Concerns about deer survival, and don't miss the Farm Expo
This makes three straight years of mild winters. The result is that vastly more young deer, meaning that spring's fawns, are surviving the winters.
As for predictions, just watching which way the smoke from my outdoor furnace is going pretty much tells it all.
We need a wood splitter at my remote camp, and I found one through the classifieds. Now to get it in.
The splitter came from a logger and scrap-metal dealer in West Milan. We got to talking about various ways to log, and I said that I'd logged my land 20 years ago with an eye toward vigorous new growth and being able to go back and do it all over again 20 years later, which I'm doing.
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Parents and grandparents, mark your calendars for Feb. 7 and 8 for the annual Farm and Forest Exposition at the Center of NH-Radisson in Manchester.
Well, the Farm and Forest is the place to go. I'm not really sure how they pull it off, but organizers and exhibitors and related equipment dealers somehow manage to get everything from small tractors, fencing equipment, small (and a few large) animals, hay, grain and sawdust, and everything from retail booths to educational displays to live honeybees into the Radisson's exhibition hall.
And the crowd, from all over the state, is sort of a great big family reunion.
Yet this somehow remains the stealth event surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people in the southern tier who somehow know nothing about it and are lock-stepping to yet another shopping mall. Clip this out, get more details at www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org, grab the kids, and go.
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