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Butternut harvest 2017

Anna with 2017 butternut squash harvest.

Even after a Summer of neglect the butternut squash harvest was still decent.



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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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Wow! Do they keep well in a root cellar?

Funny squash story...as a child I decided I hated squash and would not eat it, then as I got older I discovered I actually liked it. However, the line in the sand had been drawn!

I snuck bites. Now, as a grown man, I prepare squash with lots of butter and brown sugar, likely defeating it's nutritional properties, but it is sooooooo good!

Do you or Mark have a food you just don't like and never have?

Comment by Eric Thu Aug 31 18:16:26 2017

So, will this translate into a more hands-off gardening style in the future?

Come to think of it, I guess you might need a couple of seasons to determine what does well where at your new place...

Comment by Roland_Smith Fri Sep 1 17:30:47 2017





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