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Bags of birthday leaves

bags of birthday leaves
We spent the day celebrating Anna's birthday in Bristol.


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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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As the Beatles sang: "Happy Birthday to you!"
Comment by Nayan Sat Dec 13 17:24:52 2014

It must be a special one: 12-13-14!

Hope it was great!

Comment by Jake Sun Dec 14 00:37:16 2014

Happy birthday, just a bit late.

Leaves make a great gift. My job takes me into many neighborhoods around town. I'm able to liberate a pickup load of bagged leaves most days this time is year. Along with the weekly load of cardboard from work i have been able to kill mulch almost 1000 sq ft for next years food forest. This is after 4 ft diameter mulch around 14 existing fruit trees and 10 berry plants. We still have at least another month of leaf fall to come. A shame I can't use company truck to gather on weekends. LOL

I love you blog,keep writing and I will keep learning.

Comment by tom Sun Dec 14 09:55:19 2014
What a thoughtful mama! And happy birthday. I think I recall your mom collecting some bags of biomass from around town for you guys in the past too. Very nice!
Comment by jen g Sun Dec 14 10:11:30 2014

Thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes! It wasn't actually my birthday though --- just a pre-birthday bash in preparation for my actual birthday Thursday. But I'll take all of your happy thoughts and bank them for later in the week. :-)

jen --- Bags of leaves are totally the best birthday present ever. :-)

Comment by anna Sun Dec 14 10:21:27 2014





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