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A sunny day at last

Goats in the garden

After four days of pretty much solid rain, the girls finally told me they were willing to leave their hay and hunt down wild grub. With their help, I got the rest of the mule garden put to bed, which consisted of mulching around several more rows of kale and lettuce, then planting rye in any bare spots left over.

Goat eating lettuce

Okay, so maybe "help" wasn't quite the right word. You're not supposed to be able to reach that lettuce, Artemesia!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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