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In Like a Lion

Broccoli seedlingMarch dawned cold and wet --- I hope the month remembers to go out like a lamb.  We scrambled to come up with firewood, lucking upon a fallen Black Locust snag which was dry and burned hot, though split only with much effort.  Warmer weather had better come soon or we'll be out of seasoned wood!

I spent most of the weekend lounging on the couch with the cats, engrossed in my forest gardening book.  Sunday evening, I pulled my head out of the clouds long enough to walk Lucy, catching a glimpse of a sleek mink by the creek which slipped into a hole before I could get the camera out of its bag.  Back inside, I checked out my broccoli and cabbage seedlings, which are growing well (though a tad leggy).  Most have one true leaf and this one is already working on leaf number two.

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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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