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Cold feet

trying to repair swamp bridge and getting cold feet

We tried getting the swamp bridge back in place today.

It was going good until I stepped in a spot that dunked me past the hip waders.

Brrrrr....I wimped out and went back for dry socks. Maybe we'll try tomorrow.

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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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I can sympathiz- had a similar thing happen during one of our winter runs... I fell through ice about thigh deep, but got wet nearly waist deep trying to get out... Brrrrrrr is right! It was about 28 degrees out and we were miles from the truck... Only thing to do was keep moving!
Comment by Deb Mon Jan 28 21:03:44 2013


It is not whimping out when you have ice water in your boots!!!

Comment by Sheila Mon Jan 28 22:05:31 2013
Who took the pictures?
Comment by Gerry Tue Jan 29 09:57:59 2013
Gerry --- I was wondering if anyone would notice that. :-) Bradley's brother's ex-wife's cousin was over helping us out Monday and we talked him into being the camera guy.
Comment by anna Tue Jan 29 10:02:22 2013

How about this Mark?

Comment by Edith Tue Jan 29 10:39:43 2013
Just a thought. On a piece of property I used to have we had three creeks to cross. We took some old semi flatbed trailers that were 40+ feet long and made them into bridges. They were plenty stout and reasonably cheap. Hope this info helps.
Comment by joe Wed Jan 30 11:30:54 2013

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