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Young cowgirls and boys waited patiently in line for a ride on one of our shaggy Scottish Highlanders. Curious Bleu, a red Highlander steer, was kept busy during the annual Miles Smith Farm Day on Oct. 6. The sky may have been overcast, but the mood was sunny as little future farmers rode a …

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MOULTONBOROUGH — This November, Castle in the Clouds will host its annual Christmas at the Castle program. With the theme of “holidays around the world,” local businesses and designers will showcase their skills by adopting a room in the mansion or area of the estate grounds, and decorating it.

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“Where is the fourth pig?” I asked husband Bruce as we fed the goats, sheep, and donkey. The three pigs were part of a litter born three months previously. Sparkle, their mother, had given birth to five piglets, but only four survived.

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Winter has come early, at least to the higher elevations. According to a New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHF&G) report, on October 24, Andrew Carlson from Madeira Beach, Florida was attempting to hike the Appalachian Trail through the Presidential Range when he was overcome by high winds an…

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The phrase, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes,” attributed to Mark Twain, rang true when I rolled out of my sleeping bag to  a bright, warming sun.  The previous day Fran, Reuben and I were hiking in 20-degree temperatures with snow blowing in our fac…

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           “Which one is the dominant animal?” husband Bruce asked over the phone. Without hesitation, I said, “Topper.” We had pastured a small herd of our Scottish Highlander cattle in Canterbury, the next town over from ours, and all of them had escaped through an open gate. Since I was a…

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CAMPTON — The White Mountain National Forest is one of the premier fall-foliage destinations in the world. The U.S. Forest Service anticipates a busy leaf peeper season as thousands of visitors plan to take in the brilliant colors. Before loading up the car and throwing on a favorite flannel…

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MEREDITH — A plowing competition, tractor rides, horse drawn wagon rides, a tractor display and live music will part of the fun at Moulton Farm’s Farm Fest 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday’s fun includes the Granite State Draft Horse and Pony A…

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