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Cold water flexibility

Wet washtub

Mark and the farm are training me to be more flexible, to resist my urge to set up trips weeks in advance.  Monday, I took a look at the weather forecast and saw chilly rain all week with nights above freezing.  Cold rain is the absolute worst weather for working outside, and with the warmish nights from the cloud cover we won't have to worry about our chickens' waterers freezing.  Time to head up to Ohio to visit with Marks' family!

I have to admit that my new-found flexibility was due in part to not wanting to do our laundry outside in the rain.  I'm usually pretty hardcore, but now and then I wimp out and look forward to using a real, live washing machine.  Warm water, here we come!

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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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