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Lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you...

The farm offers sleigh rides throughout the winter by reservation. For more information, call the farm at 802-254-9067 or write fairwinds@fairwindsfarm.org.

BRATTLEBORO—Sleigh rides at Fairwinds Farm on Upper Dummerston Road have long been a highlight of the Last Night Brattleboro events, but in recent years the weather has tended not to cooperate.

Monday afternoon, however, was a perfect day for a sleigh ride.

Buoyed by more than a foot of new snow, and with the air at a bracing 30 degrees Fahrenheit, Jay and Janet Bailey put two teams of draft horses to work handling demand from a line of visitors.

The visitors’ reward? A 20 minute sleigh ride through the 40 acres of pastures and woods of Fairwinds Farm. And that’s the way to start a new year.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #184 (Wednesday, January 2, 2013).

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