Thursday Doors

When you spend the majority of your adult life in the Midwest, there are a couple of things you take for granted – smoked meats and exceptional BBQ.

Then you move to New Hampshire, and have a rude awakening because those two things aren’t really on the menu up here. So, when I was in Canterbury touring the Shaker Village, and a fellow Master Gardener mentioned smoked meats, my ears perked right up.

Down the road a couple of miles and a right turn onto a dirt road, and what did we find but the Fox Country Smoke HouseΒ in an absolutely charming rustic building.

What a great old building. Β I even smiled looking at that curved smoke stack. Now, let’s open that door and go inside and see what we can find.

There were eight of us ladies shopping, and I was pulling stuff out of the coolers as fast as I could. All I could think about was how happy my husband was going to be when I got home.

We’ve tried the Canadian Bacon, Spicy Bacon, Pork Chops, and part of one Pork Loin, and they were all delicious.

88 miles round trip to buy good smoked meat – sounds reasonable to me. πŸ™‚

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, November 1, 2018

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56 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Oh boy, oh boy, I want to go there! Love the building, lots of woodsy character and surely they are making some good smokey meats in a setting like that!

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’ll just have to be happy for you since I’m not a fan of smoke-flavoured foods … but the curved chimney is very interesting. Is that a normal thing when smoking foods?

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  3. Oh yeah! What a great find! And yes, it sounds reasonable to me, too. We’ve been known to travel farther than that for good BBQ!

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Wow, Judy, where to start. OK, great old door. I love the price list! But the meat, oh yeah, I’d make that trip in a heartbeat. We’ve had some BBQ places open up around here in recent years. They’re pretty good, but they don’t compare well to places in the midwest. What a great find.

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  5. Annie says:

    That’s quite a haul for the refrigerator and freezer. Like you, I’m always on the prowl for good smoked meats and I wish I’d known about Fox Country meats when I visited Shaker Village.

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  6. That could be a road trip from NC! Awesome find!

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  7. Murphy's Law says:

    LOVE this building, even though it’s rotting out from the bottom up! πŸ˜„ That bench and the menu add the perfect touch. And the curved chimney must have a story. Clearly that was a fantastic door you walked through. Like Joanne, I am not a fan of smoked flavored meat, but for anyone who is, this is a super find. I think you have singlehandedly increased their business significantly!!

    You and Dennis need to take a road trip there before the weather turns bad. Bon-appetite!
    πŸ”Ή Ginger πŸ”Ή

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  8. Joyce says:

    Who would even guess the treasures that lie beyond that humble doorway? Well you found them, lady! My husband would be very proud of me for bringing home that bounty of freezer-filling goodies, too!
    We have some good bbq here, but visiting the Texas daughter makes me realize how regional much good eating is – nothing compares to what I’ve eaten (and stood in a long line for!) there!

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    • It’s tough when you’ve lived where you can enjoy good BBQ and good Mexican and then suddenly you’re in clam chowder land, and they don’t give two hoots for either. πŸ™‚ So, when we travel anywhere, I check BBQ, Mexican, and craft beer so I can get some options going. We can find good beer and BBQ in SC, but so far we haven’t found good Mexican. I’ll keep looking. πŸ™‚


  9. That was quite a ways to go for smoked meat. Glad it was good.

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  10. Norm 2.0 says:

    That building sure is a beauty. I’ve never been a big fan of smoked meats, but a few thin slices of smoked ham on a homemade fried-egg breakfast sandwich are always welcome πŸ˜›
    Mmm…breakfast sandwich… *wanders off to see if we have any eggs left in the fridge*

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  11. quilt32 says:

    Here in the Cincinnati area, we’re close enough to Kentucky and the south to appreciate smoked meat. I love that building – I can smell the wood smoke surrounding it.

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  12. Definitely a great old building. And when are you serving their meats? I wanna come try some.

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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    The real deal – worth the trip!

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  14. Sounds reasonable to me, too!! Forget the sweets and give me savory! Great building and door, too, BTW. πŸ™‚


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  15. Oddment says:

    Next to that wonderful BLT should be a whopping side of congratulations! What a find! I am enjoying the image of you diving head-first into the coolers. That’s the kind of life moment that can carry you through for quite a while. That weatherworn place is a gem.

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  16. germac4 says:

    What a building! I bet it could tell a few stories of days gone by. .. especially how it came to have a curved chimney. Smoked bacon is a favourite of mine.πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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  17. Sue Harvey says:

    Here in Michigan it’s finding those funky little places that make smoked fish. Salmon, Whitefish esp. take an up north trip or the upper peninsula . Stop get a chunk weighed up, wrapped in butcher paper, some saltines. Then go find a picnic table lots of scenic outlooks along us 2 to see Lake Michigan, watch the lake boats ..maybe a beer if you’re so inclined.
    I’m hungry

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  18. Ally Bean says:

    I love finding those oddball little stores that sell only one thing. They always have a story to tell. And this one’s door is a delightful, exactly like I’d expect it to be.

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  19. What a fab old building, it looks abandoned.

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    • That is an interesting observation because it is off on a dirt road, does look abandoned, and there’s no sign on the building. There is a small sign down the road where you turn off, but no actual building sign. You’ve really got to know it is there to find it. πŸ™‚

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  20. KerryCan says:

    We had the same experience, living in Buffalo and not realizing how exceptional the pizza was . . . until we moved away! I sometimes dream about it. But you’ve scored big time, finding this place–and you can bring lots of meat home and pop it in the freezer, right?

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  21. joey says:

    And to get doors! I think that’s an excellent endeavor! It really is a pretty lil meat shack and the scenery is also lovely.

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  22. Looks like a great find!

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  23. Life could not be enjoyed without real smoked bacon. We’ve ordered our smoked Turkey from our local smoker. It’s become tradition.

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  24. Oh, it is a great-looking old building and seems perfect for its use.

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  25. A shoo with lots of character! πŸ™‚

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  26. slfinnell says:

    Hey Home Girl!! I am so happy you found the jackpot!!! REallY!! πŸ™‚

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  27. Perhaps this is a journey you’ll be doing more than once. πŸ™‚

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  28. Karen says:

    It sounds reasonable to me too but I always say I’ll drive for good food. πŸ˜€

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  29. Nancy says:

    You gotta do what you gotta do for delicious food!

    I too lived in the Midwest and was surrounded by all the wonderful food! Not so much here in AZ!

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  30. …and to get that door with the lovely reflection, and that adorable curved chimney!
    Very reasonable indeed!

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