Set 1of Fields Near Our Cottage

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Having grown up in Iowa, I love the fields and grazing animals on those fields.  Most of the pictures shown below were taken of fields near our home. There are not many grain fields in these mountains. Mostly they are just wild fields or grazing fields for horses and cattle.

This is one of my all-time favorite photographs. Our cottage looks out at three White Mountain ranges.
The closest range (about 10 miles to the east) is the Kinsman Range


Below is a southward shot from our cottage
Behind the birch trees is our wildflower field

Here's an eastward shot from our living room at sunset and a second one at sunrise
Erika leaves our electric candles in the windows all year long

The clouds are hanging over Franconia Notch between Cannon Mountain and Mt. Lafayette


Slightly over a mile down the road is the Iris Farm where Scottish cattle used to graze
Sadly, the Iris Farm is now abandoned with an uncertain future
My hope is that one day it will become a "living farm" where children can witness how live was
in the early 1900s on a working farm
There are of course many such working farms and villages across the U.S. , including a working farm on the
Johnson Ranch National Park near Fredericksburg, Texas
These are pictures I took of the Iris Farm a few years back when it had cows, sheep, horses, and chickens
This shot would make a nice picture puzzle with Mt. Lafayette and Franconia Notch  in the background

Photograph of a distant field on the Iris Farm

In this photograph you can make out some of the 60 ski trails on Cannon Mountain
as viewed from an Iris Farm pasture

An Appaloosa grazes on a field next to the Iris Farm

This is a farm closer to Mt. Washington

The wagon below with wooden wheels is a quarter of a mile down the road from our cottage
It's now an antique wagon and no longer in use

This is a field on Lovers Lane about a mile from our cottage
Nearly all New Hampshire farms have rock walls because those rocks had to be cleared from the fields

These are Percheron draft horses grazing in a Lovers Lane field

This is a barn on Lovers Lane near where the Pecketts on Sugar Hill Resort once Stood

A guy down a mountain road south of our cottage has a couple of saddle horses in a field

When I was on the faculty of Florida State University I had six acres of pasture
This is my Morgan horse on our pasture in Florida

This in son Marshall on that Morgan horse and daughter Lisl on the ground

It was a lovely pasture with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and on occasion even alligators
Deer fed alongside our horses most mornings.

Lisl on her mare named Mae with a jump in the background
I choked every time Lisl rode her horse over a jump
One time I was riding Mae at a full gallop when the girth broke.
I was lucky. I ended up on the ground under Mae, but I walked away with only a few broken ribs.
I can, and have, broken three ribs just falling on the ice in New Hampshire.



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Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
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