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In praise of rain

Chickens on pasture


We water the vegetable garden to even out the weather, but the gullywasher last night was still appreciated.

Pastures will be greener, berries will be plumper, and trees will heave a sigh of relief.

Thanks, rain!



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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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