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Summer lull

Four sunflowers

There's nothing like big, yellow sunflower heads to prove that it's truly summer. Corn is tassling, the first slicer tomato will soon be ripening, and okra flowers are budding. We're eating green beans, summer squash, tommy-toe tomatoes, Swiss chard, and the last of the lettuce while waiting on the harvest deluge to hit.

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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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went for a walk today and saw chicken of the woods. Andy wouldnt let me get it. He said "that stuff will kill ya" so i left it for you and ate red raspberries instead. Haha! Hope you are having a great weekend :)
Comment by kayla Sun Jul 3 17:48:58 2016

Kayla --- His loss is my gain! Was it on the trail we'd talked about?

Very good weekend here now that the goats are back in therapy-animal mode. I hope you had a restful, wonderful time too!

Comment by anna Sun Jul 3 19:39:05 2016
sorry anna i am getting forgetful and dont remember where we talked about. It was where me and you have been. There was just one and may have been past its prime...not real sure so it might not be worth it. Andy said he hadnt seen any near his dads this year. Of course he might have just said that to keep me from feeding it to him lol.
Comment by kayla Sun Jul 3 20:27:11 2016

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