How to Stay Warm and Healthy

Vermonters know how to stay healthy in winter.

Up here in Vermont we keep healthy by keeping busy. Ben Franklin was right; idleness, like isolation, is bad for the mind and body. Do those chores today, not tomorrow. Stand, don’t sit.

Our neighbors are real Vermonters, salty old-timers in the best way, “tough as a ten-cent steak.” In their eighties they still chop their own wood, keep bees, “put up” garden vegetables, milk cows, and tend chickens. They are the real deal. How do they do it?

1.) They stay active.

2.) They don’t spend too much time alone.

3.) They put effort into maintaining their health now, rather than struggling to recover it later, with wholesome foods, plenty of sleep, and moderation in all things.

It’s no different than maintaining the roof that keeps the barn from falling down. Natural remedies help, too. We carry the best, most effective natural remedies and, yes, we take them ourselves.

Think of our assortment as a resource to help you get started. The rest is up to you!

Cabot Orton, for the Orton Family

Proprietors of The Vermont Country Store