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2020 New Hampshire Dairy Month

These days we have a great deal to ponder as our lives have changed dramatically during the past 3 months. Once our every day lives return closer to normal, we need to consider what is truly important in our lives … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Cow Appreciation Day

There is a day or a month devoted to almost any object, event or pastime that you can imagine.  One day each year in July is devoted to Cow Appreciation.  This year [in 2019] the celebrations are being held on … Continue reading

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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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The Legend of Becky’s Garden: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Smallest Island

A legend often has a basis in real history, and knowing the authentic story does not negate its charm. Such it is for this tale of the tiny ledge of rock and ragged growth that sits in Lake Winnipesaukee known … 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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