Category Archives: Oyster River

Ready for Spring 2016

It really hasn’t been a bad winter but it was still winter. The upper Oyster River below the dams never convincingly froze for more than a day or two at a time. Snow is an annoyance at best and for … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest

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Inaugural Boule Season

You could cut the eager anticipation with a knife as the boule court is finally ready for play. The Provinçals call it pétanque, the Italians bocce, the British lawn bowling. But to those of us having observed the game played … Continue reading

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Annual Oyster River Spring Regatta

The 2014 – 2015 winter was long and unwelcome but eventually spring arrives. A few weeks ago the Oyster River in Durham, NH lost it covering of ice and now flocks of geese and seagulls are common sites again. Four … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland my patoot, everything was progressing fine back in January: Life was just starting to be reborn, harbingers of spring and all that; then we take off for a little house sitting in drought stricken northern California: Tough duty … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Someone is Happy

I have completely lost respect for robins. The have, after all, bird brains. Three days ago I was lusting after an early spring: That was the day after the trees appeared to be smouldering: And now, I no longer am … Continue reading

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The Harbinger of Spring

I absolutely, definitely have to get my seed order in:

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Winter 2014

Sub-zero temperatures, natural gas futures rising, dire snow forecasts, can life get more precarious? Here on the banks of the Oyster River, the sun rises, the snow melts and our biggest worry is a premature ground thaw. We have watched … Continue reading

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New Snow

We had a little snow down but not enough to count. We decided to keep our plans and visit friends in Maine last weekend. It didn’t start snowing until last Saturday evening as we headed to bed. When we got … Continue reading

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UNH Crew Launches Spring Season

Watched this morning as the Women’s Crew team shoveled Jackson’s Landing and then launched the UNH chase boats. The Oyster River is expecting another busy season for the area’s crew teams, fishermen, pleasure boats and wildlife.

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