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A huge spool of rope

Spool of rope

Many moons ago, Mark's mom worked at a rope factory.  When the factory closed, she somehow ended up with several of these huge spools of rope, and one wound up on our farm when we first got started.

Chicken pasture

Sunny chickensWhen you have a huge spool of rope, it's astonishing what you'll use it for.  Little pieces turned into tomato ties and bigger pieces attached fence sections together.  By the time we got halfway through our starplate pasture, I realized the impossible had happened --- we'd run out of rope!

Life without a huge spool of rope now seemed inconceivable.  Luckily, Mark's mother hooked us back up with another spool, which we hope will last another eight years.  Thank you so much, Rose Nell!  The garden, chickens, and I all vastly appreciate that huge spool of rope.

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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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Guess u were at the end of ur rope:-)
Comment by Anonymous Sun May 25 13:39:01 2014

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