Musing From Mission Farm

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November 22, 2016

Finally!

By Rev. Lee Alison Crawford, Vicar For the past week, down here on the farm, we have been running around like squirrels putting up acorns for the winter. All the projects left unfinished from the summer and fall need to be completed now as we…

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August 24, 2016

Gravity

By Rev. Lee Alison Crawford In the end, gravity always wins. For about 60 years, the barn that Oren Bates built has been a fixture on the Mission Farm property. One notices it even as one barrels by at 50 m.p.h. over on Route 4….

Turnings of the season
Musing From Mission Farm
December 29, 2015

Turnings of the season

Facebook recently instituted a welcome (or not-so-welcome) feature that brings up photographs and memories from prior years. Consequently, knowing that snow amply covered the ground at this time last year and the year before is inescapable. Last year, we were in the midst of a…

Musing From Mission Farm
July 22, 2015

Unfolding years

Even though Mission Farm Road gives the semblance of being a private road, it is a mile-long town road (TH#38) that bypasses an otherwise unremarkable (save the Skyeship base lodge) stretch of Route 4. Traffic varies from very few cars per day to a burst…

Sound in silence
Musing From Mission Farm
June 26, 2015

Sound in silence

While the intensity of the peepers has diminished somewhat since they burst onto the scene several weeks ago, their din still blankets the evening. Their mating calls at dusk provide the soundtrack for a walk down Mission Farm Road, formerly Route 4. Their noise covers…

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

One amazing bonus of living year-round in Killington is experiencing the incredible juxtapositions that the mountain and valley provide. We can ski for part of the day, leave the mountain, come down to the valley and resume quiet life on the Sherburne Flats.