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Running out of onions

The last of the home grown onionsI knew this sad day would finally come, when I hit the bottom of the bag of homegrown onions.  After these three beauties are eaten, it's back to storebought for the next four to six months.

On a more positive note, the Copra Hybrid onions stored on a dark shelf in the kitchen for six months with only one onion rotting.  Although about a third of them did start to sprout a few weeks ago. 

We're not producing much of our fruit yet, and our garlic harvest last year was a bust.  I gave away all of our potatoes because I grew the wrong variety.  But beyond those few types, we haven't bought any vegetables from the store in almost a year.  And the freezer is still about half full!

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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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