Welcome to the latest installment of the Fish & Game Quarterly: The Vermont Issue. Calling our digital zine a Quarterly is a bit of a stretch as we’ve had a few pauses along the way, yet we persist. We’ve failed to be consistent in putting out an issue each and every quarter, and when we do succeed in delivering a true quarterly, we often fail to hit the beginning of the quarter, as in this case, sending a spring issue in late May. full post>
Vermont played a crucial role in my upbringing. My immigrant grandparents, avid practitioners of the American Dream, decided once their talents and hard work began paying off that they needed a weekend ski house. So the year before I was born they bought a funky old farmhouse by a brook situated near both Stratton and Bromley mountains. The house, built in about 1825, had once belonged to an aunt of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, who had reportedly spent a summer there at some point. Once, some people (presumably Christian Scientists) drove up to the house and asked my grandmother if they could have a tour of the house. “No,” she said, and went back to tending her flower garden. full post>
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YEAR 05, VOLUME 14
STEVE'S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS CORNER
Standing in for Steve’s Existential Crisis this time around we present a photo of our friend Jon Wright, owner-proprietor with his sister Mimi of Taylor Farm in Londonderry, preparing for Easter festivities on the farm. Their gouda is fabulous—especially Mimi’s cloth-wrapped aged version, if you can get it—and Jon recently build a wood-fired pizza oven that they fire up every weekend. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.