Hidden Acres Farm, Newton NH
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The curve of the road brings you around and to the farm. There the tractors seem artfully situated near the driveway, the light shines through the barn door, the wrap-around porch greets you, and it all says “Welcome to Hidden Acres Farm.” The house, barn, and outer buildings retain the charm of a long-ago era. If the walls could talk, there would be many tales (and tails) of daily life on the farm.

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McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford, NH McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford, NH

Is there a more forlorn vision than that of man of the earth being confined to a desk? Not if you happened to be Donald K. McLeod, graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Animal Husbandry back in 1927. On impulse, or perhaps desperation, Donald left that desk in 1946, bought a farm in Milford, and planted two orchards, one for apples and a smaller one for peaches. With his brother Kenneth, who joined him after serving in the Navy, they developed a lucrative wholesale apple business with controlled storage.

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