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Apple Picking Etiquette

Eating the apple in Eden isn’t the only apple-based crime. After a recent trip to three orchards, I witnessed a dire need for a course on Apple Picking Etiquette. And so I present my list of the Top 10 "Don'ts" About Apple Picking.

animal welfare, Animals, autumn, brain4rent, Facebook, fall, foliage, Foster care for animals, Guinea Pigs, Hiking, leaf peepers, leaves, Nature, parenting, pets, Trustees of Reservations

Discoveries Among the Late Autumn Leaves of Weir Hill

My colleague, Beth, used to be able to tell when I’d stayed out of the woods too long. She’d look at me and suggest I get my feet in gear. And yesterday I recognized the need myself and called down to my husband to accompany me. We took a long walk around the Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover, MA, one of the Trustees of Reservations properties http://www.thetrustees.org/.

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A Geezer’s Guide to Riding the Rides at Six Flags New England

Roller coasters aren't the same anymore and neither am I - you're so confined and locked into your seat that the sense of danger isn't there....and so they twirl you around and flip you over a million times to substitute nausea for fear, or rather fear of nausea for fear of coaster.

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Everything I Need to Know About Parenting, I Learned from my Guinea Pig

In hindsight you’ll realize pregnancy and birth are the easy parts, raising good kids takes considerably more time, effort, patience and resilience to pain and heartbreak .