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Mulching with a friend


The last weed and mulch episode in the garden is never at the top of my priority list, but I know from experience that every hour's work now saves two hours during the next growing season.  So we took advantage of a handy visitor and some barefoot weather to finish slipping straw around the greens in the mule garden. 

All that's left to mulch is about half the perennials, then we'll be going into winter more ship-shape than ever before.  I generally run out of warm weather before I run out of weeds, but not this year!

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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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