There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe

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Here are Michael Tougias's adventures at a tiny A-frame cabin on six acres of land overlooking a pond in Northern Vermont. There he meets porcupines that have taken up residence directly underneath his outhouse, encounters the colorful locals, and learns that nature has a way of becoming our instructor. This funny, honest, and personal account is the perfect book for anyone who loves the outdoors and loves to laugh.
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Overview

Here are Michael Tougias's adventures at a tiny A-frame cabin on six acres of land overlooking a pond in Northern Vermont. There he meets porcupines that have taken up residence directly underneath his outhouse, encounters the colorful locals, and learns that nature has a way of becoming our instructor. This funny, honest, and personal account is the perfect book for anyone who loves the outdoors and loves to laugh.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931868624
  • Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Capital Discoveries Ser.
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Syndicated outdoor columnist and author Michael Tougias is one of New England's leading nature writers. He is the author and co-author of 14 books including River Days, New England Wild Places, Quiet Places of Massachusetts, Exploring the Hidden Charles, and King Philip's War. His columns appear in the Springfield Union News, Taunton Gazette, and Attleboro Sun Chronicle and he frequently contributes to Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Fine Gardening, Flower and Garden, Yankee Travel, the Boston Globe, Farmer's Almanac, and Trout Magazine. Tougias gives about 125 presentations a year and he is the host of "Exploring New England" on New England Cable News. He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 The First Trip 1
Chapter 2 Mountain Madness: Love of the Land, Fear of the Night 10
Chapter 3 Reluctant Guests, Outhouses, and a New Career 17
Chapter 4 Meeting the Neighbors 28
Chapter 5 Close Encounters: The Big Impact of Small Creatures 39
Chapter 6 Time on My Side: Building a New Definition of Home Improvement 45
Chapter 7 An Avid Reader Learns the Lessons of the Frontier 54
Chapter 8 On Getting Lost and Finding John Muir 65
Chapter 9 Expect the Unexpected 73
Chapter 10 A Closer Look 83
Chapter 11 The Wonders of the Pond 94
Chapter 12 Into the Kingdom and Beyond: Game Wardens, Moose, and Fine Lodging 105
Chapter 13 Bulls, Boomer, and Tree Cutting Made Difficult 123
Chapter 14 Old Friends Are the Best Friends 143
Chapter 15 Go Slow, Go Deep 156
Epilogue 161
About the Author 163
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