Archive | September, 2012

Sugarbush Farm’s take on foliage colors

26 Sep
The best fall colors in Vermont are usually the first two weeks of October.  A number of things in nature can affect how brilliant the colors are, including the amount of sunshine and warm weather in late August and early September, amount of rain during the summer and whether we have had a hard frost yet.  The other main thing that make the leaves change color is the tree knows the days are getting shorter and so shuts down its color production of chlorophyll, which makes the leaf green and the underlying colors appear.  It’s one of the most amazing sights to watch the hillside near Sugarbush Farm change daily from green to brilliant oranges and reds.
  If you decide to visit the state during 
  those 3 foliage weeks, be sure to have a
  lodging reservation ahead of time
  especially for the weekends, as some
  years there are more people than beds. 
  We can always squeeze a few more folks
  into our farm store and with lots of room for nature walks and picnics and visiting with the animals, you are welcome every day between 8 and 5.
 
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Enjoy the foliage at the Farm

26 Sep

Harvest Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Join us for a traditional Vermont harvest celebration with a husking bee and barn dance; cider pressing, harvesting root vegetables, “putting food by,” and more; spiced cider and homemade doughnuts.

Wagon Ride Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 13 & 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Narrated horse-drawn wagon rides around the Billings’ fields during the height of fall foliage; farm programs and activities.

Foilage looking good

17 Sep

Sunny days and cool nights promise a spectacular fall foliage this year. Visit http://foliage-vermont.com/ to see its progress.