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Tips from the urban homestead

Groundhog in treeBarking up the right tree

Last year at this time, I got my urban homesteading correspondent (aka Mom) to write up a lunchtime series walking you through her garden.  This year, I simply stole her camera, which was full of stunning photos, like this series showing her dog chasing the resident groundhog up a tree.  (Clearly, the lesson to be learned here is --- keep your camera out of my hands or face the consequences.)  I hope you enjoy the urban homesteading tips that will show up here at lunchtime for the rest of the week!

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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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I never knew that groundhogs could climb trees. That is until I was visiting my sister and watched one climb up a tree after some sort of fruit.
Comment by Fritz Mon Oct 17 13:45:05 2011
I know what you mean! When I looked at the pictures on Mom's camera, I said, "What is that?!" I was pretty sure I knew all of the mammals living in our area and couldn't turn the image into any of them. Now I know better!
Comment by anna Mon Oct 17 13:55:06 2011
My grandfather (Hess) was fond of eating baked groundhog.
Comment by Errol Mon Oct 17 14:31:04 2011
He's the same one who you gave your squirrels too, right? Sounds like he had quite a palate! I wish I could have taken some cooking lessons from that set of grandparents.
Comment by anna Mon Oct 17 19:57:43 2011
With Daddy's typical statement, Mom's appreciation of beauty, and your robin hood thievery, I think I can wait to see you hillbillies until Thanksgiving (or maybe Christmas for Daddy considering the menu).
Comment by Maggie Thu Oct 20 12:52:35 2011

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