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Stuck in Vermont: Building Birdhouses With Steve Hadeka of Pleasant Ranch 

Episode 574

Published April 25, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated September 9, 2019 at 2:28 p.m.

Steve Hadeka has always had a thing for working with wood and, in 2012, he built his first midcentury modern birdhouse and started his business, Pleasant Ranch. A few years later, Steve began selling his wooden creations at the BCA Artist Market: cutting boards, plant holders, bottle openers shaped like Vermont and, of course, birdhouses. In 2018, Steve opened a shop on Winooski's Canal Street. We visited him there to talk birdhouses, drumming, spoons and art.

You can see Steve's work at Penny Cluse Café for the month of May and attend the opening for his exhibition "Riffing on the Modern Birdhouse" on May 2 between 6 and 8 p.m. You can hear Steve play with the new band Matthew Mercury at Waking Windows on May 5 at 5pm on the Rotary Stage.

Shooting date: 4/11/19

Music: Matthew Mercury, "Contessa"

Spazz Cardigan, "Garden"

Photos courtesy: Luke Awtry Photography

Matthew Mercury video shot by Kayhl Cooper and mixed by Urian Hackney

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was made possible by

New England Federal Credit Union

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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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