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We lost two newborn lambs that night. The earliest lambs born on our farm that spring were suddenly dead—the first time we’d ever lost sheep. The veterinarian said we’d just been lucky so far. Three lambing seasons without a bad experience? We were overdue for heartache.

While the local …

After a week’s vacation I arrive home to discover a neon orange sign with block letters nailed to an old oak just outside the village: “Mud – Pass At Your Own Risk.”

Welcome home!

It is a region so beautiful and important that it brought together nearly 30 private conservation organizations and public agencies in two states to protect it.

Our Sense of Place: How our attachment to land depends on access

by Laura Alexander (Chatter,

Ausbon-Sargent Land Preservation Trust)  


Cottrell-Baldwin Lecture Series Explores the Future of Wood Energy

When my teenage son, Cody and his buddy announced their intention to climb Mounts Adams and Madison, the northern Presidentials over the February school vacation, hiking in the deep snow and camping overnight at a shelter. I knew it’d be a sleepless night – for me. 

Amid the grim economic news of slumping sales, nationwide job cuts, and local layoffs while the president and congressional leaders debate how best to prevent a “crisis” from becoming a “catastrophe,” I’m seeking a different “c” word: catharsis.