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HomeBriefs

HomeBriefs

Showroom grand opening Design Builders and Remodeling Inc. is celebrating the opening of its new design center and showroom with a two-day open house at its location, 904 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees will be treated to free Tom-Tom’s pumpkin pie. “We look forward...
Playing with the ‘kids’

Playing with the ‘kids’

For Courtney Nastri, 16, growing up on a goat farm has provided an education beyond what she receives in school. Since 2004, she and her brother, Dominic, 13, and sister, Antoinette, 12, have helped their parents, Kelly and Steven, raise the family’s goat herd. There are now 16 goats living on the their Seymour property....
Benedict’s home & garden

Benedict’s home & garden

Exquisitely colored hues of orange, yellow and red decorate New England’s majestic trees. Local farms show off sweet and succulent apples, pumpkins and acorn squash. The skies are sunny and clear, with nary a hint of humidity hidden amidst the crisp, cool temperatures. It’s autumn, and time to pick the harvest, take a hayride and...
Grow your own meadow

Grow your own meadow

Even in today’s hi-tech, super de-privatized world of instant, screen-scene living, the word “meadow” conjures up a sense of peace, space, beauty — inner memories of a more blissful time. But often, it takes some miles of driving to find a true meadow, and it might have to be seen from a car window. “Creating...
Great soil, great veggies

Great soil, great veggies

Prepare yourself to look at cantaloupe rinds, potato peelings and used teabags in a totally new way. At a recent workshop on Composting and Wormy Culture at Millstone Farm, master composters Alexis Wilcox and Dana Rozanski gave an entire course in four fascinating hours, from how to make low-cost compost bins to the creation of...
Delectable Delights Await You

Delectable Delights Await You

Summer farmers’ markets are a fantastic feast for virtually all the senses. The alluring aromas of freshly dug potatoes, beets and garlic mingle with the intoxicating perfume of plump, red strawberries and the arresting incense of fresh basil, dill and parsley.
‘Wildman’ Steve Brill

‘Wildman’ Steve Brill

Take a walk in the woods or along any country path or even around the edges of your own garden and you can be surrounded by a farmer’s market of fresh edibles and a pharmacy of cures. Steve Brill, plant-man, author, artist, jokester (who calls himself Wildman), searches, studies and cooks priceless wild vegetation that...