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Trailersteading treasure hunt

Trailersteading sales

TrailersteadingOne of my favorite things about print books is waiting to see where they pop up in the wild. Recently, one of my readers emailed to say he'd seen The Naturally Bug-Free Garden at Longwood, and it made my day a couple of years ago when I spotted The Weekend Homesteader hiding amid other self-sufficiency books at an event in South Carolina.

Now Trailersteading has had two full weeks to hit shelves in bookstores and libraries, homes and Tractor Supply. I'm hoping you'll go on the hunt to find it!

It's simple to enter the scavenger-hunt giveaway. Just snap a shot of my newest paperback in the wild (preferably with you in the picture), then post it somewhere online and copy the link into the comments section below. Alternatively, you can email me the photo to share here. Either way, be sure to check back on March 1 when I'll pick a winner to be gifted with a signed paperback edition of the book in question. May the hunt begin!

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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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HI Anna and Mark,

Have you both thought of the profound effect you are having?

You have certainly gotten me seriously interested in growing my own and buying from folks who are growing their own.

Most of what I now eat is grown from farms I visit.

Yesterday I visited a local farmer as a welcome guest. His tomatoes were an inch high 4 weeks ago. Now they are 6 inches high, full of leaves and ready to transplant in one of his hoop houses. Truly amazing IMHO! 

Several weeks ago I left with lettuce and spinach and butternut. He was going to compost it all due to lack of profits from the local farmer's market! Selling it was costing him too much.

I bet he will be the first with local tomatoes :).

warm regards,
Comment by John Thu Feb 18 16:57:44 2016
I checked in Bluff City Tractor Supply, nothing yet, but their book shelf hasn't changed since some time just after prohibition ended. I'll keep watching!
Comment by Dave Marshall Fri Feb 19 14:26:53 2016

John --- I'm so glad to hear we inspired you!

Dave --- Thanks for looking! I've actually yet to see my books at Tractor Supply, even though my publisher says they're available there. Bookstores, though, sometimes stock them. And I just heard they're in the Portland, Maine, library! :-)

Comment by anna Sat Feb 20 10:53:17 2016

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