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It's the winter season of holidays and celebrations: Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year. This year of the pandemic is so different from others. Family gatherings are limited, warm indoor celebrations are banned, and chilly outdoor activities are the norm. Then Mother Nature dumped m…

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ALTON — There are a number of conservation projects occurring in Alton. Belknap County Conservation District and Trout Unlimited, with assistance and support from the Alton Conservation Commission, Camp Brookwoods, and Lakes Region Conservation Trust are involved in planning a stream restora…

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Working oxen is my special joy. My pair of 8-year-old Scottish Highlander oxen have accepted me as their leader. We work as a team hauling logs; they do the hard work, I give the commands. When given the command, "Walk on," Topper and Stash lean into the yoke, walking step-for-step in unison…

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Walking though the bare trees along an old woods road a couple of weeks, ago I was startled by a large bird that swooped gracefully — and silently — in front of me, crossing the road, and disappearing behind a pine tree. I had a pretty good idea what it was, and knew it had perched on the fa…

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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation warns those who are planning to explore and enjoy the NH backcountry this winter to be careful when and where they park their vehicles. Drivers are cautioned about leaving vehicles parked along the roadway. Anyone leaving a vehicle unattended on…

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"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."

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Have you ever seen a full-sized adult out walking a dog, who runs ahead, pulling its owner along like a water-skier behind a boat? This always looked wrong to me, especially if the dog is a 6-pound Chihuahua. Now, after binge-watching Cesar "The Dog Whisperer" Millan on National Geographic, …

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Because of the pandemic, Thanksgiving was different this year. Many gatherings were canceled or limited to just a few family members. That was not the case here at Miles Smith Farm, where husband Bruce and I provide a feast every day for 45 hungry cows. We can't afford to be sick, so we've b…

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Getting outside this winter is going to be essential as we double down in various levels of seclusion. Short walks will help keep you open to the wide world. The other day, I started to drive down Route 113 from Conway toward Madison and decided to visit the Madison Boulder. I hadn’t been th…

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GILFORD — Since the abrupt end of Gunstock Mountain Resort's winter season in March, the team has been working to make changes throughout operations to protect skiers and riders from the risks of COVID-19.

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As winter approaches, this farmer's annual war on ice is getting started. It might seem that a cattle farmer's first concern in winter would be keeping her cattle warm, but most cattle would laugh at the cold (if cows could laugh). As long as they have a place to shelter from bitter winds, m…

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Harvest season has arrived, and all the animals in New Hampshire are busy storing up their reserves for the long winter that is ahead. Whether they’re hoarding food away for later consumption, or putting on a thick layer of fat to live off during the winter, now is the time for action, and t…