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Home from our honeymoon!

Our ship - Carnival's Holiday.We're home, safe and sound!  Two purring cats, an ecstatic dog, three tractors of happy chickens.  Deer damage in the garden --- I will consider it a tithe to the earth for our stunning cruise adventure.  Plenty of orders for our homemade chicken waterer --- yay!  The earth smells of damp leaves and the creek is middlin' high.

We'll be more talkative later.  For now, I'm just glad to be home!

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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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Welcome back! I've been enjoying your auto-schedule postings while you were away.

One thing that really worries me about our pending move is how much more difficult it is to "get away" for awhile. Did you have someone watching over the place?

Comment by Everett Fri Oct 16 11:13:54 2009
Pictures! More pictures.
Comment by Errol Fri Oct 16 13:10:56 2009
Don't worry --- you'll be swimming in pictures next week. I'm saving the good ones for our lunch time series. :-)
Comment by anna Fri Oct 16 19:16:26 2009
Everett, we did get my brother to come in and check on the farm in the middle of the week, but we've been gone for four days with no one checking in before. Winter is harder, since you have to worry about chicken waterers freezing (until Mark makes ours freeze-proof, that is.) The biggest problem we have when we're gone is deer damage, and having work pile up --- definitely obstacles that can be overcome. Of course, the more livestock you have, the harder it is to leave!
Comment by anna Fri Oct 16 19:21:40 2009

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