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Can you guess what Anna was thinking when she asked me to mount this charred piece of firewood on an east facing surface today?

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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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"The mushrooms will thrive better there." ? :)
Comment by Walden Effect Junkie Mon Dec 26 16:48:26 2011
Good guess (knowing me), but nope. Try again! :-)
Comment by anna Mon Dec 26 17:21:36 2011
Judging from the small holes drilled in it, and facing it east, I would say Mason Bee house?
Comment by Eric in Japan Mon Dec 26 18:09:16 2011
In fact, if you got the wood from someone as a gift, you could say it is a FreeMason Bee house...
Comment by Eric in Japan Mon Dec 26 18:55:16 2011

I guess you get an A! :-) Actually, I used several different drill bit sizes to attract a variety of native bee species, but that's close enough.

Pretty good pun, too. :-)

Comment by anna Mon Dec 26 19:37:37 2011
My daughter forwarded you site to me, and here I am at 5:12 AM (cat eats early) laughing. FreeMason Bees indeed.
Comment by Carmen Tue Dec 27 06:16:09 2011
Very clever humor! You are always doing the neatest things at your farm.
Comment by Brandy Tue Dec 27 06:50:39 2011
I'm so glad Eric's joke made you all chuckle as much as it did me. :-)
Comment by anna Tue Dec 27 12:02:20 2011

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