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Cold weather hauling

Cold weather hauling

We planned ahead by buying some plywood for the starplate coop roof before the cold spell hit.

After hauling in the lumber and chicken waterer boxes, I asked Anna what was top of her list.  Biomass was the obvious reply.

Eight bags of oak leaves will mulch the peach trees and hefty logs will add to the forest garden soil.

Lucy shadowed the truck for every trip.

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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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