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Strawberry winter

Mossy log

After installing an air-conditioner, I sat back...and watched the weather turn cool and wet. A low of 51 last week was enough to send me scurrying to the wood stove to burn some junk mail, and the goats turned grumpy as their dining was interrupted repeatedly by everything from sodden grass to actual storms. Good thing the weather cleared up at the end of the week so we could all enjoy the necessities --- a hike for me, gorging on dry plant matter for them.

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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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