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December 2008

December 24, 2008

Dog Sledding [110]

Dogsled4 exxon 12/20/08: Ken Haggett and his 18 Peace Pups are a home-grown dog sledding team in Lake Elmore.  For years now they have been pulling dog-lovers through the wintry wonderlands of Vermont.

Exxon is the alpha dog (left), Dubois is the lead dog who almost died as a pup, and Muddy is a little jumpy.  Each Siberian Husky is a complete individual with unique markings, a distinct bark and an urge to RUN.

Music: Lowell Thompson: Lowell Thompson, "Let Go"

Location: Lake Elmore, Vermont

Watch video on YouTube here.

December 17, 2008

Alison Bechdel [109]

Alisonbechdel_23 12/13/08: Vermont-based cartoonist Alison Bechdel talks about fame, her 25-year old comic Dykes to Watch Out For and her celebrated graphic novel Fun Home. 

Alison demonstrates impressive physical strength and explains why the personal has always been political for her.

Music: Antara, Harbor All The Strays, "Paint"

Location: Bolton, Vermont

You can watch this video on YouTube here.

December 10, 2008

The Bobbin [108]

Bobbin_9 12/7/08: Mommy-owned and operated The Bobbin Sew Bar & Craft Lounge welcomes nursing moms, kids, crafters, novices and community members to take part in the fun.

Whether you are knitting, crocheting, sewing, shopping, hanging out or just observing, The Bobbin will keep you entertained.

So why should you pledge to buy locally-produced handmade goods this holiday season?  Meet some of the artists like Happy Fantastic and Urban Farm Girl to help make up your mind.

Music:
The Smittens, "Baby, Don't You Know." The Coolest Thing About Love

LOCATION:
The Bobbin Sew Bar & Craft Lounge, Burlington Vermont

Watch this video on YouTube here.

December 03, 2008

Moffatt's Tree Farm [107]

Tree_1811/29/08: The Moffatts have been growing Christmas trees since the 1930s.  For three generations they have been patiently cultivating their 700+ acres of land and shipping their trees across New England.

Organizations like Vermont Land Trust and
Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program, also called “Current Use,” help family farmers like the Moffatts keep their land undeveloped and au natural for years to come.

Music:
Pariah Beat
Pariah Beat Radio
"Don't You Think About Me Anymore"

Greg Davis
Curling Pond Woods
"Curling Pond Woods"

Location: Moffatt's Tree Farm, Craftsbury, Vermont

Watch this video on YouTube here.

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