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Last Child in the Woods

Having the grand kids visit while you are at camp in the summer is important on so many levels. It’s good to build family connections and memories of fun times together. In addition, exposing children to nature (woods, water, wildlife)

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Chickadees – Not Just for Summer

chickadee in NH

During the summer, I hear the black-capped chickadees chattering to each other in the New Hampshire woods. They nest in the birdhouse that we attached to a post that we can see from our cottage. While building their nest, the

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We Were Not Spoiled: A Franco-American Memoir

When I am in New Hampshire and Maine during the summer, I can’t help noticing how common French surnames are. To learn more about the reasons and the lives of the French-Canadians who settled in New England, I read We

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Reading a NH Memoir – Without a Map

I like reading local titles when I’m somewhere like New Hampshire. Maybe you do too, so here’s a suggested title for you: Without a Map: A Memoir. I’ve read many memoirs about difficult childhoods, but the teen years could be tough

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Buyer Beware – Caravan 12 X 12 Magnum Pro Instant Canopy

Some years ago, we had 2 of these canopies that we put up over our bikes and kayaks. When it started pouring, both collapsed from the weight of the water that pooled on the top. Luckily no one was under them

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Lots of Rocks

They have a lot of rocks in NH. I guess that’s why they call it The Granite State. I made this casual comment on Facebook as I shared the photo below. It shows the jumble of granite boulders and rocks

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Canterbury Shaker Village

If you like experiencing history by walking in the footsteps of long-ago people, you will love Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. The national historic landmark includes guided tours, a very informative Ken Burns video on the Shakers, and a

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