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Signs of Spring


Once in a while, I ponder what it would be like to live in the tropics, where I could grow fresh food year round.  At other times, I marvel over the deep snow of the north.  But the truth is that I adore our seasons so much that I couldn't live anywhere else for long.

Yes, this is another spring adoration post.  Trilling toads in the night!  Tulip-trees just starting to put out yellow-green leaves.  White dashes of serviceberry and pink patches of redbud on the hillside.  Dogwood flowers unfurling outside our window.  And the hillsides alive with the, color...of trilliums.

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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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