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Ant vs chicken

ant vs henI rudely evicted what seemed like hundreds of ants from a cozy piece of firewood I was chopping today.

It was a Gulliver like moment where I felt briefly rotten for causing such a huge housing problem for this little colony of ants.

That feeling lasted about 10 seconds and was quickly deleted with the help of our roaming chicken and her appetite for all things small and insect like. The warm fire in the wood stove also went a long way in soothing my ant guilt.

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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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