Peterborough New Hampshire Joins the Microbrewery Landscape

Last month, downtown Peterborough New Hampshire’s Post & Beam Brewery joined the microbrewery landscape opening in the historic G.A.R. Hall (Grand Army of the Republic). The mostly brick building is perched at the top of a hill on downtown’s Grove Street with cannons and a pyramid stack of cannon balls out front and an outdoor patio overlooking the Nubanusit River. …

Orienteering – A Reason to Wander in the Woods

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien As hikers, kayakers, and general outdoor enthusiasts, Rob and I are always interested in adding to our repertoire of activities that give us the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. We’ve talked about geocaching in this blog before. It is an activity where participants use a GPS device to navigate …

Cookie Tour 2017 – Santa’s Buttons Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour held on December 9th. This year, our cookie was a peanut butter-filled chocolate sandwich cookie we called “Santa’s Buttons”… because, well, it was made to look like a button! (If you are just looking for the recipe, you’ll find it here as a pdf: Santa’s …

Trying our hands at glassblowing…

Looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary?  How about glassblowing? Earlier this summer, for Paula’s birthday, we invited our niece to come visit us in Peterborough and take the Introduction to Glassblowing class at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in Jaffrey.  This two-hour hands-on class promised to teach us the fundamentals of glassblowing, including tools, safety and equipment… and …

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries!

Blueberry season is my favorite time of year… and it’s here!  Don’t get me wrong, I love strawberry season too, but it seems so short.  In New Hampshire, we are lucky to have a long blueberry season.  Between the low bush, high bush, and numerous cultivated varieties, we can pick from mid-July all the way into September.  In our adventures …

Fishing the Nubanusit River

Having the river just steps off the back of the B&B, we often get the question “Are there fish in there”?  The answer has always been “yes”. We know because we see them when we go in the water. We also know that the state Fish & Game Department stocks MacDowell Lake upstream from us.  But the few guests who …