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On the first day of Thanksgiving

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I wore Mark out driving in a huge loop through multiple big cities today, so I'm stealing his posting spot to make up for it.

Frost-protected figFirst stop --- Thanksgiving feast part one with the Bristol clan. I particularly liked seeing Mom's frost-protected fig tree. Hers produced quite a few more figs than ours this past year, either because of her warmer city location or her impressive insulation job.

Next stop --- stocking up on groceries for our Thursday feast. (More on that in tomorrow's post.)

Then home at last to rest up for the second day of Thanksgiving --- pie day!



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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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