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Snow and sun and squirrel traps

Snow and sun

Quite a difference between Saturday (left photos) and Sunday (right photos).  Yesterday was warm enough to melt a lot of the snow and to tempt me to sit outside for a while, but our waterline remained frozen.

Squirrel tracks

The snow did provide a good opportunity to figure out where the squirrels are hanging out.  I closed my trap a couple of weeks ago because it required daily checking and I was tired of making the trek for an empty trap.  I need more data to know for sure, but I think the issue is that our squirrels spend most of their time higher on the hills, at least at this time of year.  The jury's still out on whether I'll decide it's worth climbing the hill every day in hopes of trapping a squirrel.

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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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