...a first date in Boston. Nick had to excuse himself to take a phone call. His cow had fled its pasture. Much to Tara's surprise in that moment, this man she Read more...
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...a first date in Boston. Nick had to excuse himself to take a phone call. His cow had fled its pasture. Much to Tara's surprise in that moment, this man she had just met was finishing his engineering degree at Northeastern, but was simultaneously building a homestead in Vermont.
Fast forward 7 years, and here we are, building the life we only dreamed of.
We yearned for simplicity. Deeper connections to our surroundings and mother nature. A calmer sense of place. The satisfaction that comes from growing food. Creating with our hands. We're a working farm and homestead. Every day at Quarry Brook is a new adventure, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re incredibly excited to share our little corner of southern Vermont and what we’re up to with you!
Our stay at HazelBrook was just wonderful, and more than we could have hoped for.
The cabin itself is cozy and very clean. Bed is very comfortable. Lots of little details made it special - the craftsmanship of the cabin itself, unique art, S’Mores kit on the shelf, perfect little propane stove for cooking. Hazel also left us a dozen eggs from her chickens and fresh ground coffee to enjoy in the morning. Such a treat! Then to top it off, she made my husband a sweet chocolate cake for his birthday (which we were there celebrating!).
There is electricity in the cabin, and running water in a dry sink outside. So convenient! They also have a set-up for a solar shower. Outhouse is as adorable as the cabin itself.
We really enjoyed getting to know our hosts, and exploring their farm.
The location was great - a 5 min walk to the water. You can also hike to the nature persevere La Verna from the property - the trails included some breathtaking views along the shore. We enjoyed local lobster from just a couple of miles down the road, checked out OxBow Brewing (~25 minute drive), and really appreciated the convenience of the Rising Tide Co-Op for provisions.
Chrissy’s in Damariscotta was a great breakfast recommendation, absolutely worth checking out.