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1st Snow Of 2020/2021 Winter, Central New Hampshire — October 30, 2020.

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First real snow of this winter. It, to my delight & relief, another Southern Storm. I love Southern Snow Storms. It means those BELOW us get more of the snow. We just got what was a dusting. I took a car out at 9:30. Had to scrape the windshield but the drive — and drive — was fine. Very pretty.


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We Still Have Great Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 18, 2020.

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Not unusual. It is still, kind of, mid-October. It has, however, been a LONG foliage season — NOT that I am complaining. I am amazed by the amount of color. To begin with there was a noticeable shortage of yellow. It was all red. Now we have a surfeit. Beautiful to walk through. I am now heading north (actually north east) to Maine. Not sure what I will find there. But, I will, of course, share with you when I get back.


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‘Cow Pat’ Bingo — An Ingenious New Hampshire Invention?

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Link to original in “The Laconia Daily Sun“.


Should NOT be too difficult to work out what it is all about NOW that I have given you the RIGHT term: cow patty.

Clever. I certainly have never heard of it. I somehow have a feeling that we did NOT come up with it. Very good reason: we are not really a cow state?

Maybe somebody will elucidate I.

Enjoy.

Think about it. It could be a very time consuming game. Not sure whether you are allowed to use cow laxative?


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This Is How Bad The Drought Is In Central New Hampshire.

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Look on the other band — where the green grass ends & the brown earth starts. Normally the water would be UP THERE.

This is serious. This is bad. We had a BIT of rain today. Will NOT make a dent.

We are NOT that worried right now. We have a 600′ well. But, some will start to feel this soon UNLESS we get a LOT of rain.


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Neighbour Finds ‘Lobster Trap’ Bird Feeder Stolen By Bears 149-Days Ago.

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You can see one bear getting ready to steal bird feeder.



That was May 11, 2020. 149-days ago. We searched for the bird feeder for days. It was a birthday present & had sentimental value.

Next door neighbor found it way at the bottom of their yard. Quite a long ways away. He/she carried it 400/500 yards. I am impressed.

It is NOT damaged. Not broken into or misshapen. It held suet. So they must have scooped it out.

We are HAPPY. If we can now find the other — $110 — one. SMILE.

 


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Two Other Signs Of ‘Hope’ & ‘Promise’ To Add To Ones I Saw Last Week.

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Original Sign from last week.


The first sign, right at top, was in Boston. Saw it Thursday during my visit.

The 2nd sign is by the SAME folks, up the road from I, who had the signs shown directly above. I don’t know them. Never seen them. Met their dog. He is nice.

Encouraging. Should give us hope. ENJOY.


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Impressionistic Selfie Of I.

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This at SO MANY levels, actual & symbolic, is SO I.

Scary.

Wouldn’t YOU agree. SMILE.


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There Is Now A Sheep Farm Up The Road — & It Reminds Me, Fondly, Of Home.

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You don’t see much sheep in this country — certainly not in New Hampshire. Yes, of course, we have sheep but you don’t see that many.

Now, to my delight, there is a fairly large flock of sheep ‘up’ the road. About 2.5-miles from home. I was thrilled to see them & the setting they were in.

Reminded me of HOME. Yes, HOME. Great Britain. Sheep were such a mainstream in Britain in my day.

This made me happy. This made me smile.


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Apple Picking At ‘Hackleboro Farm’, New Hampshire — October 3, 2020.

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Going apple picking in early October is a cherished, annual family ritual going back many, many years. For the last 5 to 6 years we have invariably gone to ‘Appleview Orchard‘ in Pittsfield. It is closeby (under 20-minutes) & they serve good ‘eats’ in addition to the PYO (i.e., pick-your-own). But, this is 2020 & things are different — especially when it comes to eating out. Plus, due to the severe drought we have had, they, on their Website, was saying they didn’t have many apples to pick off the trees! So, we looked at other options. Then we remembered ‘Hackleboro Farm’. We had been there once, apple picking, a LONG TIME ago. Had to look it up. It was a hike — mainly because it is all back roads. Took us about 45-minutes. But, it was worth it. Fun. Extensive. Plenty of apples. We enjoyed it. Might go back next year. But, that is a longways away.


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I Came Across These LOVELY, UPLIFTING Signs On My Walk This Morning — Made My Day.

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WOW. Very unexpected. Other than these the ONLY signs I see, in this BLOOD RED part of the country is signs for you know whom. I have even seen a noose!

Then I see these, today, for the 1st time IN THE thick of RED country.

WOW. Made me smile. Made me happy. Yes, we have HOPE.


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