Concord, N.H., December 15, 2008 — Debby and Karl Kaiser recently donated a conservation easement on their 48-acre property in Jaffrey and Peterborough to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /??>Concord, N.H., December 16, 2008— The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests purchased a conservation easement on 960 scenic acres on the northern slopes of Ragged Mountain adjacent to the Ragged
The afternoon sunset glows pink, reflecting off my windowpanes at 3:45. Against the lethargy of the approaching winter night, I trudge uphill into the gathering gloom, carrying a sack of wood shavings, a folding chair, a steel can of diesel fuel, and a box of wooden safety matches in my pocket. …
When the first hard freeze arrives, there's really no point in resisting. It's better to acclimatize and harden against the cold like an evergreen. That "cold to the bone" chill of early winter freezes fingertips and nostrils, an old familiar feeling.