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Use and Reservation: Land Stewardship in New Hampshire

In October my father and I cut firewood from our ancestral woodlot in southern New Hampshire. We load up chain saws and sandwiches in the morning and return in the evening speckled with sawdust and thinking about our roots. Although our place is mostly forested now, we still call it Jenkins Pasture. It's our half-joking nod to great-great-grandfather Charles Jenkins.

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