Love the Beauty of Stone Walls? Discover the Stone Walls of New London, NH

The New London Historical Society presents The Stone Walls Project with Dr. Sandra LeBeau, adjunct professor of history, Colby-Sawyer College and Ryan Bernstein, 2013 Summer intern, New London Conservation Commission, Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday, March 27th, 7: pm Dessert Social, 7:30 pm Program begins at  Tracy Memorial Library, Main St., New London.

This meeting will highlight the significance of New London's stone walls and share recent developments in this community mapping project.

Families and those of all ages are invited to participate in this meeting which will discuss what is known about New London's stone walls and make plans to identify and map additional stone walls in and around our community.

If you have maps, photos old & new, or other stone-wall-abilia you are invited to share it with the group!

Come early to socialize with friends and neighbors over dessert and a cup of coffee; or show up at 7:30 for the program. This event is free thanks to our friends at Tracy Memorial Library!  www.NewLondonHistoricalSociety.org

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Looking for Some GOOD Potatoes?

You should see the variety Spring Ledge Farm has!  AND, they're offering a 15-20 lb. box at $.50/lb. (usually $2/lb.).   Which variety will you try?

Yukon Gold- round-oval tubers with yellow-buff skin and delicious light yellow flesh. Suitable for any cooking style and stores well. Red Maria- this all-purpose red spud is great for a mash or a fry. Flavor sweetens in storage. Reba- excellent flavor--one of the highest rated in taste-tests.  Good for baking (not too dry, not too moist), potato salads, boiling, mashing, and is a great keeper. La Ratte Fingerlings- unique nutty flavor and smooth, buttery texture. The variety originated in Denmark in the late 19th century and is a favorite of French chefs, ideal for roasting and boiling. French Fingerlings-  pink-skinned fingerlings with yellow flesh that is flecked with red. This variety is known for its gourmet-quality flavor and is best boiled or roasted. Adirondack Red- a red skinned and red fleshed potato which has excellent flavor.  Very good boiled (color will fade), good for potato salad and mashed, excellent pan-fried, excellent roasted and baked (moist). Will not gray after boiling and will remain firm for salads. Color will fade to a lovely shade of pink when mashed and a darker shade when roasted. Very high in antioxidants, especially the skin.

You can purchase any of these varieties at their Winter Market on Friday from 3-6pm and Saturday from 10-1pm, Main Street, New London, NH.

Interested in Protecting and Learning about Wildlife and Their Habitats?

Take a look at Taking Action for Wildlife, a collaboration between NH Fish and Game and the UNH Cooperative Extension to help communities, conservation groups and landowners conserve wildlife and habitats in New Hampshire.  You'll find helpful resources along with stories about what other communities are doing to protect habitat and wildlife.

Want to Know What's Going on in the Kearsarge Regional School District?

Read their most recent newsletter. . . KRSD January 2012-2013-newsletter.

Have You Purchased Your Poinsettias Yet?

If not, look at the ones at Spring Ledge Farm in New London, NH.  They are absolutely beautiful and huge!  They offer white, red, burgundy, Jingle Bells and pink poinsettias, as well as Winter Rose cut flower poinsettias.  Spring Ledge Farm has grown their own poinsettias for 16 seasons now.  The poinsettia industry has trended toward mass-production, with large growers in Canada and the mid-Atlantic flooding the markets.  As they cut costs over the entire crop, the quality of these mass-market plants suffers.

To grow a high-quality poinsettia, with strong branches and healthy, colorful bracts, they space their plants correctly, starting them off with beneficial root microbes and carefully adjusting the growing temperatures as the season progresses.  The poinsettias are grown alongside their cyclamen, which is started from seed the previous January and amaryllis and paperwhites which they force in the Fall.

With their own supply of plants growing in their large greenhouse, they can easily keep the farmstand stocked with fresh color for your holiday needs.

Check out this video which illustrates how they grow their own poinsettias.  Click here for the YouTube video, (best viewed with "large viewer option").

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all our friends, family, and clients who continue to support our business. May you and your loved ones enjoy this holiday season.

Interested in Our New Hampshire Timberland?

Then you may be interested in attending a program on "Beech Management", sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association on Saturday, September 29, 2012 , at Proctor Academy Woodlands, 64 North Street, Andover, NH from 8am-noon.  The cost is $10 for NHTOA/NHTHC members and $15 for non-members; preregistration is required.  Checks are payable to NHTOA and should be sent to NH Timberland Owners Association, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH  03301.  Or call 603-224-9699 to register.

Workshop will be outdoors, rain or shine; dress for the weather.  Topics will include:  beech as a wildlife food source, beech bark disease, beech lumber value, mechanical and herbicidal control techniques, and silvicultural techniques used to promote or discourage beech regeneration.

Check out their web site at www.nhtoa.org.  For questions or directions, call Eric Johnson at 603-344-1130

 

Looking for Activities for the Kids?

The area offers lots of different things.

The Fells in Newbury, NH is offering an Art in Nature Children Series - Children ages 6-11 sculpt & paint the Animals of The Fells Monday-Thursday, August 6-9, 9am-12:30pm. They will use a variety of materials and receive inspiration from art exhibited at The Fells; observations of animals on the grounds; animal specimens; and other resources such as field guides and art books. Led by Rhode Island School of Design-trained artist and child educator, Lawre Goodnow. www.thefells.org

The Library Arts Center in Newport, NH is offering exciting classes beginning August 7:  Nine-Patch Quilt Magic, Watercolor Painting, Wine Cork Dolls and other fun and different activities.

The New London Barn Playhouse in New London, NH continues with their Children's Theater Series with the upcoming performance of Beauty and the Beast on August 16 and 18 at 11am and 2pm.

Click on the links above for more information and enjoy the time with your children!  And don't forget you can always see the area's activities on our Community Calender on our web site www.cbmilestone.com.

Looking for a Little of Everything?

Visit Market on the Green in New London, NH beginning this Wednesday, 6/20/12, from 3-6p.m.  Rain or Shine every Wednesday through the Fall.  An open  farm and craft market hosting over 35 vendors, live music, live children's performances by local theater groups, performers and singers, a free craft project, face painting and old fashioned games.  Get out and enjoy the food and entertainment!

Do You Have Concerns about Our Water in NH? An invitation for you. . .

From John Gilbert, Chair, Water Sustainability Commission

In New Hampshire, water is essential to our quality of life and to economic vitality.  Water has shaped our history, settlement patterns, and economy, from pre-colonial times to the industrial revolution to today's tourism- and knowledge-based economy.  Recognizing this, the Water Sustainability Commission was created in April 2011 to address the sustainable management of water resources and water infrastructure.  The decisions we make or fail to make about water sustainability in the next few years will shape our futures and those of our children.

On May 8, 2012, the Commission will hold a statewide conversation on the subject simultaneously at five sites throughout the state: Berlin, Greenland, New London, Keene, and Manchester (see below).  The discussion will be facilitated by New Hampshire Listens, a project of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

We need to hear from you.  Please join us for an evening that is designed with the general public in mind.  The meetings will consist of small group conversations, not presentations by talking heads.  What about water is important to you? What are you concerned about? In what direction should New Hampshire be heading with respect to water resources and infrastructure?

The meetings will run from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with a light supper served before the discussion.  Pre-registration is required so that we know how many people to expect at each site.

To register for this event or for more information, please click on the link below, visit http://m1e.net/c?82384231-/Zhj7gWiuD2TI%407457490-.C/5COgidt5qk or call (603) 862-0692.  Members of the Commission and I are eager to hear from you.

Note that a separate meeting will be held on June 19, 2012 in Concord to hear from professionals with a more direct interest in water resource issues.

This statewide conversation will report findings to the Governor's Commission on Water Sustainability. More information on the Water Sustainability Commission, its charge and water resources can be found at http://m1e.net/c?82384231-szG6oMbst76Ck%407457491-OQ6GfiFNUnvfI