Category Archives: Cow Stories

NH Tidbits: Cow Hampshire Revisited

After eleven years as editor of this blog, I received my first “hate you” email recently. You’ll never guess the reason why. A reader spotted my blog title, Cow Hampshire, and it sent them into a cud-chewing frenzy. They mooed  … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbit: Who Let the Shaker Cows Out of the Barn?

In 1863 the cows of Canterbury New Hampshire’s Shaker Village would have been “kept in one of forty-six stalls, in two rows facing each other, with a wide passage between them. Each animal, has its name and place, and it … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: A New Hampshire Toreador of 1920

Bull fights are illegal in New Hampshire, but the animals involved in this story were cows. It happened when a flock of cows with “one track minds” congregated on the Boston & Maine line between here and York Harbor and … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: Claremont New Hampshire’s American Mammoth Ox and Hon Isaac Hubbard

My regular readers know, due to my blog title, that it is mandatory for me to throw in a bovine story from time to time. I came across a marvelous lithograph of a great ox, and heard a tale immediately … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: Bringing in the Cows, by Arthur Corning White

“A precious, elusive element of poetry has gone out of farming with the passing of the old style smoke house, home made mittens, and those great, round, shining, shallow milk pans for raising of the cream. Now, the rural population … Continue reading

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