In Woodstock, Vt., Anne Johnson, left, and Alicia Patten are congratulated by friends after their wedding. Vermont became the country's fourth state to pass a same-sex marriage law a few weeks earlier. Unpublished photograph.
Bill Shambo Sr., right, tells a customer that Kibby Equipment Inc. will be closing soon after Shambo and his family ran the White River Junction, Vt., business for 60 years. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Artist Joan Feierabend sits for a portrait in her Tunbridge, Vt., studio. In addition to doing her own work, the retired art teacher hosts weekly portrait sessions for painters. Part of the OUR TOWN show with Laura DeCapua at the Tunbridge Public Library.
Miriam Herwig, 89, of Randolph Center, turns the page while playing Battle Hymn of the Republic during the Vermont History Expo held at the fairgrounds in Tunbridge, Vt. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Parked at the fence line of Jim McGoff's salvage yard in Orford, N.H., a 1957 Chevrolet station wagon faces out to a neighbor's field in honor of its owner, a friend of McGoff's who died young. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Three-year-old Bradford Jones enjoys a roll in the cold water and mud on a Spring day at Fat Rooster Farm in Royalton, Vt. His dad, Kyle Jones, later brought Brad into the house and gave him a shower with his clothes on. From the book HARVEST by Nicola Smith, published in 2004 by Lyons Press.
A stray egg was left in the pasture by a hen at Back Beyond Farm in Tunbridge, Vt. From the book THE JOY OF KEEPING CHICKENS by Jennifer Megyesi, released in 2009 by Skyhorse Publishing.
A young visitor gets a close look at the monument to the Wounded Knee massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, fifteen miles from Pine Ridge, S.D. Unpublished photograph.
Driver Phil Scott, of Berlin, Vt., gets a good-luck hug and kiss from his wife, Diana Scott, before his late model heat race at the Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Phil Scott is also Vermont's lieutenant governor. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Lisa McCrory, of Bethel, Vt., leads her Jersey cow Cocoa to the pasture's edge to milk it early in the morning. Milking the cow once a day, McCrory said she gets about 2 1/2 gallons of raw milk a day to sell to neighbors and for use by her family at Earthwise Farm and Forest. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Annie Crowley of Groton, Vt., gets a hug after Christopher Gray's memorial service at a Bradford, Vt., funeral home. Gray was found stabbed to death at a mobile home in North Haverhill, N.H., the week before. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Nicole Cormen, center, asks a question of Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, left, at Kilton Library in West Lebanon, N.H. Cormen wanted to know Huntsman's alternative if President Obama's health care law were repealed. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
A Tamworth piglet explores the pasture at Hogwash Farm in Norwich, Vt. From the book LIVING WITH PIGS by Chuck Wooster, published in 2008 by Lyons Press.
While one sheep watches, Dave Hinman of Walpole, N.H., shears another at Fat Rooster Farm in Royalton, Vt. Sheep are raised on the organic farm for their meat. From the book HARVEST by Nicola Smith, published in 2004 by Lyons Press.
A pantry at Donna Kausen's home has bottles cemented into its end walls. Kausen said she was inspired by the same technique used in old miners' buildings in California. Staples like beans, dried berries, corn, grains, rice, and wheat are stored in the space. From the book THE JOY OF KEEPING A ROOT CELLAR by Jennifer Megyesi, released in 2010 by Skyhorse Publishing.
The sweet taste of corn is one of the rewards of summer. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Lucy the beagle gets some fresh air while on tour outside of Hartford, Vt. From the 1999 book MY LIFE AS A DOG, published by Andrews McMeel.
One ewe enjoys eating pasture grass at Harlow Brook Farm in Hartland, Vt. Owners Matt Dunne and Sarah Taylor keep a few sheep on their farm in the summertime. From the book LIVING WITH SHEEP by Chuck Wooster, published in 2005 by Lyons Press.
A White Leghorn hen struts across the yard at Tom Powers' home in South Royalton, Vt. Powers said she showed him how chickens lay eggs. Just before the egg comes out, the bird stands up. From Jay Rossier's book LIVING WITH CHICKENS, published in 2002 by Lyons Press.
During a Memorial Day service in Tunbridge, Vt., audience members listen to the reading of names of Vermonters killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. From A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TUNBRIDGE, a 2007 community photographic project.
Richard Petty is the all-time NASCAR leader in the number of races he has won (200), poles (127) and wins in a single season (27 in 1967). Petty stopped by the Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., during his last season of racing. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Mascoma Valley High School's Zach Warner is congratulated by his teammates after his interception stopped their oppenent's drive late in the game in Canaan, N.H. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
During spring thaw, Lake Superior's ice breaks into large pieces near a 400-year-old cedar tree. The tree — standing at the shore north of Duluth, Minn. — was known to the Anishinabe as Spirit Little Cedar Tree and to current-day artists and poets as the Witch Tree. Originally published in the MINNESOTA DAILY, Minneapolis, Minn.
Once a year, the members of the Ladies Circle of Pomfret, Vt., make a quilt to be raffled off at the town's annual harvest celebration. This type of communal activity has been part of the quilting culture in this country since colonial times. From Wiley Publishing's 2007 book TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY QUILTING by Sonja Hakala.
Chocolate — a Quarter Horse — doesn't mind the light snow falling on a winter morning in Anne Adams' pasture in Strafford, Vt. From the book THE HORSE IN WINTER by Susan McBane, published in 2003 by Lyons Press.
Phyllis Williamson of Barnard, Vt., helps carry the Chelsea V.F.W. ceremonial rifles back to the car after a massing of the colors at the Vermont Vietnam Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Juli Washburn of Orford, N.H., hugs her husband, Shawn, in the Vermont Guard hangar in Burlington, Vt., after his unit returned from active duty in the Middle East. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
Diners head home after attending the annual Famous Roast Beef Supper at the First Congregational Church in Hartland, Vt. Held over six consecutive Saturdays, the community meals are a major fundraiser for the church and are staffed by crews of at least two dozen volunteers. Originally published in the VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, N.H.
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