Summer Party in Central Vermont July 5, 2010 10:56 AM   Subscribe

turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash on 24 July this year and wanted to extend an invite to MeFites who may be interested.

The party will be an all-day affair (2pm-?) to let people drift by when it is convenient to them, but it also helps us as we have limited parking. Out-of towners are welcome to pitch a tent -- or to crash on the floor -- on a first-come, first sleep basis. I can provide a list of somewhat local lodging options if need be.

We'll have a log (small keg) of local beer, some homebrews, and the grill out. Locals are encouraged to bring side dishes if they can. Out-of-towners can bring beverages if they feel a need to bring something. In the evening we'll make a fire so s'mores can be had.

If you are interested in attending:
1) MeMail and I will send you directions and/or answer any questions
2) NO PETS. Sorry. With the llamas we can't have dogs around. Seriously.
3) Please consider carpooling if you can.
4) Bring any acoustic instruments you can!

Hope to see folks.
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM (28 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Pretty sure I can make it and I could put someone up here if need be.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:58 AM on July 5, 2010

so, not to derail, but when does metatalk mefi gatherings phase out, and mefirl phase in?
posted by crunchland at 11:14 AM on July 5, 2010

We're still testing and we haven't figured out how the transition is going to specifically work out. Can we please start up a new thread if that's what people want to talk about?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:41 AM on July 5, 2010

This sounds awesome. Seems nigh impossible, but I will see if I can make it.
posted by koeselitz at 11:49 AM on July 5, 2010

MetaTalk: NO PETS. Sorry. With the llamas we can't have dogs around. Seriously.

I'll see myself out
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:01 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

Pretty sure I can make it and I could put someone up here if need be.

Bring your x-ray machine!
posted by cjorgensen at 12:07 PM on July 5, 2010

I added this event to IRL as well.
posted by terrapin at 12:26 PM on July 5, 2010

Hooray! I am definitely coming! Will memail you for directions and more info. Can't wait to see your place. And can definitely bring some food with me.
posted by garnetgirl at 12:31 PM on July 5, 2010

I can't make it but wave Barre-ward for my nonno e nonna. Thanks.
posted by jonmc at 12:47 PM on July 5, 2010

I do believe I shall be in attendance.
posted by turtlegirl at 12:48 PM on July 5, 2010

I wish I could! Not that I'm stalkerish, but I love living vicariously through your farm pictures. You have beautiful animals.
posted by Jazz Hands at 1:10 PM on July 5, 2010

Oh, I really, really want to, but it's dependent on several factors. So, definitely maybe.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:15 PM on July 5, 2010

What's the kid-friendly quotient for this gathering? I've got two small guys that are mostly better behaved than dogs...mostly. A three hour drive might be insane for my first meet-up but this sounds like loads of fun.
posted by victoriab at 2:44 PM on July 5, 2010

Also definitely maybe as I'll be in Vermont on this date. Depends on how much I want to drive after having driven up from RI.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:56 PM on July 5, 2010

victoriab: Well-behaved children are welcome! The no-dogs rule is because we use our llamas to guard the sheep and don't want them to encounter canines so they will react to predators like coyote. Don't want a friend's dog to encounter the llama so we don't lose friends!
posted by terrapin at 3:20 PM on July 5, 2010

It makes me sad that I wasn't a Mefite while I was in undergrad at Dartmouth, or I'd definitely be in for things like this.
posted by SNWidget at 3:42 PM on July 5, 2010

I'll come if someone's up for carpooling from Australia.
posted by Kerasia at 8:17 PM on July 5, 2010

I'm in Hawaii, I can meet you halfway.
posted by scottymac at 11:23 PM on July 5, 2010

I will be back from BKLYN for the 23rd and the 24th only, so this works eggsilently for me, barring some home construction disaster. I can drive people from the Hanover/Norwich area too.
posted by billtron at 1:32 PM on July 6, 2010

Thanks. That's good to know, billtron, because those who need a place to stay may have to look in the Hanover/Norwich area for lodging.
posted by terrapin at 1:28 PM on July 8, 2010

The local law school publishes a list of accommodations in the area. They list how far each place is from the school, and the school is about 5 miles from us:
posted by terrapin at 1:30 PM on July 8, 2010


The small keg is now a 1/2 keg (5+ cases!) of Wolaver's Organic IPA!

We will also have a sheet cake baked by our local bakery/friend.

And now that turtlegirl has officially completed her MLIS we will be celebrating that as well!

Looking forward to seeing some of you fine folks!
posted by terrapin at 5:56 PM on July 21, 2010

bookrach and I were just idly wondering what would be good to bring. Ice cream? Fruit? Something for the grill?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:27 PM on July 21, 2010

i think grill items will be a good idea. Fruit would also be nice. I have some sausages and plan to make some burgers. we will also make hummus, a tri-coloured pasta salad, and our black bean & corn salad.

posted by terrapin at 7:35 PM on July 21, 2010

Sounds great! I am bringing my broccoli salad, something to throw on the grill, and maybe some fresh veggies in balsamic vinaigrette. See you soon!
posted by garnetgirl at 8:13 PM on July 21, 2010

Awesome time! Terrapin and turtlegirl ~ thanks for hosting and putting up with us all! It was great to see and meet so many interesting people. And, congratulations again turtlegirl on your MLIS.
posted by garnetgirl at 11:36 AM on July 25, 2010

Sorry I was too hungover to see you off, garnetgirl!

We enjoyed meeting some wonderful people and seeing so many old friends.

I was too busy getting drunk...errrr..... hosting to take any pictures. I hope others will share theirs.
posted by terrapin at 2:35 PM on July 25, 2010

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