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Athens arrival

Construction site

Septic fieldWe've arrived! It was a bit of a shock to show up and find the overgrown parcel we'd bought cleared and turned into a construction site. But we'll appreciate the septic system when it's done, and in the meantime are thoroughly enjoying settling into our new digs.

Mushroom log barrier

To my surprise, the herbs and strawberries I left behind during our closing trip are alive and well. The mushroom logs I used to protect the greenery from deer produced a flush while we were gone, but otherwise our beginning of a new garden hasn't missed a beat.

Moving in

Mostly, though, we're focusing on zone 0 this week. Scrubbing and mopping, moving in, buying furniture at the thrift store (they deliver!), and generally getting used to the area are top of our list. More on the move-in process next time we stop by the library for our internet fix.

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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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Yay!!! first word that comes to mind. Looking forward to your new adventures. Are you in a different plant zone now?

Comment by Donna Stroud Wed Oct 4 10:12:06 2017

Your trailer looks a bit unlevel--maybe this is a trick of the perspective?

I'm sure you are on top of all this!

Comment by adrianne Wed Oct 4 10:24:13 2017
Congratulations on your arrival! Best to you both! How are the cats doing?
Comment by Jennifer Wed Oct 4 10:37:56 2017

Oh the locals are abuzz! "Someone moved a trailer on to the old (insert name of people who have not lived there in twenty years) place"

Good luck to ya!

It's not official until we see that tin mailbox on a post at the end of the driveway. :)

Comment by Eric Wed Oct 4 19:05:56 2017

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