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The Mandatory New England Fall Foliage Blog

When you live in New England, you're just expected to fall in love with fall all over again every year.

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The Cold Weather Burn – Calories and Winter Activities

You can shed some serious LBs in the cold that may make heading outdoors worth the effort.

autumn, Bogs of Essex County, fall, Family, foliage, Hiking in New England, humor, leaves, Life Lessons, Massachusetts, Nature, New England, photography, Seasons, Uncategorized

A Boggy Day in Middleton

Why would someone wuss out from crossing a 6-acre blog? It was not a rhetorical question.

Agriculture in the Merrimack Valley, Apple picking, autumn, Family, Family memories, Farm Fresh Produce, Farm Stands, foliage, Food, humor, Humor, ideas, New England, photography, Seasons, Uncategorized

Apple Picking Etiquette

REFRESH YOUR MEMORY WITH THE RULES OF APPLE PICKING....CLICK ON THE APPLE PHOTO.   Apple Picking Etiquette.

Family, Farm Stands, gardening, Harvest, Life Lessons, Seasons, Uncategorized

It Really is The Great Pumpkin – Competing for the Biggest Pumpkin EVER

At the 2012 Topsfield Fair, a world record smashing giant pumpkin, the first to exceed one ton (2,009 lbs) is encased in a glass mausoleum as the receiving line wraps around the building - who are the people who grow these things?

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The Furry Factor – Transforming Pet Lovers into People Lovers One Animal at a Time

"In the company of the animals they really love, a) all people are much more likeable, and b) people are much nicer to the humans around them."

Animals, birds, Family, Life Lessons, Nature, photography, Seasons, Uncategorized

Give Me the Bird – Birding & Bird Calls in New England

“Obviously a birder?” No I’m not. I just notice stuff flying around me and I use a telephoto lens to compare native birds to the illustrations in my Golden Books Birds of North America guide and to figure out who’s singing what.