Mike Valletta

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“Get the turkey! Shoot, I forgot the mashed potatoes. I’ve got wine! What? No vodka?! Shoot!” Ah, the holidays. We’re all scrambling to get everything just so, scratching off our shopping list item by item only to come home and realize, yes, there’s still more we need. There’s always more that we need! This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time and I too am scrambling. The house is finally in… Read More

After well over a week of being away from Litchfield County in the heart of corn country in Virginia, I’ve arrived back home to Litchfield County. I came to town around 3AM just as the deer were making their way out of the woods and onto the quiet country roads. Luckily, I dodged every single one! This vacation has been remarkable. It was time for me to unwind as well as reflect… Read More