Asgaard Farm’s Bouncing Baby Goats

As soon as the golf cart pulled up in front of a grassy fenced-in lot, all I could see was the red shelter, resembling a horse trailer that’s usually hitched to vehicles. When the farmer killed the engine of the cart, tiny baby goats popped their heads out of the windows in the small shelter, curious about the noise. They pranced over the sunshine-splattered weeds and bundled together in a furry mass near the wire fence, eager to be closer to the visitors. They jostled each other in a group of plump bodies, wanting to be the first to the…

Tips for a Hopeful Bass Fisher

Lake Champlain’s bass season opens the second Saturday of June and runs through late fall. The lake is popular for its summer tournaments. The fish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass, lay dormant underneath the icy crust that covers the lake over the winter season. The key to knowing when bass fishing starts? Blooming flowers and falling leaves. The best time to go fishing? The season’s first week. At least according to Captain Howard Hammond, a local tour guide. After all, the central south region of Lake Champlain is known in the United States as Bass Country. In this wide and…

Check Out Women on Wheels at the Mayor’s Cup

Group biking offers endurance building and working toward a common goal. W.O.W., a new biking program, is ready to fulfill those things. Made by Plattsburgh’s local Maui North, Women on Wheels of the North Country was made to service women to reach their biking goals. Maui North co-owner Kim Manion explained the group is for women with the goal of improving their bike riding ability, expanding connections and competing in Mayor’s Cup 20-, 50- or 70-mile ride. They can be spotted at this year’s Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride July 12 wearing matching jersey shirts with the group’s logo. Participant Teri LeeLaMora, 42, believes that Women…

Make Art and Engage with Nature

I am a creative person. I am inspired by the natural world, and most people can be transformed by the simple power of beauty. Photography lets me express that beauty. It lets me express my feelings and tastes. In one form or another, a little piece of myself is always left in the photos I take. I recently visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., to check out The Wild Walk,  a new extension of the Wild Center that opens this Fourth of July. I suggest you all listen to me when I say, GO VISIT. This amazing walk…