Draft Horses!

draft horses, equestrian propertiesDraft horses, they are the gentle giants built to work.  A draft horse is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.  There are a number of different breeds of draft horses with varying characteristics but all share the common traits of strength, patience and a docile temperment.  They were invaluable to past generations of farmers and loggers.

Today, draft horses can serve a number of functions, such as farming, logging, maple syrup production, and recreation.  They are also commonly used for breeding to lighter riding breeds such as the thoroughbred for sport horses.  Most draft horses are used for driving but they are also great riding horses due to their gently nature.

Draft horses are generally taller and have an extremely muscular build.  They tend to have broad, short backs with powerful hindquarters best suited for pulling. Draft breeds range from 16 to 19 hands high and from 1,400 to 2,000 pounds.  They are costly to feed because of their size, but do well on good quality grass.

There are many breeds of Draft horses.  Belgians are the most popular breed of draft horses.  They are big, strong, kind-natured and beautiful.  Some other breeds include:  American Creams, Brabants, Clydesdales which we all know from the Budweiser franchise, Percherons who are generally black or grey, Suffolk Punch, Shires, and Halflingers to name a few.

They are truly beautiful, gentle giants in the horse world and very loyal animals to own.

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This blog was posted on www.equestrian-properties.com on July 30, 2015

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2015!


Feast-goers of all ages are drawn by the wonderful aromas wafting through the air to our giant outdoor Carne de Espeto barbecue pit. Do it yourself!


Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

101st Annual Celebration – July 30 – August 2, 2015


    The 2014 Feast of the Blessed changes history by adding hours.
For those who have stayed away from the annual Feast saying, “Oh,
it’s too crowded and noisy for me” . . . the Feast will now be open
on Friday afternoon from 12 Noon to 6 PM in additional to all other
hours. Feast committee members have dedicated even more time
to make sure all of the food and beverage outlets will be open and
serving the foods that make the Feast such a great success. With
Friday night feast goers still at work, parking will be easier, lines
will be short or none at all . . . and the live entertainment will reflect
a quieter atmosphere.


The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.


Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com

Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

Visit www.PortugueseFeast.com for more information.

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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on July 27, 2015.

Mattapoisett Harbor Days are Here!

Harbor Days, BOLD Moves Real EstateHarbor Days 2015 July 17, 18, and 19Shipyard Park

The Mattapoisett Lions Club is known around the region for its annual Harbor Days events.  The Triathlon (July 12) will kick off the Harbor Days events and the Harbor Days festival begins on July 17 and runs through July 18 & 19.  This jam packed weekend includes craftsman and artisans from near and far, live entertainment, the annual Harbor Days raffle, free movies in the park and lots of food and fun for all ages.

Proceeds from the Harbor Days events will allow the Club to generously support Lions Club sponsored charities as well as assist those in need in our community.


Pick up your official Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days booklet at your local Mattapoisett retailer today!  Inside you will find listings of all the week-long Harbor Days events!

Harbor Days Event Listing 

Tuesday July 14th

  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Taste of the Town

Wednesday July 15th

  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • Mattapoisett Town Band Concert
    • Lion’s famous strawberry shortcake
    • Raffle ticket sales for a chance to win amazing prizes including:
  • Pair of tickets to a New England Patriots game (TBD)
  • Taste of Mattapoisett gift basket with gift certificates to: Oxford Creamery, Isabelle’s and Panino’s
  • 32″ HDTV
  • Super Mario Brothers Wii (u) game console system
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution gift pack

Friday July 17th

  • 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Friday Night Fish Fry provided by The Hollywood Scoop

Saturday July 18th

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm
    • Craft Fair – 100+ exhibitors
    • U Pick’em Auction
  •  9:00am to Closing
    • Raffle Tickets sales
  • 10:00am to 2:00pm
    • Grampy’s train rides Mattapoisett Free Public Library
  • 11:00am to Closing
    • The Kitchen Is Open
  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Lobster Fest – Complete dinner with chowder, corn on the cob and more!

Sunday July 19th

  • 8:00am to 11:00am
    • Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm
    • Craft Fair – 100+ exhibitors
    • U Pick’em Auction
  • 10:00am to 2:00pm
    • Grampy’s train rides Mattapoisett Free Public Library
  • 11:00am to 3:30pm
    • The Kitchen Is Open
  • 4:00pm
    • Raffle Winners are Drawn


Friday, July 17th

  • 7:00pm-10:00pm
    • Dave Charnley

Saturday, July 18th

  • 10:00am-1:00pm
    • Child Safety ID Program provided by the Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department
  • 11:30am-1:00pm
    • Butch McCarthy Singer/songwriter
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • K-9 Dogs Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department
  • 2:15pm-3:00pm
    • Toe Jam Puppet Band
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • Nicole Pierce from Funky Face and Body Art
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Harpoon Harmonizers

Sunday, July 19th

  • 9:30am–11am
    • The Mike Bliss Quartet
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
    • Showstoppers
  • 1:00pm
    • Fire Extinguisher Class – Wharf  Mattapoisett Fire Department
  • 1:30pm
    • Jaws of Life Demo. – WharfMattapoisett Fire Department
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Billy Couto & the After Hours Band


Taste of Summer
July 17, 18 & 19

Fish Fry 
Friday, July 17
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 18
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast -Sunday, July 19 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Mouthwatering Strawberry Shortcake

This delectible dessert will make its first appearance onWednesday evening, July 15 (rain or shine!) from 7:00-9:00pm during the Mattapoisett Town Band Concert. It will also be available throughout the weekend until sold out.

Annual Harbor Days Raffle!

This year’s prizes:

  • First Prize – Two tickets to a regular season New England Patriots game (date TBD)
  • Second Prize – Ninetendo Wii Super Mario 3D World Deluxe console
  • Third Prize – “Taste of Mattapoisett” gift basket including local items and gift certificates from Oxford Creamery, Isabelle’s and Panino’s
  • Fourth Prize – 32″ Sceptre HDTV

Tickets will cost $3.00 each or buy a book of five tickets for $10.00.  Get yours today!

For more information, e-mail: mattlionsclub@gmail.com
Drawing will be held Sunday, July 19th.  Winner assumes all responsibility for items, including taxes.  Must be 18 years old to win.

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This blog was posted on www.destinationhometown.com on July 17, 2015

Summer Pop-By Gifts!

Pop-By Gifts, BOLD Moves Real EstateSummer is here and it’s a great time to stop in to see some new and old clients with a Pop-By Gift just to let them know you’re thinking of them.  Pop-Bys mean just that.  Pop in, catch up with your clients, see how they’ve updated their house, leave a small gift and go.

There are some great ideas for summer-themed Pop-By gifts that won’t break the bank.  

Now is a great time to put together a basket of fresh fruit or vegetables.  If you have a garden, it’s a great way to share spare summer squash, zucchinis, cucumbers, or maybe peppers. You could also bring a watermelon, strawberries or blueberries in a pretty container.  A ribbon always adds a nice touch.  If you don’t have a garden, the farmer’s markets are always brimming with fresh produce and it’s a great way to support your local farmer.

A cheap sand pail filled with sand toys, sunglasses, sunscreen,  candy or even popcorn is a great idea for a family with children.

How about a small cooler filled with smores fixings, frisbees, and barbecue tools for a family that may enjoy camping?

Now’s the time when pedicures are very popular.  A basket or mason jar filled with pedicure essentials and maybe even a pair of flip flops would be a great idea for a single client or a family with small girls.

A barbecuing essential basket can be a  great  gift for the backyard barbecuer, especially if you sold them a home with great outdoor space.

You could also do a car essential themed basket for the car enthusiast.

This is also a great time of year to bring over some fresh summer flowers, an annual, or a perennial that will bloom year after year and make them think of you every time it flowers.

Make sure you add your own special branding in the form of a sticker or a card or even engraved on the gift to help keep your name in their thoughts.

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This blog was posted on www.destinationhometown.com on July 9, 2015.

Wareham and Fairhaven 4th of July!

Wareham, BOLD Moves Real EstateThe 4th of July is fast approaching and Wareham and Fairhaven have many events planned to celebrate the holiday.  Onset will be having a spectacular firework display  over Onset Beach and Bay, Onset, MA.  The fireworks will be set off at dusk on Saturday, July 4th.

The Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset at 10 am on Saturday at Onset Pier. This is the second year the Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset.  The event had been put on hold since the 1990’s.  Twenty vessels are expected to take part in the boat parade,  many dressed up for the Fourth or any other theme.

At 8am is the 39th Annual Antiques Faire hosted by the Wareham Historical Society.  The Antiques Faire will take place on the Village Green on Main Street from 8am to2pm.  From 10am to 2pm, Frank McNamee will be giving appraisals for a fee.  One item is $5, three items for $10.   The Wareham Minutemen and Militia will muster at noon.

There will also be a “Bicycle Pet Doll Carriage Parade” from 1 to 3 pm in Onset Village.  Children can decorate their bike or pet or doll carriage for this free event.

End your evening finding a great spot to watch the spectacular Fireworks display at Onset Harbor!

Fairhaven, BOLD Moves Real EstateFairhaven, MA has some great events to celebrate the Fourth of July!   The Fourth of July Car Cruise will take place on Saturday.  The event takes place at Fairhaven High on Huttleston Ave.   The gathering for the Flag Raising starts at 8:30 AM at the school.  Classic and antique cars and vehicles will then depart at 9:00AM and cruise through town and stop at Fort Phoenix for the Annual Independence Day Ceremony.

The Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony and Cannon Salute takes place on Saturday at 10 AM.  A program at the historical , Revolutionary War era fort will feature a brief history of Fort Phoenix, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances by The Showstoppers, and the singing of the National Anthem followed by the firing of the fort’s five 25-pound Seacoast Defense cannons.  This free event is sponsored by the Town of Fairhaven and the Fairhaven Village Militia.

Fourth of July is looking to be a spectacular day in Wareham and Fairhaven.

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This blog was posted on July 3, 2015 on www.boldmovesrealestate.com