Old Pepperell Covered Bridge – Wood covered bridge in Pepperell, MA. Since taken down for re-construction.
Pepperell Covered Bridge – Pictures of Pepperell’s new wood covered bridge. This new bridge adds scenic as well as functional value to the town. Hopefully it will create synergy in that area of town with new shops and businesses like the Covered Bridge Country Store.
|Rotary – Yes They Still Have Them !!
|Vietnam Memorial by VFW
|Hydro Plant on Nashua River. Still working !!
|USGS Streamflow Station on Nashua River
|Above: Keyes Conservation Area – Pepperell, MA
|Above: Grange, Pepperell MA – Family Centric Events
|Above: Hydro Plant, Pepperell, MA
|Above: Pepperell Family Pharmacy – What a Great Job on the
|Above: Town Hall – Pepperell, MA – Recently Re-Painted
|Above: Lawrence Library, Pepperell, MA – Great Staff !! Fun !!
Events !! Research !! Lot of New Book !!
|Antique Farm Equipment – Pepperell Crank Up – A display of antique farm equipment and other various types of machinery from days gone by…
|Antique engines, tractors, pumps, cars, and aged mechanical parts of all design. Pepperell “CrankUp” held on the town field.
Best Diet Takes Work – The best diet is driven by a disciplined lifestyle. Ask yourself “are you trying to lose weight” or “are you looking to be healthy for the rest of your life”? Do you eat morning noon and night out of tradition or do you eat according to your own body’s clock? Do you eat portions handed to you or do you eat according to your caloric needs?
Answering those questions truthfully is the start of a healthy existence where you not only look great, but feel great as well and have that energy level that allows you to focus on the life style you wish to live. May that be an exhilarating career, writing that novel, a frequent essayist, artistic endeavors, helping others, coaching, and the list goes on. Combine a good diet (food combo) with effective time management and a little exercise and you will have a winning lifestyle. One that affords physical and mental comfort at the same time.
Let’s solve the not so mysterious mystery. What constitutes a good diet? Think of concentric circles where the primary central core is vegetables. Vegetables offer it all! Protein, nutrients, vitamins, fiber, all the good stuff. You can each them raw, cook them, saute them, use spices, skewers, you name it! The next outer circle is fruits. They are the source of guess what? Energy, nutrients, vitamins, and fiber as well! Then there is the third core out being lean proteins. They are chicken, turkey, pork, and fish/seafood. Outer core four would be multi grain breads, low sugar yogurts, nuts, milk, and cheese.
In a perfect world, that is not so perfect, we aim for distributions not perfection. My favorite is the 80/20 rule known as a Pareto Distribution. So applying the 80/20 rule to diet. Your diet would consist of 80% vegetables, fruits and lean proteins with the remaining 20% consisting of multi-grain breads, low sugar yogurts, nuts, milk, and cheese. In regards to fluids: water, tea, coffee, and yes beer, wine and spirits in moderation.
Just think what gourmet food really is? Real chefs do not prepare junk. They prepare and present the best there is to eat. And guess what? That is what we just listed above. Their secret is spices, food combination (for example matching vegetables with lean meats and seafood) and cooking times. Chefs bring out the best in food. In general, help yourself to spices. They are the enhancement that brings out the best there is in taste. Good eating is not just for the rich. It is available to all.
Executive Summary: Keep in mind Henry David Thoreau the master of “Live Simply” ate primarily vegetables, fruits, nuts and bread. Eat a healthy diet in combination with simple time management concepts and yes a little exercise will put you on track to a happier lifestyle.
|Solar Halloween Pumpkins – Why not add a new twist to those pumpkins you have carved out for Halloween! Make a solar powered pumpkin that lights up at night! The lights we use were purchased on Amazon. Use the light as your template to cut the top of the pumpkin to the right diameter so the solar light does not fall through, When finished it looks like a “hat” on top of the pumpkin. During the day the solar cell charges an internal battery then when it gets dark the pumpkin lights up. This is a lot easier than placing candles inside the pumpkin or running electric cords out in the yard.
|The Future of Hardscape Solar Themes – Solar pumpkin designs may vary with all the different types of solar lights available (See Amazon). This affords the opportunity for a lot of creativity. Our next design will be on image projections. Sort of an augmented reality if you will. Keep in mind this “solar pumpkin”concept could be adjusted year round for many other themes. Next up themes on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Festival of Lights, Winter scenes ….
|Groton Inn, Groton Massachusetts – These are photos of the old Groton Inn after the fire. A new structure has been built. Read more on the new Groton Inn !!
|Auto Show Hyannis MA – Hyannis puts on one of the best auto shows in New England. They block off Main Street and showcase upwards of 380 auto, truck and modifieds of all types. Antique T’s to high end modern Vipers …. What makes the event so appealing is that in addition to the great machinery on display is that it is on Main Street with all the great restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and craft outlets adding to the overall event. There is plenty of parking for tourists just behind Main Street. The event is well coordinated by the police and fire departments. Below are photos taken from that event.