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Issue #148 - February 25, 2007
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In this issue...
Feature: Weddings at Sea
Recipe: Chinese Stir-Fry Chicken
Events: Winter Carnival
Ice Harvest Time &
Winter Family Farm Day

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Worth Quoting

"A February spring is worth nothing."

New England proverb

More New England proverbs & quotes

Notes from my back porch...
My husband and I got married almost 20 years ago in a traditional church
followed by a traditional catered affair in a restaurant/hall.  Well, if I had to do
it all over again I think I'd opt for a different kind of wedding...such as one on
the high seas!  If someone you know is planning a summer wedding you may
want to refer them to the story, below, about the most unusual kind of
wedding, one on a Maine windjammer.  
Click here to read story, Windjammer Weddings: Romance on the High Seas.

More this week:

Chinese Stir-Fry Chicken
By Charlie Burke
Chinese stir-fry can make healthy, flavor packed additions to our meal
schedule. In Asian diets, smaller portions of meat are served, usually amid
mixed vegetables quickly fried at high heat to preserve flavor and texture.

Read on...

Mark Your Calendars:

Winter Family Fun Day at the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH
Bring the kids to the farm! The Inn at East Hill Farm will host a family farm day
on February 26, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price is $25 per adult (age 16 and up)
and $15 per child (age 2-15). Price includes entire day of activities.  Visit The
Inn at East Hill Farm for more information. Reservations required.

Winter Carnival in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 4
The Winter Carnival offers 9-days of unique festivities combining food, music,
entertainment, fun for all ages, and great outdoor winter sports and games.
Activities include special events for the younger winter enthusiasts and their
families and opportunities for the grown-ups to participate in some special
Carnival activities.  Review the calendar on
www. for
details on all events.

It's Ice Harvest Time at Muster Field Farm, New Hampshire
Muster Field Farm's Ice Harvest Day will be held on Sunday March 4, 2007
from 9 a.m. "'til the ice is in."  The public is invited to see this living agricultural
tradition.  Ice blocks are cut from nearby Kezar Lake, hauled up to the farm and
packed in sawdust in the farm's circa 1890 ice house. The ice is used to chill
vegetables in the farm stand throughout the summer and fall. You can also
come and skate on the lake, cross country ski or snowshoe on the farm's trails,
enjoy a wagon ride and visit the Ryder Corner Schoolhouse, where volunteers
will be serving homemade soup and hot drinks to drive away the chill.  
Admission is free.  For more information visit
Muster Field Farm or call

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Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

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