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Now Showing In Chichester NH

I dropped of two watercolors matted and ready for hanging at the Wild Women’s Wellness Center in Chichester NH where the art of many hope to raise funds much needed for the animals of all sizes and shapes up the road called Live and Let Live Farm.

They give homes to animals with life to live but no home to live at.  They need food and care never mind love.  They open the farm up on Sundays at 2:30 PM for tours to see all the animals if you are in the area vacationing or if we have too much snow on our slopes 🙂 take a spin and a walk around the place.

So the particulars on the Artist Reception are go to RTE 4 and pop into the lower level of the brick building where Wild Woman Wellness is. Plenty of parking  around back as well.  We will be there from 5-7 PM  Saturday there will also be raffles, food laughter and fun as they hope to sell all the art to bring in money for the farm.  I have donated these two watercolors and am donating 100% of my personal sales.

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Both of mine are framed and ready to hang as are the beautiful works of art that have also been hung up for the show.  There may be bins with cards or prints I left before it was set up but will be there Friday night but I teach a class on Sat. so I will have to miss that and then run up to get them if they do not sell.

http://liveandletlivefarm.org/

Stay warm we hear we may have another 3 to 8 inches of snow due Wednesday night OH JOY

Come on Spring!

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Sunrise and Wild Turkey

No morning and actual Wild Turkey greeted me as I woke late this morning.

A few ducks joined in as well and a random Hawk and a bunch of my small birds who love the full feeders I hang out for them.
I even saw a male Finch and he was wearing his bright Yellow outfit. I can now relax. Surgery is set for the 17th of April.  Everything is just about perfect except we are set to get slammed again this time some snow but 40 to 70 mph winds depending on which station you listen too.  So I will fill the feeders and keep the shovels by the door tonight and come morning be prepared to feed a flock of  25 to 35 wild turkeys along with all my doves, juncos, black birds, blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches, robins, titmouse and the ducks.  When it is nasty they all stop by to see me for something to eat now all I have to worry about is keeping the hawk from picking them off.  I have trained JT to bark and let me know when she sees one and then I just step outside and off it goes.  I have hundreds of acres beside and behind me it can shop at.

So here is a couple of shots of the place today.

 

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Water and Ice………… Ducks too!

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We have had some really bad floods in our area.

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I should  have shot video as the water was flowing under the ice

it was awesome to watch.

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Huge ice was breaking apart

 

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Freezing to brush, small trees and others moving with the flow of the river.

 

 

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I Love the color combo on this home.  In New England we have areas

where only colors from the Colonial Days can be used on homes  in the

Historical Districts.

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Falls where water levels are controlled

 

 

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It was a cold day but the walk was just what we needed wish he had taken longer

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Smart Ducks sitting in the sunshine

 

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Silly ones in the Shade and Water

 

 

Exeter NH
The town I live in used to be a part of this town.
So much history in this area of NH. This is the river that flows through it.

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Weeping Willow

She really is weeping as her days are now numbered.  The Beavers started to attack her bark and left plenty of gashes to tell me they were going to finish her off.  This tress was a small beauty when I mover her in 1988 here it is 2012 and will be gone if our bodies hold up, by 2013.  I really need to be the one to take her down if left to the beavers it may take out the bedroom and us if we are in the bed.  We do not have thousands to pay a tree company so we will do it a little at a time.  I felt like we won in a way because one section they were gnawing on is now down, they will know I have had enough.  I know they have to survive as well but our loss of a home or possible life or that of pets we love will have us working hard to take it down safely.  I will use the willow pieces as stepping-stones in the yard, well till they become one with the landscape once again.  She did her best to suck up flood waters over and over and though she looks gnarly and battered for all the storms she withstood  her insides were beautifully healthy.  The squirrels have lived up in the nook for years as winter approaches I do not know where they will go but sadly it is out of our hands she has to go on our terms to keep our home safe from ruin.  There will be more grass to mow  but I will plant a new Willow in her place and wrap her tender bark with metal fencing then a pretty fence for the outside world to see and I will fill it with plants and flowers the wildlife will love for cover and food, it is the best I can do.

 

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Damage a Beaver does

Looks like he was leaving me a NOTE

 

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Port of Entry

 

 

 

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No longer Healthy

 

cleaning up the smaller pieces

 

First huge limb down and being cut up

 

Now for thinner slices to reuse as stepping-stones in the garden area

That will have to wait as we are so sore from all we did yesterday.

I will miss her when she is gone I hate killing trees Beaver well now

 

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Joy of having your own HOMESTEAD and I thought Sunday’s were a day to REST!

 

I am happy to report no Beavers were killed yesterday while we were ready for them but we did have visitors 6 of them and they could not be happier with the river lower than it was and all the bugs they were finding.

 

Mallards are not DESTRUCTIVE just Pretty
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