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Staycation 2012

Anna Lucy and Mark with trailer and barn in background along with golf cart Club Car

We decided to start Staycation 2012 this afternoon.

The above picture is for Anna's upcoming Mother Earth News magazine article for the February/March issue.

No...Huckleberry didn't take this picture, it was a timer on a bale of straw thing.

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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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In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that the article isn't by me, but about me. And it's actually featuring three other homesteaders as well, so who knows how much of my information will make it in. We'll have to wait and see! However, I do have an actual (short) piece about heated chicken waterers that will be coming up sometime in the spring in their magazine. :-)
Comment by anna Tue Oct 9 14:08:19 2012
ya'll are so cute. :-)
Comment by deb Tue Oct 9 17:53:39 2012
Deb --- Thanks for saying that. :-) I think Mark chose this picture to represent us because it has Lucy in it, even though it wasn't the best one of either of us!
Comment by anna Tue Oct 9 18:56:59 2012

Dogs are Always the stars! Hey, a little off topic, but since our killing frost left me with a bunch of green tomatoes, I was trying to figure out what to do with them. Did a little experiment and here's what I found- take your favorite zucchini bread recipe and substitute green tomatoes! Delicious! No tomatoe taste- just moist spicy goodness.....

Comment by Deb Wed Oct 10 01:24:49 2012
Well, the next time you want an awaycation, you should come visit. (Actually, before that since I know how likely you are to want to leave the farm any time this decade.) Very nice picture! Lucy looks loved.
Comment by Heather Wed Oct 10 12:16:31 2012

Deb --- Sounds like a great way to eat up green tomatoes. I ended up giving a lot of ours to my mom --- an even better way to deal with excess pre-frost produce. :-)

Heather --- We almost talked ourselves into going to the apple tasting at Monticello this year, in which case you would have seen far more than you wanted of us. But we couldn't quite work our heads around the drive after this summer of trips. :-/ I'll just have to make it more and more worth your while to come visit us. :-)

Comment by anna Wed Oct 10 15:08:38 2012

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