apply for a Passport at the Pittsfield Post Office, 2 Elm St.,
Pittsfield, NH! Our Passport Acceptance Hours are 8AM-11AM/1PM-3PM.
Monday to Friday, No appointment required. Saturday, 8-12,
must present: evidence of US Citizenship, photocopy of Citizenship
evidence, photo ID, and photocopy of photo ID.
a Saturday Passport Event scheduled for YOU! Saturday, April 21st,
take your photo, too!
Pittsfield Historical Society is looking for someone interested in
helping to design a new headquarters and museum. It would be
wonderful if an architect would step forward, or someone with some
experience in designing buildings. If interested, please contact
Larry Berkson at 798-3984.
Pittsfield Housing Standards has an opening for a member of their
board. This member needs to be a landlord owning a residential
rental property within the town of Pittsfield who is also a legal
resident and a registered voter in the town of Pittsfield. If you
have any questions, please call Kim at 435-6773 ext 21.
Friends of Josiah Carpenter Library will be holding a Used Book Sale
in conjunction with the Town Wide Yard Sale on June 2, 2018.
Please consider donating your used books to the library to add to
the book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library.
be Rash, think
outside the Trash”
Consider contacting your local fire department for a burn permit to
safely manage your brush removal and take advantage of turning this
into a family activity complete with S’MORES!!
Call BCEP at (603)435-6237, for other brush and yard waste disposal
board meeting 4/10/18
library trustees requested a public hearing to receive input on the
fate of the barn behind 33 Main St. It will take place as part of
the BOS meeting May 22. If you have an interest, please attend.
Plante was reappointed to Parks & Recreation.
police dept. reported on hiring progress- it looks promising due to
a better than expected number of applicants. In the meantime, we
still depend on hiring outside details to make up uncovered shifts.
Barnstead has been extremely cooperative in this regard and the BOS
thanks their Chief and the town for helping us out.
news and bad news on the road paving- we have the go ahead to bid
out Safe Routes to School and our scheduled projects. The bad news
is all the paving companies are buried in work so prices will
probably be higher and we will be put at the end of the list. The
state is also supposed to get going on their roads through town. We
expect to see at least a portion of the work done by Old Home Day.
rep. reported that the hill where brush had been accepted has been
closed by the state due to plastic bags that ended up in the cat
litter bin, and consquently the compost pile is in violation. Brush
can be taken to Pembroke where it is accepted for free. Info at
reported they are participating in a "First Impressions" initiative
with Tilton. Our CDC will make observations about their
downtown and they will do the same in Pittsfield. Should be
Numerous book-keeping items rounded out the night.
welcomed the Pittsfield Middle High School Varsity Boys Basketball
Team to the State House Wednesday, April 11. During the Executive
Council Session, Governor Sununu presented the team with a
Commendation for their positive representation of Pittsfield's
community and winning the school's first ever Boys Basketball State
Championship. The boys presented the Governor with an autographed
team photo and a Pittsfield Basketball Golf Hat.
The Farm - Piggy Drama
Submitted By Carole Soule
Feeding: Dr. Elizabeth Taglauer and her daughter Alanna,
visitors to the farm, help nurse a formerly "squished piglet" to
have a temporary home in the farmhouse bathtub.
are seven baby pigs in my bathtub. I thought one or two would need
help, but three days after their birth it seemed wise to move the
surviving seven to the farmhouse. Even though she was an attentive
mother with her previous litter, Lucky was not so conscientious on
this occasion. Fourteen had been born, only seven were still alive.
I had to take action.
is a very calm sow. She never objects when her I handle her babies,
and they squeal. Typically, mothers become aggressive when their
young cry out…but not Lucky. After giving birth, Lucky seemed
lethargic. I discovered that she was running a high temperature of
104.1 and needed medicine. As she had also developed mastitis, it
was time to administer penicillin. She barely complained when I
jabbed the needle into her neck.
receiving two treatments, her temperature came down to 102.5, but
she continued to be lethargic. She hadn’t moved all day while her
young nursed. Despite my pushing, shoving and coaxing, Lucky would
not stand until I offered her a bucket of water. Giving water to a
prone pig is like trying to drink while lying in bed; not very
efficient. As the water poured onto the floor, thirsty Lucky
perked up and struggled to her feet. Her thirst proved motivation to
get her up from her bed. After guzzling two gallons of water, she
carefully settled back down with her babies. All seemed well until
the following morning.
piglets were still breathing when I found them although one was
extremely cold. They were apparently squishing victims of a
700-pound careless mother. Despite my efforts to help them, both
died. Later that morning, I found two more wedged between Lucky’s
front legs and a board. One survived. Only seven of the original
fourteen newborns remained so to save these seven I decided to
relocate them to my warm bathtub where there would be no more
will be given her remaining course of penicillin and then move in
with other adult pigs.
‘lucky seven’ survivors will spend at least a week in the bathtub,
and then move onto the porch with House-Pig ‘Tazzy’ until they are
able to eat solid food. When it’s warmer, they’ll move to outside
calf arrived the same day as the piglets. Misty, a Scottish
Highlander cow, gave birth to a healthy red boy named Alan ….. all
without any cow-drama. We brought mother and son into the holding
pen to keep an eye on them. Alan is the first of seventeen calves
expected this Summer. May all the bovine births go as smoothly.
pig-drama continues. Bruce and I now have to bottle-feed seven
ravenous babies three times a day. Does anyone want to lend a hand?
It’s hard working with pigs because whatever you do they are likely
… to squeal on you!
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon, NH, where she
raises and sells beef, pork, lamb, eggs and other local products.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.