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Meet New Hampshire’s owls


As the days get longer, songbirds begin to whistle their spring tunes. But it’s not just the daytime birds that herald the change of season. Up to...

‘We put salt on our drinks, not our roads,” quipped a Phoenix native, who had the misfortune of visiting Chicago on a recent frigid day when the...

Borrowing a bull to make babies


If a farmer wants to breed her cows, then at least one bull is required for “natural breeding.” We like our calves to be born in April and May when...

Happy Ground Hog Day!


Perhaps by the time you read this we’ll know if the ground hog saw its shadow and how much more winter we have to endure – or not!The tradition of...



As we enter the grips of winter, it is easy to view the outside landscape as drab and stark. The trees are mostly dark and bare, the ground is...

Winter’s war with frozen water


Frigid weather came early this year, in November. During the summer, I was in denial about winter but not because heating and electric bills...

When Dena Espenscheid answered an advertisement on social media offering a weekend vacation to an unknown destination, her sister warned her she...

Trumpeter Swan returns to New Hampshire


It has been more than 200 years since a Trumpeter Swan has been seen here in the Granite State, until this spring, when the excitement at the...

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