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Slowing down

using gravity to drain water hose collection


Weather people are predicting near frost temperatures tonight.

Hoses are drained. Green peppers picked.

We're mostly ready and looking forward to another peaceful winter.


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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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That's a lot of hoses!
Comment by Deb Sun Oct 7 20:51:49 2012
Oh shoot, I forgot to put up my hoses. Good thing I read your website.
Comment by Irma Sun Oct 7 21:08:00 2012

Deb --- We use them to string all of the sprinklers together each spring, so we only have to flip a switch and turn a zone divider and we're in business.

Irma --- Don't worry --- a light frost won't hurt your hoses. We're just trying to work ahead so the heavy ones don't sneak up on us!

Comment by anna Mon Oct 8 07:38:45 2012





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