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Cat supervisor

Tethered goats

I always save my very worst, nitpicky weeding jobs for when Kayla's coming over. That bed on her left? I'm growing strawberries there, not chickweed...supposedly.

Mulching strawberries

We chatter away, but still manage to get a lot done...although apparently not enough to keep our feline supervisor happy.

Grumpy cat

"Hey, is this a hen party or a work session?" asks Huckleberry. He cracks the whip...then sits down on the newspaper so we have to expend twice as much energy to work around him.

Thanks for braving the yellow jackets, the ornery cat, and the enthusiastic goats, Kayla! We'll look forward to seeing you again next week.

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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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anna, sorry to correct you but i think you made a typo. You said ornery cat... I think you were trying to say loveable. Look forward to seeing yall again too (even huckleberry)
Comment by kayla Fri Nov 6 20:21:48 2015
Kayla --- Oh, you must be right! How could I have made such an egregious error? :-)
Comment by anna Fri Nov 6 21:11:20 2015

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