11th, 2007 at 05:06)

    Great photo!!!

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    Comment on Advice worth heeding (October 12th, 2007 at 14:29)

    Thanks Shannon!

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    David Hathaway
    Comment on Advice worth heeding (November 2nd, 2007 at 20:11)

    In northeastern Vemont, where I reside, we have a fifth season – it falls between winter and spring and is known as “mud season”. Many dirt (mud) roads become almost, if not entirely, impassable. Log trucks are banned during this time,but milk trucks and school buses are allowed to travel the roads (if they can make it). The late Francis Coburn tells the story of a man walking along the side of a road during mud season and sees a hat lying in the road. He promptly picks up the hat and sees the head of his neighbor. “You’s in trouble, ain’t ya Francis” the man asked his neighbor. “Nope”, Fransic replied. “I still got my horse under me”

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    Comment on Advice worth heeding (November 3rd, 2007 at 01:17)


    NE Vermont sounds pretty remote–do you have to deal with a lot of those non-gravel dirt roads in your neck of the woods? Or are most of them gravel/paved? I bet that is beautiful country.

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    David Hathaway
    Comment on Advice worth heeding (November 4th, 2007 at 06:11)

    In response to the inquiry about the roads, many of them are still dirt/gravel and when the frost goes out in the spring they are a mess. The area is affectionately called the Northeast Kingdom and many say the area is what Vermont used to be. And yes, it is very beautiful country. I would just like to add that I recently discovered this website and it is spectatcular. I’ve been reading a great deal about the Amish lately and am fascinated by their lifestyle and hope to visit the area someday. Several years ago two Amish gentlemen came to our area to participate in a demonstration of horse drawn farm equipment. Their host for the weekend brought them into my feed and farm supply store and introduced them to me and my employees.

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