When I got back to Waldo after touring Danbury, I set about my usual routine. I began downloading all of the images I had captured, did a quick scan of them and deleted anything I knew at a glance didn’t portray what I intended. Some of them just didn’t come across equal to what I had seen and, as always, there were those just plain out of focus. Then the real work editing begins, a little crop here, a little adjustment there and then I have the final image. Depending on how many images I have, this process can take a half hour or 3 hours. The final step, as far as the blog is concerned, is deciding which images I am going to use to tell the story of the town. Usually it is pretty simple, all of the images I kept, I would use. Not so with Danbury! I still ended up with almost a 100 pictures. So, I’m not going to put all 100 of them in this post, but it is going to be a little longer than usual. So, without any further of my musings, welcome to Danbury… Danbury-1887 I’m going to begin with how I ended my tour. While I was checking out Danbury, I passed a sign for Reuben’s Rescue Ranch. In the field, I saw all sorts of animals, so of course I stopped in. I called out to the barn with no answer, so I knocked on the door of the house. I’m always a bit apprehensive just showing up unannounced. Dawn (founder of the ranch) was just about to dash out to work, but invited me to come back Saturday. I returned on Saturday and spent several hours meeting the happy inhabitants of the ranch. The Thomson family shared their story with me as we enjoyed the afternoon sun with the newest additions to the ranch. ReubensRescue-2506 ReubensRescue-2512 ReubensRescue-2522

Reuben welcomes the newcomers

Reuben welcomes the newcomers

Reuben spies the feed and wants the ducks to share with him

Tiny spies the feed and wants the ducks to share with him. You can see the thrift store in the background

Tom and Reuben

Tom and Tiny

Alec brings out more furry friends for me to meet… ReubensRescue-2533 ReubensRescue-2536 And in the paddock… ReubensRescue-2550

Dawn and Reuben

Dawn and Reuben





To help cover the cost of caring for their furry family members, the Thomson’s run a thrift shop. Dawn spoke with such passion as she told me stories of peoples’ generosity to the ranch. Osborne’s Agway  opened an account where people can donate funds to help with expenses of running the ranch. With everything else going on in their lives, Dawn also writes a column for the Weir’s Times called Dawn on the Farm. She says some day, she will take all of the stories and compile them into a book about her experiences.  As many of you know, I’ll never pass up an opportunity to spend time with animals on a ranch, so for me, it was an awesome way to spend a Saturday! Thank you to Reuben’s Rescue Ranch!

There are plenty of other beautiful farms in Danbury. .. Danbury-1940 Danbury-9427 Danbury-1938 Danbury-1927 Danbury-1898 Danbury-1893 Danbury-1935 Danbury-1909 New England charm and history show throughout town… Danbury-1930 Danbury-1933 Danbury-1932 Danbury-1943 Danbury-1944 Danbury is also the proud home of Ragged Mountain ResortDanbury-1901 Danbury-1904 As I drove the scenic and peaceful roads of Danbury, marveled at the beauty surrounding me… Danbury-1889 Danbury-1907 Danbury-1911 Danbury-1897 Danbury-1890 I stopped to admire many of the lakes, ponds, rivers and bogs. It isn’t called “The Lakes Region” for nothing! Danbury-1894 Danbury-1895 Danbury-1917 Danbury-1914 Danbury-1912 Danbury-1928

I wasn't the only one enjoying the lake

I wasn’t the only one enjoying the lake

Danbury-9410 I stopped at one of the marshes. Turtles are on the move this time of year and busy roads can certainly be a hazard for them. I sat there listening to the song of the marsh. The symphony was made up of birds, frogs, the splash of a nearby stream and a gentle breeze. For just a little while, I closed my eyes and let the music carry me away… Danbury-1942 Danbury-9439 Thank you for coming along with me. Be sure to keep up with my travels by signing up for email notification of new posts or liking me on Facebook. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Danbury. Until next week…

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8 Comments on “Danbury”

  1. marthaschaefer June 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Oh Wow! I don’t know how you managed to choose your shots. They are all so lovely. I imagine you stopping and just soaking up the sounds and sights. What a great post!!

    Hope your post helps out Reuben’s Rescue, a worthy cause indeed. Where do all the animals come from?

    • Touring NH June 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Some of the animals find their way to the ranch because the owners can’t or, worse, won’t take care of them. The ducklings were a school hatching project. Word of mouth brings most of the animals in. The ranch really is a labor of love.

  2. Robin S. Kent June 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    A great tour! Thanks very much.

    • Touring NH June 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      Glad you stopped in! Danbury really does have it all.

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    That’s another town I’ve never been to. They have some great scenery. I love the old bans and all the water.
    I’m glad there are places like Reuben’s Rescue Ranch!

    • Touring NH June 9, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      You can’t drive down a road in Danbury without finding waterways, farms and wonderful scenery. Only an hour and a half from Pboro and it’s beautiful all the way! Reuben’s is awesome!!!

  4. Marie Keates June 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    Wow! What an amazing place, especially the first farm. No wonder you took so many photos.


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