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Butternut squash storage

Butternut storage with semi-cute cat

We've lost about a dozen butternut squashes this year due to freezing.

The problem was a decision on how high to set the space heater when we went on vacation.

I remember Anna saying "Should we put it on level 2?"....."Nahhhh...level 1 should be fine", was my reply.

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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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