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Spring is bursting out all over

Wild geranium

Hot weather followed directly behind last week's cold spell. Suddenly, leaves and flowers were springing out all over, so I grabbed my camera and prepared to document the show.

Chewing goat

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of bringing the herd along with me. "What fun!" said Artemesia, gnawing on frost-sensitive buckeye leaves that miraculously survived Dogwood Winter. The trouble with going out to photograph nature with goats on your heels is you have to act fast or they'll eat your subject matter.

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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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you have to act fast or they'll eat your subject matter

...while smirking and flashing their butthole at you, when you try to photograph them too.

Comment by irilyth Thu Apr 13 14:52:57 2017

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