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First fall flood

Dead tree

Three inches of rain in three days meant the creek rose enough to spill slightly over into the floodplain. Mark had to skip his second-to-last class of the year, and we mostly stayed indoors and rested up from Thanksgiving. Four people-filled days meant that it took me nearly that long to feel normal again.

Wet weather creek

Lots of walks always helps to clear the head. I asked the goats if they'd like to come out with me, and they eyed me from the door of their barn as if I were crazy. So Lucy and I enjoyed wet-weather waterfalls and the scent of sodden leaves on our own. Nothing makes me happier than wandering among trees with no people in sight --- an introvert's paradise.

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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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Im getting a milk cow, as the strongest possible excuse to never have to go to any social functions...
Comment by Deb Fri Dec 4 20:53:57 2015
Deb --- I seriously considered waiting to dry Abigail off until after Thanksgiving just for the excuse...but I figured that was a bit too much of a dodge. :-)
Comment by anna Sat Dec 5 06:45:10 2015

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