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Rosemary Rittenhour has always had a strong passion for animals. At just eight years old, she became a vegetarian; nine years ago, she became vegan. She is always trying to find ways to help and save any animal that she can and spread awareness about animals and animal rights. Rittenhour liv…

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Monadnock Grows Together is a free local resource for gardeners and small-scale urban farmers looking for advice, information and support. They offer workshops, one-on-one technical assistance and a seed and tool library available to community members.Amanda J.C. Littleton, district manager …

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Susan Robinson, and her husband Rich and their two daughters, live in West Swanzey and have been raising Dorper sheep for about 10 years. Robinson's oldest daughter, Victoria, 12, has been showing these sheep in open shows since she was three years old; and her youngest, Vanessa, 8, has been…

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Stonemasons are a very rare breed. Even more rare are the artists whose stonework comprises many properties in the same town where they grew up. This is a well-earned point of pride for stonemason, friend to many, totally approachable, Doug Faxon of Walpole, New Hampshire.

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Gardening experience, plants and related knowledge have evolved from David and Joanne Tong’s childhood families into their present one. This includes lilacs from David’s grandfather that he has transplanted to each place they have lived since his childhood and Joanne’s epiphyllums — cactus f…

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Wonder how to keep ducks, chickens and sheep healthy through the winter? Ask Jane Beauchamp of Winchester, New Hampshire. Beauchamp once ran a fraud and risk mitigation company, so she knows not only how to avoid fraud, but in the case of raising animals, how to minimize risks. The New Hamps…

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Not far from Keene’s Main Street, honeybees are thriving at Grateful Day Homestead. Sandy Hamm and her husband Rob have been raising honeybees for 10 years here. “Our bees are an important part of making life on our homestead feel whole and alive,” says Hamm. Monadnock Table shares their ins…

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For many, gardening ceases in November and December. But in the greenhouse at the Rivermead Lifecare Community in Peterborough, things are blooming — perhaps amaryllis or orchids — and there’s work to be done. Meredeth Allen is the woman in charge of the 15 by 30-foot greenhouse and the gree…

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Think you can’t grow cacti in New Hampshire? “Think again!” says Martine Villalard-Bohnsack of Francestown, New Hampshire. Martine is confident you can grow cacti just like she does, both indoors and out. She finds cacti fascinating, but of course, that may have something to do with the fact…

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Aileen Shaw is a passionate gardener and calls herself a “science freak.” With her mom, Kathleen O’Grady, she runs Element Farm, a biodynamic mini-farm named after her rescue pup, Element (see photo of Aileen and her dog, Element, below). To produce her nutrient-dense garden of about 1,400 f…

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Sean Dwyer, a longtime resident of Rindge has a thing for peppers. You could say he’s our resident hot pepper man. Though not a staple of New England culinary, Dwyer has become an expert on growing and using hot peppers. He’s learned about growing them mainly by trial and error. 

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Raising chickens, both hens and roosters is a family project at the Ashley Naglie’s home in Hancock, New Hampshire. But what sets this family apart from your typical barnyard bird lovers is their dedication to rehabilitating rowdy roosters. Here at Moose Brook Farm roosters learn not to atta…

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The townspeople of New London have more than just a beautiful garden behind their library — it’s a historical landmark. The Garden at Tracy Library was designed and built in 1926 by a famous landscape architectural firm, the Olmsted Brothers, which designed many high-profile projects, many o…

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Philip Izon, 37, originally from Maine, but now living in Keene, is passionate about making maple syrup. Though this father of three has an in-town backyard, he’s finding a way to sugar. Says Izon, “I work so I can sugar.” But he does try to limit the amount of time he gives to sugaring. As …

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Andre Jaeger as worked in gardens throughout his life, first helping his grandfather — a wholesale flower business owner — grow roses and later growing his food in community gardens in the Boston area. He moved into his 1832 Marlborough home, constructed with granite from the nearby quarry, …

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Jason Washer runs an e-commerce business from his home; along with his wife, he helps care for his three young children at their Keene home — also the home where he grew up. His flexible schedule gave him the opportunity to plant a small raised bed garden in his backyard a few years ago — a …

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Heidi Tompkins is a member of the third generation of her family to live in her home in Nelson. She grew up there and after many years away, she and her husband, Taliesin Gregory, moved back and reclaimed the gardens and fruit trees that had been neglected for more than 40 years (only becaus…

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Peonies lean their large, velvety-petaled heads on the edges of a clear glass vase, showing off their subtle white and rosy pink blossoms in contrast with a black and grey background.

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“Working with clay is always challenging, but I love that about it. It’s a very needy medium; you have to see it through,” says Leila Meehan, potter of West Hill Studio in Keene, adding that “it demands your attention.”

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The Monadnock Table is excited to announce that the Harvest Festival is back again for its second year, and this time it will be held at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole.

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Rosemary Rittenhour has always had a strong passion for animals. At just eight years old, sh…

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If you're looking for Jacob Sherwood, you're likely to find him in a kitchen somewhere … a b…