Myopia Thanksgiving Day Hunt in Ipswich, MA

Yesterday, I was one of many onlookers at the annual Myopia Hunt Club Thanksgiving Day Hunt. The day dawned as beautiful as you could wish; spectators were treated to beautiful horses, riders in their hunt attire, and the magnificent foxhounds. It was a nice prelude to Thanksgiving dinner with family. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving...
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Holy Cow! Appleton Farms

I love cows.  I love their big, expressive eyes, their peaceful natures, the way they seem to enjoy each others’ company.  It gives me a calm feeling watching them grazing in a field.  In upstate New York, where I grew up, you didn’t have to go far to find a dairy farm with a field full of cows.  On the North Shore, however,  they’re not exactly a common sight.  That’s...
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It's Planting Time On The North Shore

No matter the size of your garden -  a patch, a pot, a window box, an acre – May is the month for planting on the North Shore.  The area nurseries are chock-full of tempting plants and the weather has been delightfully cooperative.  This weekend, I visited Corliss Brothers in Ipswich and picked up tomato, pepper, basil, and lettuce plants, as well as a basket of petunias, some bean and...
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The Myopia Thanksgiving Day Hunt

Thanksgiving morning I got up bright and early and went to Gloucester to help my friends at Cape Ann Animal Aid.  On the way home, I decided to try and find the Myopia Thanksgiving Day Hunt.  I knew they met somewhere near Waldingfield Road in Ipswich at 10:00 a.m., but wasn’t sure exactly where.  Parking on the side of the road, I hooked up with a small group of people who were also...
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Fun Friday

Holy Cow! Appleton Farms in Ipswich hosts a “Cow Fest” celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2:30-4:30 pm.  The main event is the Strolling of the Dairy Herd, with the herd of milking Jersey cows and the farms’ Topsfield Fair award-winning heifers and calves in costume.  Other activities include hands-on dairy activities and tours of the dairy barn during milking time.  Bring a...
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