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2010 Fall Photo Contest Winner

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This blog is a first for me in a couple of ways: I haven’t written for a blog... Read More »

A “Way Out” solution to black flies and more…

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Finally! It’s spring (sort of) in our neck of the woods. And let’s face it, after what seemed... Read More »

A Cornmeal Heirloom

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What I always noticed first when Josie cooked were her hands. Her fingers were slender but gnarled, like... Read More »

But Wait, There’s More…

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Environmentally-conscious Way Out Wax isn’t only for buggy outside situations; Way Out Wax’s Clean Air product line for... Read More »

Cape Cod: A Place and a Dream

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I think I must have been about eight years old the first time I felt the Atlantic Ocean... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: The Beginning

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Recent college graduate and former Yankee intern Josh Allen, spent last summer as a sea kayak guide in... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 2

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Monday There should really be more than three “types” of skiers. When you go into a mountain rental... Read More »

Endless River Flow

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Overflowing river banks, Rolling down with ease, Never work to roll down stream, Are carried all the way.... Read More »

Let Them Eat Pancakes!

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“Well, they’re certainly not Yankees!” determined my mother as she watched in horror, out of the corner of... Read More »

Maine Reflections

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In Maine, virgin soil is still tilled as I walk; oxen strain to pull a large fieldstone from... Read More »

Mermaids

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Ten years ago during our annual summer vacation in Round Pond, Maine, our daughters, 12 and 14, ran... Read More »

Mount Hunger

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I only met her once. I remember thinking she looked like a witch. She looked a little bit... Read More »

New England Blue

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The last day at the beach. Again. How many years have we observed this ritual? At least a... Read More »

New England’s Avian Superhighway

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The Connecticut River links four of New England’s six states along its 410 miles, starting at the northern... Read More »

Photographing Red Foxes

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I consider myself a naturalist, and I’ve found myself on a continuous quest to learn about and to... Read More »

Poems and Paintings

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Editors Note: This week we have a special treat. Along with two poems by Elizabeth Potter, we also... Read More »

Poetry of Claire Hersom

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Anadama Bread   Winter was the worst. The farm windows iced inside, wind howled down off the upper... Read More »

Poetry of K. A. Markee

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The Blind On Sundays too he would rise before dawn and brew a pot of coffee over the... Read More »

Rising Tide on Plum Island

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Plum Island was deserted except for a slightly offbeat mother, her twelve-year-old daughter and four young sons, including... Read More »

Running of the Brides

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Amy Bidder shares her first-hand experience at The Running of the Brides event—a unique, annual bridal sale held... Read More »

Starving off the Land: Figuring out first-hand food

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I always thought of myself as a city mouse, but it wasn’t until I left Manhattan for a... Read More »

Summer Place

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A burnt house stood deep in the woods near my childhood Connecticut home. During the summers of the... Read More »

The Cape House

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The corner house on Cove Street was a castle atop a hill. Overlooking the bay, it was a... Read More »

The Healing Touch

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To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. -attributed to Hippocrates I saw Mr. C’s last name... Read More »

Three Days at Yale

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“The first time I came here, I left my car running in case I wanted to leave immediately,”... Read More »

Trash the Trash

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My fiancée Samantha Smith and I recently became one of three finalist couples for Clay Hill Farm’s Green... Read More »

What The Heck Is A Garden Hod?

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An unusual-looking contraption with an equally odd-sounding name, the origins of the word “hod” are uncertain; however, I... Read More »