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New Hampshire

Posted by laurie on May 31, 2011

We went to New Hampshire for the weekend, home to Phillip’s brother Wayne, his wife Roseanne, and three of their 4 children with their children, etc. Plus many dogs, as you know. They have a cookout every Memorial Day weekend using a New Zealand (where Roseanne is from) cooking method called hangi. You dig a large hole in the ground, put rocks in it, build a fire to heat the rocks, put the food in on top of the rocks, cover it with dirt, then drink beer while it cooks. Yum! That’s Phillip’s nephew Jerome in the hole with his dog Elizabeth, a retriever who likes to retrieve and likes even more to jump in the icy cold river nearby.

Hi, Moses! None of the dogs are beagles and all of the dogs are fine running free. The boys of course would have headed for Vermont, and thus they stayed at home with my cousin Marcy.

This is Levi, one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever known.

And here is baby Cole, now 7 months old!

6 Responses to “New Hampshire”

  1. Karen S. said

    The cooking method sounds like a New England clam bake. The dogs probably thought you were burying food, just like they do. Baby Cole is really cute and getting big.

  2. Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

    It also sounds like a Hawai’ian pig roast, especially the part about drinking beer.

    Good call on leaving the Wandering Ones at home. My Lily “had an EScape”* on Friday and was apparently heading for Vermont (from Northern California) but thought better of it and returned home before she was flattened on the road. I was . . . what comes after frantic? That’s what I was.

    *Apologies to Arlo Guthrie.

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      Cody got off his leash 3 times in 2 weeks a couple of months ago. I consulted with a friend who has trained dogs for years. She suggested a buckle collar instead of the kind that snaps together and a different snap for the end of the leash. That has kept my little Houdini in the yard.
      Last week I came home from work and let the boys out right away, as usual. As they dashed out the door, I realized I HADN’T HOOKED THEM UP TO THEIR LEASHES! Luckily, Henry only went as far as the neighbor’s yard when a wonderful odor in the grass stopped him long enough for me to scoop him up. Cody got further away, but HE was stopped by the enticing smell of rotten SOMETHING. As he joyously rolled in the rotten SOMETHING I was able to pick him up and return him to the confines of the yard and his leash!

  3. SUE, Barney & Jodi's Mom said

    I always say mine will be in Louisiana before I can get to the fence that they dug under. LOL Last week a friend of mine kept ours while we had new floors laid. Anyhow, we got a frantic call from her that Jodi aka She-Devil got into the yard next door. The gates were locked and she couldn’t get into the yard to get her, and Jodi had turned deaf. Jodi didn’t even respond to the shaking of a potato chip bag. So off we go to get Jodi, we walked into the yard and called her and she came right back. I thought my friend was going to have a panic attack. Those dogs….and we love them 🙂

  4. SUE, Barney & Jodi's Mom said

    OOps sorry, looks like a good time. Love that all the dogs come along. How nice is that.

  5. Donna & Oscar & Spencer said

    In Hawaii the underground oven is called a Imu. Although most of the time Imu’s are used for the Tourist Luaus, one of our neighbors across the canal built an imu a few years back and started cooking very early in the morning. Of course the beer drinking started very early in the morning too. These guys were very serious about their cooking and their beer drinking. About 5:00pm the whole party was fast asleep in the ground and the Imu was still cooking. I still wonder if there was any pig left after they woke up or if the pig was just a burnt out nibblet.

    You guys probably didn’t cook pig though. What do you cook in a New Zealand hangi?

    p.s. Is your sisterin-law Maori? The Maori’s and the Hawaiian’s are closely related.

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