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Draft Horses at the Acton Fair, Maine

In New England, some things are still done the old way. Some back-to-the-land farmers use draft horses to work their land. At the county fair, you can see these hardworking animals compete. Below are my photos of the Acton Fair

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Encountering a Toad

I bumped into this fellow last summer while I planted some impatiens. He was partially hidden in the dirt, so I almost jabbed him with my trowel. Fortunately, he moved quickly, as I really didn’t see him. His coloration blended

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Got Skunks?

Maybe you noticed a slight whiff of skunk around your yard. Oh, oh, hopefully, there isn’t one hiding under the shed. Luckily, the black and white striped critters are mostly nocturnal, so you are unlikely to come face-to-face with one

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Chipmunks – Pets or Pests?

Chipmunks can be fun to watch but are they digging up your flowers or getting into the walls of your house?

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New Hampshire Moths

I’m in the woods and we’re surrounded by nature. As I work at my computer in the evenings, I hear insects thudding against the window screens. They’re attracted by the light filtering through the mini-blinds. A friend shared some photos

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New Critter Sighted

“Hurry around to the front,” my husband urged me. I was hoping he hadn’t hurt himself. My first aid skills are somewhat rusty. I dropped my trowel and went to see what the problem was. When I spotted him, he

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