Category Amesbury

Garden for Wildlife to Reap Rich Rewards

When you plant with animals and insects in mind, you make gardening easier, the planet healthier and yourself more present Here are 13 ways you can garden on a different level  Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens   1. Garden by region, not zone. Gardening for wildlife almost invariably means gardening with native plants, because insects and […]

An Eco-friendly Solution to the use of Nitrogen Based Fertilizers within a Resource Zone.

Development within a Riverfront Area and sensitive environmental zones is fraught with many requirements typically not encountered in other locations.  One specific regulation is the restricted use of Nitrogen based fertilizers for plants, gardens and lawns.  These regulations were put in place because the leaching of Nitrates into the surrounding waters and soils causes adverse […]

Stonehenge? Wrong Amesbury, but These Stones Could be Historic.

I recently unearthed granite slabs that look as if they may have come from the abutment of a bridge.  Most are in the shape of a pentagon and  slightly decrease  in size from one to another, as if they where stacked at one time.  They measure approximately  5′ x 2′ 6″ x 2′.  I found around […]

Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home During a time when everyone seems to be downsizing, I thought this article by Laura Gaskill was important to post.  In the Green Building Pyramid, less is often better as it relates to the size of a […]

Eclectic Designs …….. A Bit of Inspiration

A Heritage Only Remembered by the Names.

The Native Americans of New England north of the Merrimack River loved the land and were close observers of nature. They gave names to the mountains, rivers, streams, and other natural features and for the most part early European settlers kept them. Amonoosuc River  – “fishing place.” Amoskeag Falls  –  “at the fish land.” Contoocook […]

A History of the Name “Amesbury” (1637 – 2013)

In 1637, the first English settler in the region was John Bayley who crossed the Merrimack River from Newbury, built a log cabin, and began to clear the land for cultivation. On September 6, 1638, the General Court of Massachusetts created a plantation on the left bank of the Merrimack, north to Hampton, on behalf […]