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Mom's fig tree

Unusually busy weekend around here.  I drove myself to town (horrors!).  Mark cooked himself supper without me (extraordinary!).  I met one of our blog readers and a couple dozen of her closest friends and family in the flesh (hi, Emily in Bristol!).  Mom showed off the one-year-old daughter of our Chicago Hardy fig tree (impressive!).  Lost 'seng hunters wandered into our yard (unusual!).  My weather guru warned of a possible frost Monday night (yikes!).

(Bet you can't add more parentheticals and exclamation points in a 88 word post.)

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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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What variety is this tree? I love figs, but never thought I could grow them in my area. Thx.
Comment by Lynn Anne Mon Sep 22 07:44:47 2014
It was so great you could come! ! I'm glad Mark didn't suffer without you. :)
Comment by Emily in Bristol Mon Sep 22 08:38:29 2014
That first comment made me laugh, as it's exactly how I feel about driving alone. (Even though I now have a daily commute, driving to the local BIG TOWN is cringe inducing nevertheless.)
Comment by Faith T Mon Sep 22 10:30:07 2014
Lynn Anne --- "Chicago hardy" is the variety. You can read about other types of cold hardy figs here.
Comment by anna Mon Sep 22 17:54:42 2014

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