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New Hampshire Glossary: Neat Stock

Neat stock is a livestock term that may have originated in New England, and was used as early as 1782 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Neat stock was often used as payment and barter. 28 December 1782. Providence Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Cattle: Captain Mason’s Yellow Cowes

June 1st is World Milk Day and this is National Dairy Month, so it’s the perfect day to write about cows and cattle. It is also time for a confession of sorts–the black and white Holstein cow that I have … Continue reading

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Charlestown NH Farmer, Inventor, Barbed Wire King: Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813-1906)

What happened when the cow jumped over a barbed wire fence? Utter catastrophe! This poor joke is a lead into today’s blog story, about the potentate of wire fences–a Charlestown NH native named Joseph Farwell Glidden. Sometimes called “devil’s rope,” … Continue reading

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The Prized Devon Bull of the East Concord NH Sanborns

An unusual postcard came to my attention recently.  The photograph shows a well-built dark bull, on display with a long-handled twitch and chain in his nose.  In handwritten script in the margin is added: “Bull, Nero, No. 8160 winner of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Role: The Cows That Went South

Quite by chance I came across a web article about cows that went south.  Nope, not to Bermuda, I mean … Continue reading

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