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Welcome to Quarry Hill's Blog!

Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8th: The Biggest Snowstorm

Yesterday Vermont endured one of the deepest and heaviest snowfalls on record. Cars were buried (I dug one of them out myself, with my son, Andrew, and cousin, Robin; not too easy on my  back today). It reminded many of the deep snowfalls of the Sixties and Seventies -- the way we think "winters really should be, or winters used to be," according to NPR this morning.
But the skiing should be incredible at all the ski areas in Vermont, so if you're a skiing type of person (I only do cross country, and that not for a long time) come and enjoy the fruit of our cold climate, or what Calvin Coolidge called "our invigorating climate."

It is beautiful-- and deep-- out there.

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