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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Scout Your Country Home in Bedford


5. Oddball Day

Buy yarn at WoolWorks (left) or hang with some goats at Rainbeau Ridge (right).  

Pratice your rural lifestyle at two working farms. Sip locally roasted, fair-trade coffee at Near & Natural on your way to Shirley Bianco’s WoolWorks. Bianco makes her own organic wool, teaches classes, and sells yarn from her farmhouse. Get a free knitting lesson (e-mail to book a time) or drop in on a Saturday wool-making class. Break for lunch of the burger and chili variety at The Meetinghouse (635 Old Post Road, Bedford Village, 914-234-5656), then return to the farm for a horseback-riding lesson from trainer Cathy Davis (group or private lessons are $45 per half hour; call 914-497-6996). Finish your day with a restorative visit with the goats, sheep, Kerry cows, chickens, and Red Bourbon turkeys at Rainbeau Ridge.

Published on Mar 5, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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