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One hour delay

chicken out in the rain foraging for food

We took part of the morning off due to the rain soaked ground and cloudy skies.

It might take another day or two for the creek to go down, but the chickens seem to be making up for lost time after being cooped up most of the weekend.

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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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Anna, thanks for another great post. I recently finished reading Growing into a Farm, and I was wondering if you had any advice on selecting property. I looked through the archives because I seemed to remember you writing about looking for new property more recently (based mostly on price) but couldn't find the post. I would appreciate any direction to past posts, or advice, especially regarding what elements such as water , ration of cleared land to forest, orientation of the land to the sun, etc. Thanks!
Comment by Maggie Tue Dec 10 12:19:34 2013
Maggie --- I address that issue a bit in the section "Ugly Duckling Property" in Trailersteading. But it's really a tough question to answer because your choices will be highly personal. For example, most people would hate being flooded in a dozen times a year, but I find it restful. :-)
Comment by anna Tue Dec 10 13:20:40 2013
Thanks! I'll check it out!
Comment by Maggie Tue Dec 10 13:23:50 2013

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