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Issue #157 - May 20, 2007
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Greetings from
of New England!

In this issue...
Find Your Way Around Maine
Lobster in Orzo Risotto

Mark Your Calendars:
Sheep Shearing (NH)
Annual Strolling of the Heifers (VT)

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two murder mystery books set on the coast
of Maine by author Karen MacInerney.

Worth Quoting

"Alter your life by altering your attitudes."
 ~ William James

More New England proverbs & quotes

Notes from the Heart...

Maine's wilderness areas provide the perfect getaway for those who just want
to truly "get away" from it all.  But if you are a city mouse, it is sometimes
best to explore Maine's deep woods with someone who knows the terrain.  
That's where a registered guide can help.  This week's feature is about Maine's
many registered guides (did you know that Maine has a Professional Guide
Association?) who serve as a kind of "ambassador" to Maine's nooks and
crannies...and can even help you learn how to pan for gold!  Read this week's
Find Your Way Around Maine's Wilderness -- Hire a Guide.

This Week's Recipe:

Lobster in Orzo Risotto
By Charlie  Burke
I cooked our first lobster of the season last week and decided to serve it out of
the shell and reheated in a lightly flavored orzo “risotto”...
Read on...

Mark Your Calendars:

Billings Farm & Museum Celebrates
22nd Annual Sheep Shearing Weekend (Woodstock, Vermont)

Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host
Sheep Shearing Weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sheep Shearing Weekend showcases the spring shearing of
the farm’s Southdown flock at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., plus
the skills required to turn fleece into yarn. All ages may take a turn with
activities from carding wool to finger weaving. Lend a hand making maple ice
cream and enjoy baby animal programs, historic games, ox programs with the
farm’s team of Shorthorn steers, and hands-on activities. Planting the heirloom
vegetable garden will be underway as well.  The working dairy farm, farm life
exhibits, and the restored and furnished farmhouse are included in the
entrance fee.  Admission also includes our 22nd annual commemorative
spring button. For information, please contact the museum at 802/457-2355 or  

~ ~ ~

Annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade & Festival   
Brattleboro, VT
June 1 - 3, 2007

The Sixth Annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade
& Festival will take place in Brattleboro, Vermont,
Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2007.  This annual
parade and four day festival has been named one
of Vermont's Top Ten Summer Events for 4 years in
a row! Farm summit, farmers market, dairy princess
pageant, bodacious bovine block party, farm tours
and The Hammys. Last year, over 40,000 spectators
attended the parade featuring 90 flower bedecked bovine beauties strutting
their stuff down Main Street followed by a wide variety of world class
entertainment.  For more information visit  
Strolling of the Heifers or call
(802) 380-5062  or (802) 258-9177  

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

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