Little cow handler carries on a family tradition at Field Days

SHOREHAM EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Ava Wood flashes a big smile with her calf, Alice (named for her late great-grandmother), after winning a competition. Her great-grandfather Victor (Alice’s husband) watches proudly in the white hat in the background. Photo courtesy of Gail Wood

Eight-year-old Ava Alice Wood from Shoreham showed a big smile when she took first place in her dairy Showmanship class at Field Days this past Thursday, Aug. 8.

Farmers-to-be learn the value of work during Field Days prep

FRIENDS TANNER BURNS, left, Avery Carl, Tucker Wright and Joseph Bergevin climb one of the vintage tractors in front of the tractor pad at Field Days. Independent photo/Nora Peachin

A gang of four middle-school-age boys climb the antique tractors sitting next to the Tac-O’ the Town truck, laughing and discussing tomorrow’s 4-H competition.

Maple in every form is a family specialty at Field Days Sugarhouse

FIELD DAYS SUGARHOUSE manager Andrew Rainville runs the cash register while Moe Rheaume cooks up maple treats in the kitchen. Independent photo/Nora Peachin

The sweet smell of maple syrup wafting across the fairground draws people from all over to the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers’ sugarhouse, where Andrew Rainville is tempting customers with maple

Huge crowd sees – and hears – Demolition Derby at Field Days

DANIEL WHITNEY’S 15D, Natalie Heustis’ 69x and Geoffrey Grant’s No. 10 have a meeting of the minds in a 4-cylinder heat in Thursday night’s Demo Derby at Field Days. Independent photo/Steve James

NEW HAVEN — In addition to mangling already badly damaged remnants of formerly valuable vehicles, awarding cash prizes and trophies and entertaining and deafening a couple thousand fans of motorize


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