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A Neighbour Is Trying To Trap Something — But I Am Sure It Is NOT My Bear, & Better NOT Be My Bobcat.

by Anura Guruge


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They have had this small (humane) trap out for the last two nights. I took this picture last night on my 11pm walk.

You can see the TWO blue paper dishes with what looks like dog food. There are three of these, but one is in darkness. They are all OUTSIDE of the trap. [This morning, following the quite spectacular thunderstorm we had, the bowls were waterlogged & the trap was still open.]

I assume they know what they are doing. So, will notice that they have draped it in blankets so that the animal can’t see too much of the metal or shape.

I am sure of one thing. It is NOT for MY bear. Trap is too small. That is good. I do NOT want my bear or bears trapped. I am cool with them. I like bears.

My bear — with whom I connected — on May 26, 2020.


It could, however, be for MY bobcat. He/she isn’t that big & this house is sure on its route. I do NOT want to see the bobcat trapped. I am not even sure whether you can legally trap a bobcat. I do not know — & don’t have the time to check. SMILE.

It better NOT be for my bobcat. IF I see it in the trap, I will let it out. SMILE. I am like that.

My bobcat — from June 24, 2020.


Stay tuned. This could be FUN. Smile.


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(NH) Alton’s Famous Camel, ‘Roger’, Is Now At ‘Charmingfare Farm’, Candia (NH).

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The comment posted on this blog, earlier today.

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Click to ENLARGE & read here. From their, i.e., ‘Charmingfare Farm’, Website, at: https://www.visitthefarm.com/bactrian-camel/


Click to access my post from a month ago.


Well, now we know.

Thank YOU, to the ‘Family Steele‘.

That ‘Roger‘ is doing well is great news.

I will no longer, instinctively, slow down as I go by the farm in the hope of seeing ‘Roger’.

I have never been to ‘Charmingfare Farm‘. I now will have to, just to see ol’ ‘Roger’.

Well, not much more to add, so I will just say: “Roger & out“.


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‘Castle In The Clouds’ [NH], Spring Clean, June 25, 2020 — Painting Back Walls & Cleaning Trolleys.

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Washing the red trolley.


Painting the back wall of the Cafe.

Before & After.


Done. It matches.

Painted the counter too since it was peeling.


Sparkling!


We have been volunteering at the ‘Spring Cleanup‘ for the last two years. This was our 3rd year — at least for Teischan & I. We have also done the ‘Fall Cleanup’.

Cleaning the trolleys have become our speciality. This was our 3rd year doing so. There was only two this year. We have done all three in prior years. This year we had to fisrt remove Christmas decorations from December. It is all fun.

Then I agreed to pain the back wall of the ‘Cafe’. I had NO idea what I was volunteering for — & was definitely not dressed for painting. But, c’est la vie. It was a beautiful day & I am used to going topless. Yes, the wall needs another coat of paint. We, however, had run out of both paint & time. But, it will do for now.

The Castle is opening on July 1, 2020. It is looking good.

We will make a few visits between now & Christmas.

Definitely worth visiting. Enjoy.


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The End Of The Road For ‘Segway’ (As In ‘Dean Kamen’) — & Revolutionary People Transporter.

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Teischan (middle) on a Segway,
at “Clark’s Trading Post” in 2016.


Wow. I still remember, vividly, all the intrigue & hype that surrounded its announcement. It was supposed to revolutionize HISTORY! Human civilization.

Furthermore, it was all New Hampshire — & our local hero & billionaire ‘Dean Kamen‘.

Oh dear. I have only ridden on them twice — both at “Clark’s“. I liked it. I had toyed with getting one. I guess I still can. I checked eBay. They have them. SMILE.

I am in shock. I knew they were not the success that Dean had hoped they would be. But, to kill production totally. I am sure a Chinese company will buy the rights. SMILE.

RIP … Segway.


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Father’s Day 2020 — & A Year Later I Still Can’t Fit Into This Suit Of Armor.

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Father’s Day 2020 (June 21)


May 29, 2019


The suit of armour is getting SMALLER. I am getting older. Same shop. Main St. in Littleton, N.H.


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I HATE The Summer Solstice. My LEAST Favorite Day Of The Year. Tells You That Winter Is Coming!

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.



OK, I will grant YOU that you need to live in the Arctic Circle, as I do, to appreciate this.

The Summer Solstice is TRULY depressing. In YOUR face that days will start getting shorter within 20-hours! Yes, days get shorter as of tomorrow.

I hate the Summer Solstice.

I love, I adore the Winter Solstice. Now that is a HOLIDAY.

Think about it.


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2020 Summer Solstice Is A Week Away, But We Are Having Our Earliest Sunrises.

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.


Sunrise & sunset times are NOT in (& never are) in lock-step. So, we don’t get the earliest sunrise coupled with the latest sunset on the Summer Solstice.

This year the earliest sunrises, at 5:05am, are happening right now — and will be done on June 18. Sunsets, however, continue to be later. Which is how we still managed to get the longest day on the Solstice. But, we are now talking in SECONDS.


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Very Fancy, 8-Dock Tesla Charging Station In Rochester, New Hampshire.

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WOW. The fanciest Tesla charging station I have ever seen — & to be honest, I haven’t seen many.

As you can see from the map we don’t, as yet, have that many up here in New Hampshire. The only one in this neck of the woods, as far as I know, is a 2-bay station in tony Wolfeboro.

Rochester is an interesting choice. Not exactly the richest town hereabouts. Not actually sure if there are 8 Teslas in Rochester in total. Yes, further South. But, Rochester.

Must be a sign of the time — & today Tesla shares went up $84.38 & the stock cracked the $1,000 mark. SMILE. Yes, I own Tesla stock. Alas NOT many. But, my Tesla stock has TRIPLED in value since I bought them. SMILE. Yes, TRIPLED. At the current rate they will triple again. I will then be able to buy a Tesla, maybe used, from my few Tesla shares. SMILE.


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The Famed Alton (NH) Snow Camel, ‘Roger’, May Already Be History!

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As I told you 3-days ago, Roger’s farm is for sale & I could not see any signs of Roger when I did some scouting from the road. I also recalled that I had not seen him in quite a while.

Then, Deanna managed to dig up the listing. It starts by talking of Roger, vis-à-vis Alton, basically in the past tense — viz., “ONCE …”

Very clear that Roger is no longer at the farm. That is pretty clear.

Not sure what the implications are.

What happened to Roger the Camel?


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‘Revels North’, To Their Credit, Stands In Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter.

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This came as an e-mail from ‘Revels North‘ (New Hampshire & Vermont) this morning.

I was impressed, pleased & proud. Good on them. Bravo. Thanks.

Last week ‘Revels’ (Cambridge) proclaimed their support by sending out a musical video of children singing for peace.

This is why I am such a BIG fan & booster of ‘Revels’. Their heart is always in the right place & they know exactly what note to strike.

Thank YOU.

#BlackLivesMatter.


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