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Ruffled (Ruffed?) Grouse in Smiths Cove

Ian enjoys working with trees.  Our new property in Smiths Cove needed some tree-pruning, partly to improve visibility for the new store.  The resulting wood would be used to produce heat in our combination wood-oil furnace. One warm winter day, he was trimming some trees on the east side of the property when he noticed that a curious bird had come to check him out.  He recognized the bird as a ruffled (or according to most sources, ruffed; but we’ve always known them as ruffled) grouse. The last time we had seen one of…

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