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Collecting firewood in the snow

Wheeling firewood

Three times Tuesday afternoon, the snow fell so hard and fast that half an inch collected on the ground in just a few minutes.  And three times, the sun came out and melted the snow away in just as short a period.

Snow on daffodilsMark told me I was crazy to consider getting up on the coop roof to finish up that project, so we instead spent a bit of time clearing some of the brush and logs at the corner of the new pasture that we never quite got to last year.  Mark cut while I wheeled the bounty home to stack in the woodshed.

Clearing up that corner of the new pasture turned up two new spots for apple trees.  It seems that that fitting in a dozen more semi-standard apples won't be any trouble at all!

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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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It dropped down to the lower thirties here (southern Louisiana) last night. Seems that Winter just doesn't want to leave.
Comment by Chad Wed Mar 26 09:31:44 2014
Dang girl! How's my trees do you want to end up with? Is that all for your larder or do you want to sell fruit?
Comment by Kathleen Wed Mar 26 19:41:58 2014
Kathleen --- We at a lot of apples since these are one of the few fruits you can store and eat fresh all winter. Plus, things always happen, so I don't really expect all twelve trees to make it to fruition. If it's too much fruit, though, I'm sure my family will take some off my hands. :-)
Comment by anna Thu Mar 27 17:56:40 2014

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