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Farm date

Transferring rocks

Friday morning I couldn't resist any longer. "Can I go with you to throw rocks in the swamp?" I asked my long-suffering husband.

"It's a date," he replied.

Rocks in the ruts

I had far more fun than I think normal people have on more traditional dates. Mark demonstrated that sometimes it's better to throw the rocks in the ruts...

Kubota dump bed

...and sometimes it's better to dump.


We both came home mud-speckled but smiling. (Okay, so Mark wasn't smiling as much in this picture --- it's a bit hard to drive with a camera in your face.) Maybe I'll play hooky 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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