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Stream monitoring

Stream monitoring

Even though the gargoyle was guarding the river, our stream monitoring session still turned up results in the Gray Zone.  That means our site on the Clinch River is neither good nor bad, probably due to upstream straight pipes and cows.  Splashing around in the water on a hot afternoon, on the other hand, was 100% good.

(Photo credits for the top and bottom right photos go to our movie star neighbor.)

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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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