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New aerial photos

Early homestead map

I was geekily excited this week to discover that Google updated their satellite photos of our area. Now I have a third aerial photo to add to our string of farm baby pics! The oldest one, above, dates from soon after we moved in.

Farm in fall 2011

This one is from fall 2011 (courtesy of Bing).

Google map

And here's our current one that I would date to fall 2015. You can see that we're slowly streamlining our front garden (near the bottom of the photo above) and had recently planted garlic in those non-patchwork beds.

Thanks for the gift of perspective, Google!



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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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I saw it one or two days ago. I wondered what the red/pink roof area was in that scene. I didn't remember any project since the roof over years ago.
Comment by tom Sat Apr 2 10:55:21 2016
The red roof replaced some pre-rusted tin we'd reused from the falling-down house that used to be here. We figured it was worth upgrading before leaks developed.
Comment by anna Sat Apr 2 11:09:57 2016
While you are expanding, I spoke with my parents today, aged 81 and 87, and they swear they will make the garden smaller this year. Yet they never do!
Comment by Eric Sun Apr 3 20:42:04 2016





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