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Then and now

Kitchen then and now

Early September 2016 will mark our ten-year anniversary of time spent on the farm. To celebrate, I plan to make a few posts off and on in which I try to recreate the same photo from the past as accurately as possible. For example, the shots above show the south wall of our kitchen then and now.

Through the front window

And here's the view out the front windows before there were windows and after we completed our passive-solar wall.

Tomatoes

Finally, the last duo includes the very first fruits of the farm compared to last week's tomato harvest. Yes, we've come a long way in a decade!



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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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We're about 6 months behind in our ten year anniversary on the property, as well. I like your before and after pictures. It's funny how things can change so much, but you can forget what they started as.
Comment by Chris Tue Aug 30 19:22:16 2016





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