|The Shelburne Estate Main Residence -- now The Inn (credit: Marshall Webb)|
|Lake Champlain shoreline.|
Two weekends ago, my mother and I
went to Burlington,Vermont
to visit my daughter at college.
Have you been to the area?
(It takes your breath away.... stunning.)
|The Farm Barn (credit: Oprah Moore)|
While there I took my mother to see
-- a stunning 1,400 acre
historic farm built in 1886
by Dr. William Seward and his wife,
Lila Vanderbuilt Web.
Their original farm was created as a model
agricultural estate sitting on 3,800 acres
along the shoreline of
Lake Champlain, Vermont.
|The Coach Barn (credit: Stephen Straub)|
Frederick Law Olmstead Sr. was the landscape architect
for the grounds and Robert H. Robertson was the architect
of the residence and four major barns.
The estate is now a non-profit working farm
that provides conservation education
to students and the community in
which it resides. In 2001 it became
a National Historic Landmark ... and rightly so!
The property has a main estate house
(now an inn where you can stay)
and several barns --- the main one ---
my favorite, I know, shocking right?
|Sheep grazing in the fields above the main barn. (credit: USAToday)|
These photos do not do it justice.
It is simply breath-taking ---
with the shoreline of Lake Champlain,
the Green Mountains of Vermont,
and the Adirondack mountains across the lake
all add up to make this place
|Mount Mansfield in the distance at Stowe.|
|The formal gardens along the lakefront (credit: Shelburnefarms.org)|
|Sailboat in the waters with the Adirondack mountains in New York as a backdrop.|
|The Brown Swiss dairy cows that graze the fields at Shelburne. (Credit: ShelborneFarms.org)|
Have you been to this wonderful place?
If not, make it a point to see it someday.
You will not be sorry!
For more information, link here:
|(Note: all photos were taken by me unless caption credited)|
UPDATE on the
A couple posts ago I commented on my
frustrations with Blogger's Feedburner
and that it was not delivering emailed posts
to my subscribers. Well, I am happy to say that
the problem was resolved!
Apparently, Feedburner was abandoned by Blogger
and thank goodness, a fellow blogger out there
shared this with her readers which I happened to stumble
upon through a web search. Thank you, Jane Friedman wherever you are! Here is the link to her post in case it helps you as well. LINK
I decided to upload BlogLovin' and they picked up the slack
and automatically resumed the email list my blog had and
they are now sending the emailed posts to my subscribers.
THANK YOU BLOGLOVIN' !!!