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Found board

Found board

Recent heavy rains washed this two-by-twelve down the creek.

It lodged behind our stepping stones, and we pried it loose to dry on the shore before we haul it home.

The board will make a good shelf for heavy objects.  Or maybe it will become part of a nest box in the new starplate coop.

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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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I love how ya'll live! What a great find! You are so fortunate to have a creek like that! I hope to have one 'some day'! Have a nice day! Blessings from Bama!
Comment by Felecia Thu May 22 10:06:06 2014
Any way with creek to have small dc power wheel to make electricity?
Comment by Jim Thu May 22 21:40:32 2014
Jim--- Unfortunately, this is a very flat creek (almsot no head), so the only type of hydropower setup that's appropriate would require damming it. I'm pretty sure that would be illegal without permits, and I wouldn't want to make a dam anyway since it would mess with the ecosystem too much.
Comment by anna Fri May 23 13:06:55 2014

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