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OLD HOUSE JOURNAL features Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

My Neighborhood Northeast Kingdom, Vermontby Jerry Johnson/ Photos by Carolyn Bates Vermontโ€™s wild, beautiful Northeast Kingdom comprises three counties in the northeast corner of the state. This town of 1,100 people at the center of Orleans County has lots of history; it was founded in 1781 by Ira Allen and his wife, Jerusha Enos Allen; Ira and his brother Ethan Allen were Green Mountain ...
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INCREDIBLE STORY โ€“ I CAN RETURN SO EASILY by Jerry Johnson

PaintingWhen my four brothers and I were kids, our parents would take us on vacations to Cape Cod. Invariably, we would rent a cottage at Grand Cove in West Dennis. Just up the road from the cottage was an artist who painted seascapes and old clipper ships. His name was Alfred Gabali. I would say to him, โ€œSir, your paintings are incredible. Itโ€™s as if one ...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!I hope that you are all able to take a little time an do something you enjoy this holiday season whether it is fly fishing on the Mad River like Jerry Johnson or spending time with friends and family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!- Carolyn Bates How to Make a Holiday Card ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ Want to know how the card was made? See what I d...
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Merry Christmas!

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As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat ... Meet Gracie

a1sx2_Blog_gracie-dec-02-2014-1920x1200_DSC2028.jpg"What used to be my chair is now hers. Cats do that. ... Gracie is a bit different - this past she was sitting on a plant table with a window view of outside, where a little bunny was perhaps 6 feet away from the window, perfect view of the rabbit, a normal cat would have been going nuts looking at it, but here's Gracie, swatting at a tiny little f...
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Noah's Song is the Newest Release from award-winning poet Jerry Johnson!

Noah's SongNoahโ€™s Song begins with โ€ฆ Have you ever seen llamas wearing pajamas or a dancing cow in a herd? Or a big bull moose atop a caboose? Are all my questions absurd? I was building an ark when I heard my dog bark at a long-haired orangutan. The sight of this ape with a muscular shape was enough to frighten any man! Just the other day while out making...
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The 2014 Harvest Party!

The Harvest Party

This year author Jerry Johnson hosted a Harvest Party at his old schoolhouse and barn. Take a look at some of the photos from this fun event!

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This Old Schoolhouse by Jerry Johnson, Creek Road Poet

jjohnson-14ah_CLB2319-sh.jpgIn the heart of the Northeast Kingdom in the town of East Albany sat an old wood-framed schoolhouse. The year was 1983. It was August, a beautiful time of year to be in Vermont. Summer was winding down and nights were growing cooler. My investigation about the schoolhouse revealed that Erdine Gonyaw was the last teacher to educate a room full of th...
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Five Stars for Up the Creek Without a Saddle!

Up the Creek Without a SaddleIn this celebrated book, UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A SADDLE, award-winning poet Jerry Johnson has created a universal memoir of life experiences. Animals, the natural world around us, people, first loves, loss, joy, and so much more breathes in his poetry full of treasured images. The words portray life on many levels, the images stay with you, and ther...
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An Author's Inspiration: A revnovated century-old schoolhouse with a spectacular barn!

Restored century-old schoolhouse on a farm in Vermontโ€™s fabled Northeast Kingdom

Take a look at author Jerry Johnson's restored century-old schoolhouse and stunning barn located on a farm in Vermont. Artistically and architecturally, this farm is truly inspiring.

Read the story of This Old Schoolhouse by Jerry Johnson here.

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