RURALITY by Eric Poor

RURALITY: Buster is busted

RURALITY: Buster is busted

By Eric Poor Buster is looking worse for wear. His goggles are hanging off one side of his head. His once bright orange shirt has seriously faded. One of his rubber boots has fallen off. His formerly trim figure has become … well, lumpy. He’s supposed to be scary, but...

RURALITY: Bad Plants

RURALITY: Bad Plants

By Eric Poor It’s almost bow hunting season. I’m one of those people who enjoy dressing in camouflage (what my wife calls my hunting costume) and taking a bow and arrows into the woods to frighten deer. To get to one of my bow hunting tree stands I walk past an old...

RURALITY: Pet Treats — Yum

RURALITY: Pet Treats — Yum

By Eric Poor My wife had been working on her laptop, snacking on raisins and walnuts, while absentmindedly giving Dottie the housecat some of those cat treats they sell in plastic jars at the supermarket. Suddenly she was looking at me with enormous eyes, mouth open,...

Eric Poor is a retired award-winning journalist who worked for the weekly Monadnock Ledger newspaper and the twice-weekly Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. An avid outdoor sports enthusiast, he also writes articles for Hawkeye, New Hampshire’s hunting and fishing newspaper. He has freelanced articles to publications like the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal and the Keene Sentinel newspaper’s ELF Weekly. He lives in Rindge with his wife, Marsha and their cat Dottie.