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Farewell to summer

Wash beddingThe last of the bedding is clean and dry.

Our lunchtime entertainment is migrating warblers stopping for a snack in the peach tree.

Lightning bugs in the air have been replaced by glow worms on the ground.

We ate the last watermelons and sweet corn this week and are enjoying the last bed of bush beans.

My planting calendar has only one item left.

Temperatures are finally cooling down to the normal range and there's a chance of frost tonight.

Farewell, summer!

Our homemade chicken waterer kits now come with instructions for building your own heated chicken waterer.

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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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