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Burr Oak State Park

Ice lichen

I haven't been regaling our blog readers with the fun activities we've taken advantage of recently, which doesn't mean we haven't been enjoying ourselves. Every Sunday, Mark and I are hitting each other with swords at fencing class. We visited (and learned about) the local Grange last week. And, on Saturday, Jenn met me at Burr Oak State Park for their annual winter hike event.

Rock formation

I was astonished by the turnout --- literally hundreds of people spread across four hikes. Jenn and I chose the five-miler and hung back so I could snag photos of beauties along the trail.

Honeycomb mushroom

We also got to talk to one of the Buckeye Trail Association volunteers while we walked. He's been experimenting with growing things on reclaimed strip mine land for the last seven years and I'm hoping to tease a guest post out of him on the subject. So stay tuned!

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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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Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed our hike and look forward to doing it again. And while I didn't chat much it was interesting to hear about him and his plans. You could tell he is passionate about what he is doing and wants to do.


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