Notes from the Heart...

Farm Stays, Northern New England...previously only
available as an ebook, is now also available in
softcover (I just love the new cover design...a farmer
I know remarked that is one healthy-looking calf!).
Buy one for yourself and a gift for the holidays!
You can purchase the book online at Booklocker.com
and will soon be available on Amazon.com and
bookstores.  Order your copy today here:
Farm Stays, Northern New England. ~ M.

Readers Write

Dear Heart,

Hello! I just bought my first Gilfeather turnip and I'm dying to go to the
Gilfeather Turnip Festival
....Can you please provide me with details? (Nina)

Editor's Note: The 5th  Gilfeather Turnip Festival will happen this year on October 27th
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wardsboro, Vermont at the Town Hall on Main Street.  For
more info contact Lee Miller at  (802) 896-3416, or email at
info@friendsofwardsborolibrary.org, You can also visit:

Dear Heart,

It is our pleasure to feature your site as Friday’s Food
Site of the Day. Attached is an award we give to sites
we like. Best wishes! (
Marty Martindale, Food and Cruise
Writer Tampa Bay FL,

Editor's Note: It's an honor!  Many thanks! (And kudos
to Charlie Burke, our recipe writer!)

Thanks for your letters, folks!  Keep 'em coming :)  Send your "Dear Heart"
comments and questions to  
editor@theheartofnewengland.com ~ Marcia

This Week's Stories:

Book Review: Tuttle's Red Barn
Dover, New Hampshire boasts America’s oldest family farm.  Twelve
generations of Tuttle’s worked the land for their livings, beginning with John
Tuttle, born in 1616.  John emigrated from England in a ship that sailed into
trouble off the coast of Maine.  He “...watched from shore as the storm battered
the hull against the rocks.  In his hands, he held all that remained of his
possessions: his father’s ax and the two pewter candleholders his mother had
given him after they’d hugged good-bye.”  
Read on...

Travel: Dog Carting in Vermont
What is there to do in Vermont during the fall?
There is hiking and enjoying the foliage but for the
more adventurous how about dog carting! You
might ask “what is dog carting”? It is an increasingly
popular activity offered by several Vermont dog
sled tour companies in the cooler months before
and after the arrival of snow. Most people don’t
think if dog sledding until the snow comes but in
reality dog sledding season has started months before.  
Read on...

Recipe: Home Style Chicken Soup
by Charlie Burke
I cannot recall the last time we have bought canned or prepared soup. We
usually have the makings for chicken soup in our refrigerator or freezer
because we roast one or two chickens most weeks. We have one meal of roast
chicken and then use the remaining meat for sandwiches, chicken salad or in
soup. The carcass is always broken up and made into a rich stock, which is
used for sauces and, most often, soups. Our freezer always has bags of chicken
stock which can be the base for many different recipes and soups.  
Read on...

Calendar Pick of the Week:

Keene Pumpkin Festival
Keene, NH
October 20, 2007

Each autumn, the city of Keene comes alive with the sights and sounds of this
annual celebration of community, bringing together thousands of people and
families from near and far. At the heart of the festival’s popularity is its
emphasis on participation. You are not just a spectator, you are the key to
festival’s success. Everyone who carves a pumpkin with their own special face
or design adds to the fun, not to mention the world record! Thousands
contribute to the spectacle by bringing their own hand-carved pumpkins. The
sight of more than 25,000 brightly lit jack-o-lanterns lining Keene’s Main Street
and towering over the square is an unforgettable experience. For more info

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