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Aesop's grasshopper


I'm usually the reincarnation of Aesop's ant, but as the first produce comes out of the garden I turn into the grasshopper.  Half a gallon of strawberries?  We'll serve them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!  The first flush of shiitakes and the first handful of snow peas?  Eat them up!

After a few weeks, I'm sure I'll start refilling the freezer.  But for now, it's such a joy to be eating fresh food again after a winter of frozen.

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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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