No Shave November, Movember, whatever you call it, we believe in beards year round. But to keep those whiskers looking dandy, at little grooming is involved. Here are our top picks for keeping your man scruff top notch!
1. Burroughs Beard Oil
2. Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor
3. KC Atwood Aftershave
4. Bummel Shave Cream
5. MCMC Dude No. 1 Beard Oil
6. Worwood Absinthium Cream
7. Shaving Brush
What are your plans for No Shave November / Movember?
Inspiration images from here.
Construction has begun on the future Art in the Age distillery and test kitchen in Tamworth, New Hampshire!
Opening Winter of 2014, Tamworth Distillery will be built on the site of the historic Tamworth Inn, located in the center of the historic village. A section of the Inn will be preserved to ensure the history of the town lives on, while the remaining space will be devoted to a carefully constructed micro-distillery.
Art in the Age will use the distillery as a small-scale test kitchen, where we’ll create farm-to-bottle spirits in a range of categories. Most everything will be made from New Hampshire crops!
We hope to return the Inn building to it’s former glory, removing any unsightly additions that were built over the last century.
Follow the building of the distillery from the ground up at #TAMWORTHDISTILLING
Our friends up at the Tamworth Lyceum are planning some amazing events for the month of September, featuring our favorite Rhode Island brewers, Narragansett!
Kicking off with an opening reception on Friday September 2nd, the Lyceum will showcase the brand’s great heritage through classic Narragansett advertisements and ephemera.
The Lyceum is also hosting a contest in celebration of Narragansett Neighbor Day, where visitors can nominate their favorite neighbor to win a case of ‘Gansett!
The winner of the Neighbor Day drawing will be announced at the Narragansett Cookout on Sunday September 25th, where all attendees will have a chance to sip an ice cold ‘Gansett while enjoying ‘Gansett BBQ specialties.
Visit the Tamworth Lyceum site for more details on these amazing events.
Our fourth and final day in Tamworth was spent visiting the Tamworth Community School.
The school holds community lunches every Thursday afternoon, and the spread included local favorites, including Fred Bickford’s roast beef, Karl Behr’s chicken, Maple Moon Farm ham, Maplewood Farm egg salad, local cheeses and vegetables. Delicious homemade bread was baked by Peg at Sunnyfield Bakery, some made with wheat grown in New Hampshire!
This particular lunch was celebrating the 92nd birthday of one of Tamworth’s favorite residents, Bun Nickerson.
After lunch, we headed over to the schools new pig pen to see the newest editions to the farm; piglets Hamlet, Sassafras, Kevin Bacon.
We were also able to meet with Community School development coordinator and teacher Lianne Prentice, garden manager Kim Knollenberg, and former student Eric Dube to learn a little bit about the school’s past and current projects.
Founded in 1989, The Community School is a private non-sectarian co-educational day school serving 30 students in grades 6 to 12. Community school students are bright, highly motivated young people from 15 towns in central New Hampshire and western Maine.
The Community School’s mission is to support students on their individual learning paths within a caring and respectful community.
Students and teachers collaborate in small multi-disciplinary classes, at School Meetings, and in the school’s gardens and forests to build a healthy local community that contributes to a sustainable world. In preparation for college and meaningful work, students learn by doing, connect with nature, develop an ethic of stewardship, solve real problems, and provide service to others.
Visiting the school was an inspiring experience, and we’re definitely looking forward to attending more community lunches in the near future. Maybe we’ll even be able to sip some ROOT together at the Community schools bi-annual dinners!
The future site of the Tamworth Lyceum is located on historic Main Street, Tamworth, an ideal vision of an American country town that could easily serve as the backdrop of a Norman Rockwell painting. Main Street still functions as it would have 100 years ago, offering the townsfolk a place to gather and keep up with current events at the Town Hall, enjoy a show at the classic Barnstormers theater, or grab a quick breakfast at The Other Store.
The Historic Tamworth Town Hall
Tamworth Church and blue skies.
We spent our third day exploring Main Street and were lucky enough to spend some time at to one of Main Street’s greatest treasures, the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm.
The Remick family settled in Tamworth over 200 years ago, and six generations of the same family worked the farm. Each generation prospered, and was active in the town’s history. Before his death in 1993, Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick created a foundation to preserve his home, farm and family history in a way that the public could enjoy. The Remick family’s 200 year history in Tamworth gives us all a glimpse into how people worked and played in this historic landscape.
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm showcases the agricultural way of life in New Hampshire, from 1790 to the present. Remick is actually a working farm with sheep, goats, cows, steers, oxen, chickens, turkeys, lambs and pigs. They have even created an 1830′s style garden complete with historic crops and vegetables.
We can’t wait to come back this summer just to attend some classes at Remick and drink some ROOT with their amazing staff!