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Digging the footer

Dig footer

Mark and I have been tortoising through our digging project. Between my carpal tunnel and his hernia, we try not deal with more than two wheelbarrow loads of soil per day.

Still, slowly but surely, we're making progress. The shape of the addition is now roughed out and we've started digging the footers.



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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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Slow and steady wins the day(s)!
Comment by Maggie Turner Wed Oct 24 09:03:33 2018
The jarring can be hard on carpel tunnel. We do a lot of digging projects in our clay soil. You do have to take it easy, so you don't hurt yourself, but I sadly miss the digging, when it's gone. It can be very cathartic.
Comment by Chris in Oz Thu Oct 25 07:31:40 2018





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