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The Way Things Work

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Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to... Read More »

The Whole World in Your Hands

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Robert Forenza calls his Hugg-a-Planet stuffed Earth “the teddy bear of the 21st century.” You can hug it... Read More »

Three Rules for Transplanting Perennials

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Harry Harper grew perennials from the 1940s until 1965 in a windy spot in Eden, New York, where... Read More »

Tiny Trees

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Nothing is more festive than a Christmas tree. Matthew buys small live trees, wraps colorful textured fabric around... Read More »

Tips for Displaying Art

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“Art doesn’t need to be priceless or exotic to create warmth and personality. It just has to be... Read More »

Tips for Flower Arrangements

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Ever wonder how flower farmers and florists make their bouquets so pretty and full? If you have a... Read More »

Tips for Fresh-Cut Evergreens

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Joe Phelan, owner of Gulf Pond Trees in Perkinsville, Vermont (802-263-5458), offers these hints for keeping a fresh-cut... Read More »

Tips for Polishing Silverware

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Want to keep your silver in tip-top shape? The best way to clean silver is to use and... Read More »

Tips to Carve Jack-o’-Lanterns and Dress-up Pumpkins

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Halloween is—after only Christmas—the most lavishly decorated holiday of the year. Neighbors try to outdo one another; schools... Read More »

Tips to Make Old Houses Energy Efficient

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This historic-homes expert shares her tips for making old houses energy efficient.   No matter how much you... Read More »

Tips to Wash Windows

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Nobody enjoys washing windows, but it’s a chore that has to be done. When you want your glass... Read More »

Toys from New England’s Finest

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Delight your children throughout the holiday season — and all year long — with these classic yet innovative... Read More »

Traditional Architecture in A Modern Home

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Also read Sandy Wells’s 10 tips for antiques collectors. Drive just under a mile off interstate 89 near... Read More »

Treat Bee Stings and Other Bug Bites

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One of the downsides to summer, bee stings can be pretty painful annoyances. And there are plenty of... Read More »

Tree Planting Guidelines

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A tree is an investment into the future, so it’s important to give every tree you plant the... Read More »

Treetop Retreat Resources

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Resources Doug Riley, Black River Log Homes, Springfield, VT. 802-885-8423. Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out... Read More »

Treetop Retreat: Home Projects

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Project: Backyard Tree House Jeannie and Gus Merwin’s backyard is 14 acres of New Hampshire woodland. “Peaceful” is... Read More »

Trellis Coat Rack

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Designer Matthew Mead has a flair for creating home ideas that recast familiar items in inventive ways. Consider... Read More »

Turn Your House Into an Energy Star

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1. Effective Insulation [What you can do] Reduce heat loss through the roof by making sure you have... Read More »

Tuttle’s Family Farm | House for Sale

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Lucy Tuttle sits on a patch of grass facing the empty storefront where she has sold her family’s... Read More »

Unity House | A Leed Platinum Sustainable House

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The president’s house at Unity College is no grand Georgian manor in the New England tradition. The walls... Read More »

Used Wood Furniture Checklist

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You’re in the market for wooden furniture, have a budget, and want to get the best-and longest-lasting-furniture your... Read More »

Velvet-Ribbon Ornaments

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Here’s another great entry-level holiday craft. If you can wrap ribbon around a frame, you can make this... Read More »

Vermont Daylillies

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The weather has been so glorious lately and my thoughts are turning to the beautiful corner of northern... Read More »

Vermont: The Matter of an Old Barn

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One of the neighbors has built himself a nice new barn. He did it between noon and quitting... Read More »

Vintage Board Games | Antiques and Collectibles

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To stoic Yankee stock, I’m that most unnatural of New Englanders: a person who wears her heart on... Read More »

Wall Stencil Recipe

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Remember, it’s not supposed to look perfect. Bob LeBeau uses stencil paint to put down the basic design,... Read More »



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