Back in October, while visiting Vermont on quilting business, I had a chance to visit the University of Vermont Morgan Farm. Oh. My. Gosh.
In front of the barn stands a statue of Justin Morgan, the original Morgan horse.
The main barn, built in 1878, is just beautiful. The entrance on the right goes into a gallery with pictures, information, and a small room for viewing the video before a guided tour. The entrance to the left has stalls and more paintings and pictures. On the level below this, there are more stalls, the grooming stall (complete with an electric horse vacuum, which the horses love!), and the entrance to the indoor riding ring. You can just see the corner of the roof on the left side of the barn, near ground level. (I just noticed the clouds in the sky just above and to the right of the cupola--don't they look like stars?)
The weather was warm, but there were dark cloud formations most of the day. Great for those dramatic pictures!
And foliage was just beyond peak, again showcasing the statue.
Just an incredible place. I walked up to the Remount barn where the weanlings are housed, saw the filly being raffled to raise funds for the farm, saw the yearlings in another barn, and just reveled in all things Morgan.
This is the abbreviated tour of the Morgan Farm; I know some of you are champing at the bit (no pun intended) for more quilt stuff. Soon, I promise.
P.S. I am listening to Festive in Death by J.D. Robb.