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Energy leak Friday

Rose gutter

Cutting back our 2017 garden to just the crops we really need has helped free up quite a bit of time around the farm. The result is a new tradition --- energy leak Fridays.

Transplants

The idea is to take a few hours once a week to run through small tasks that aren't really important enough to go on the big list. Like, you know, cleaning the house. Or, as we did this week, fixing a problematic gutter so I could create a flower bed out of a spot that had been pure rose bush and weeds previously, then cleaning up the nearby herb bed as well.

It's astonishing how much joy I get out of having the areas I walk through most frequently in tip-top shape. Now to see how long the energy leak Friday tradition lasts.



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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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