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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #132 ~ November 5, 2006
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England Marketplace:
Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Feature of the Week:
Acadian Heritage, Preserved
Mail Order Christmas Trees

In Season Recipe:
Braised Lamb Recipe
(from the South of France)

Mark Your Calendar:
Home for the Holidays (Vermont)

Don't Miss November's Prize of the Month
Win Your Own Copy of "Farm Stays" Ebook

Worth Quoting

Theoreau: "Simpify, simplify, simplify."
Emerson: "Simplify.  Once is enough."

More New England proverbs & quotes

Visit Our Sponsor:  Vermont's Thatcher Brook B&B

Click below for our listing of more B&Bs/Inns & Cottages:
New Hampshire

Print of the Week
Notes from my back porch...

Veterans Day is the day I start my holiday planning -- no, not for
Thanksgiving, but for Christmas.  I make my Christmas lists, start shopping
the sales.  Yup, I'm one of THOSE people who gets her shopping done
before the middle of December.  Before you peg me as someone with all her
sweaters stacked perfectly and the contents of all her drawers color-coded:
this is the one -- only one -- aspect of my life where I am completely
organized and Martha-like -- only because I love the season so much that this
is my attempt to make it more peaceful, and, well, Christmas-like.

It is, however, a tad too early for me to start thinking about a Christmas tree,
BUT, if you live far from New England and "pine" for that sweet irresistible
scent of a freshly cut tree, it is not too early to start thinking about ordering
Yes, you can mail-order a New England Christmas tree!

This week I have compiled a list of the Christmas tree farmers in Maine,
New Hampshire and Vermont who will carefully pack up a six or seven foot
balsam, spruce or fir tree and have it UPS delivered to your doorstep in time
for Christmas.  
Read story here...

More Stories This Week:

Acadian Heritage, Preserved
Northern Maine is like a patchwork quilt of small
towns with unique history. After the British
deported the Acadians from Nova Scotia, some
of them traveled as far as Louisiana and others
settled in an area that is now northern Maine.
The Acadians were farmers and like other colonists
were a resourceful group who developed skills
for survival and comfort including weaving,
blacksmithing and shoemaking.  
Click here to read more about the Acadian culture...

Braised Lamb Recipe, South of France-style
Charlie is back from the south of France with a delicious new recipe for you
to try.  
Click here for Braised Lamb...

And Mark Your Calendars for: December 16, 2006
Home for the Holidays Festival (Barnard, Vermont)
A tiny town in almost-rural Vermont will turn a periscope on village life in
Barnard (near Woodstock, VT) circa 1840-1870 with a participatory,
multi-faceted Home for the Holidays festival offering in-dwelling staged and
costumed vignettes, themed music and food from 2:30-7 p.m. Saturday,
December 16, 2006.  
Click here for more information on the Home for the Holidays Festival...

For more Northern New England events for this month visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

Thanks for stopping by The Heart of New England & see you next week!

PS -- Don't forget to enter November's giveaway: the ebook, "Farm Stays"
(a $12.95 value).
Click here to enter today!

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