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The First Settlers of Sutton

The First Settlers of Sutton

Sunday Sutton History time! Here’s some fun information about the very first settlers of Sutton and the first winter they faced. This is from “History of the Town of Sutton

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Sutton Tornado June 1831

Sutton Tornado June 1831

Sunday Sutton History! This is from “History of the Town of Sutton Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876”: In June, 1831, a tornado, commencing on Manchaug Pond, passed through Asa Putnam’s

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Comb Making in Sutton MA

Comb Making in Sutton MA

This historical perspective comes from “The History of the Town of Sutton Massachusetts From 1704 to 1876” Comb Making was introduced in town about 1780, by Simeon Carpenter, who came

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Stilt Bug

Stilt Bug

Buggie of the Day – this is the stilt bug. It’s tiny, maybe 1cm total in length, and enjoys relaxing on St. John’s Wort in the summer.

St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort

It’s that time of year! The St. John’s Wort is in bloom! Do you harvest this and use it for medicine?

Wyoming book 8 is now live!

Wyoming book 8 is now live!

Hurrah! Wyoming book 8 is now live! :).

Luv2Play and Dialysis Center Coming to Sutton

Luv2Play and Dialysis Center Coming to Sutton

Great news via the Worcester Business Journal! We have a number of new, community-friendly businesses coming to Sutton. They’ll be part of the Market 32 shopping area. First up is

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Wood Frogs in Sutton

Wood Frogs in Sutton

The wood frogs are out! The wood frogs are out! These guys are just so cute :). Bob rescued this one when he was mowing. They are generally smallish, brown,

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Feeding Tadpoles – What does a Tadpole Eat?

Feeding Tadpoles – What does a Tadpole Eat?

I adore tadpoles. Simply adore them. A schoolteacher friend of mine brought tadpoles into her classroom and then, when the school year ended, wasn’t able to keep them. I would of course not let those innocent tadpoles perish! So I took them home with us and we raised them into frogs

Trees vs Shrubs – What is the Difference?

Trees vs Shrubs – What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between a tree and a shrub? Is there an actual technical difference between trees and shrubs? I get this question fairly often. I suppose lots of people are interested in this natural world around us. My mystery series is named after trees – Aspen Allegations, Birch Blackguards, and so on, so clearly I am also tree-friendly.