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Blooming snowdropIt seems like this winter has been abnormally cold --- all of the neighbors agree, although I haven't actually crunched the numbers to find out if it's true.  We were all ready for spring during last week's stunning bout of sun and warmth.  Time to wash loads of laundry and dry them on the line, rip off our long johns, and bask in the sun.

Of course, it is still February and cold weather is with us again.  Luckily, spring has begun and I can let the snowdrops, the singing birds, and the early morning sun remind me of that fact.  Even the daffodils are starting to poke up.  Soon....

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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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Is this a real - current - picture?
Comment by Anonymous Mon Feb 16 07:29:21 2009
Sure is! I went out and snapped it that morning (which is why it's a bit gray --- before the sun hit that part of the yard.)
Comment by anna Mon Feb 16 10:12:27 2009

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