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I was browsing through some photos the other day when I came across a few from 2014 taken when I visited Susan Durville in New Ipswich to see her baby goats. These little guys were so much fun to watch as they bounced around fighting for the milk. Her goats were as interested in me as I was in them, what fun.

Feeding baby goats by John Poltrack on 500px.com
You can guess by my expression how much I enjoyed this opportunity to feed these cute little guys


The Spokesman by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Billy, the spokesman had a few words to say


Goats by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Giving me the eye


Antler by John Poltrack on 500px.com


What time is it? by John Poltrack on 500px.com
What time is it?


Down on the Farm by John Poltrack on 500px.com
I would be remiss as a photographer if I didn’t click a shot of a weathered barn



Throwback Thursday: Goodbye old barn

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june 02, 2007

The Swenson barn on Whittemore Hill in New Ipswich, NH had fallen into disrepair after over 200 years. Family and friends gathered for a demolition party and to say goodbye to an old  friend and landmark.

barn interior view
The barn had plenty of ventilation and light. At this point the flooring had buckled and was unsafe.
barn demolition crew
Demolition crew discusses the best approach to this project.
old barn
Walker Magrauth (wearing hard hat) discusses best strategy to take the barn down safely.
old barn
At this point there was not much holding up the barn, yet it remained intact.
chain on barn
The plan was to attach a chain to a corner post and pull, the barn was supposed to collapse. Instead it shifted and remained intact.
second barn attempt
The second attempt was a bit more hazardous. The fact that the barn stayed intact for so long is a testament to post and beam construction.
Collapsing Barn
fallen barn
With a cloud of dust and a number of escaping bats, the barn falls.
Lynda grills burgers
Lynda Swenson grills some burgers as the dust settles behind her. We were there to help pick up the mess but spent the time eating and socializing. Walker used equipment to do the cleanup.
Lenny and Poltrack family
Lenny Swenson with my family.
Weber family
John and Angelika Weber with their son Parker.
Walker picks up the pieces. With the barn gone, there is a nice view of the field.

Caught in the web

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The Photo club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the New Ipswich Library. It’s a fun group, we share photo ideas and plan a theme or outing for the month. This photo was taken at my first outing in December of 2013 at an old barn in Jaffrey, NH. It was a cold and dark place which presented several challenges and learning experiences. You can learn more about the photo club by emailing us.Photograph Caught in the web by John Poltrack on 500px

Currently the Club has a photo display at the Peterborough Camera Shop which will run till the end of May (2015). The theme chosen for the photos is Silhouettes. Stop in a take a look at our work.