Quick side note: For those of you who read my last post about the release of my new and improved blog format—I have run into some (many) technical difficulties. I have been trying to resolve them and it is driving me crazy and I need to take a break from it. In the meantime, I will continue to post here and will let you know when the new site is ready for the big time.
For me anyway. I look forward to our annual trip to Vermont so that I can eat cheese.
A lot of cheese.
Sure, I can get Vermont cheese at my local grocery store. But, I can’t buy cheese from Cobb Hill. And it may be the best cheese ever.
Cobb Hill was started by Donella Meadows in Hartland Vermont and is described as a “live-work experiment.” The people of Cobb Hill aim to “live in a co-housing community comprised of people learning to live lightly on the earth while forming a connection to a community, the land, and a working farm.” It is exactly what you think of when you think of a sustainable community. And, for those of us on the outside who have a strong desire reduce our impact on the planet–it is a very cool place to visit and support.
Just like you would expect on a working farm, they have chickens, sheep, llamas, and of course, cows. And, they encourage people to stop by and see the animals.
They have cute baby cows.
They have sweet mama cows.
The little babies will even lick your hands.
The llamas will look at you.
Their little store is open to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, some fresh vegetables, and locally raised meats. And, their famous RAW MILK CHEESE. I know you can find their cheese at the local stores in and around Vermont and New Hampshire-but it is so much more special to go right to the source to get it.
They were milking when we were there and it was really interesting for the kids to see where their milk comes from. It is amazing to me that many kids have no idea.
If you are in the Southeastern Vermont area and in the mood for cheese—stop by Cobb Hill after a great lunch at Stella’s! You will be glad that you did.