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Essay — Lighting New Fires

Fireplace

The other evening when temperatures in Carpenter Country dropped to chilly thirty-nine degrees, we looked at our old fireplace and wondered if we should keep it or replace it.

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Essay — The Week in Pictures

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Here’s what fall looks like in Carpenter Country.

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Essay — Going Places

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Here in Carpenter Country, we’ve discovered adventure awaits if we leave the GPS, smart phone, ipad, and our other electronic devices at home and travel the “old fashioned” way—using a map and our ingenuity.

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Essay — Summer Weather Forecasting is for the Birds

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Weather forecasting is for the birds—bluebirds, that is.

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Essay — This Week in Carpenter Country

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Wondering what’s going on in Carpenter Country lately?

This week, the English heritage rose started out like this:

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