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Making like ants

Crazy butternut patch

I went out to try to take a photo of our butternut patch with a human in it for scale, but ended up getting this odd selfie instead. So I've inset another photo of most of the patch to give you an idea of the impressive coverage of those squash vines just a couple of months after planting.

Red tomatoes

Storage onionElsewhere in the garden, it's starting to turn into preserving season. We're putting away our usual soups as well as lots of frozen green beans and okra since the latter turned out to be a crowd pleasure this winter. It looks like we'll be harvesting our onions this week too. It's definitely time to make like ants if we want to eat well during the cold season ahead!

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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 Anna Your tomatoes are looking great. I need to go thin some leaves too. I sure don't have as many fruits on them. Which varieties are the ones in the picture? Xoxo

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