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Toad advice


This grand old toad was hiding under the golf cart one day this month.  As I tempted her toward safety, I could nearly hear the toad admonishing me.  "What's the big rush?  Slow down!  Smell the flowers!"

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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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Well, did you slow down and smell the flowers? How did you know the toad was a she? Glad you had a good time at the solstice. You really are spiritual and one of these days you will come to admit it!

Comment by Sheila Tue Jun 23 21:09:59 2009
I did slow down...eventually. :-) I'm guessing that the toad is a girl based on her size --- the big ones tend to be female.
Comment by anna Wed Jun 24 17:04:20 2009

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