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Wooed with biomass

Pile of wood chipsI've never been the pretty girl who a dozen boys fought over, and I never thought I wanted to be one.  But lately I can understand the appeal.  You see, as hunting season approaches, our 58 acres of deer-laden woods and swamps is definitely the pretty girl that every guy wants to be with.  Our mechanic tried to fix our car for free so that his son could hunt here, our neighbor's brother dropped by and offered to trade horse manure for the right to hunt, and one of the local wood chippers dropped off two loads of chips and promised us more...and by the way, could he hunt?

I'm starting to see how a pretty girl might string a dozen guys along just for the sake of the presents.  Sure, your son can hunt on the east end of the property --- we like having happy neighbors.  Maybe you could hunt on the west end, Mr. Wood Chip.  If that manure materializes, we'll have to try to fit Mr. Horse in too.  All this free biomass is clearly starting to go to my head....

Make your chickens feel like pretty girls with our homemade chicken waterer.

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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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Hilarious Anna - right on - Ride it for all it is worth!
Comment by Jayne Fri Oct 29 10:07:02 2010
I would totally fight over you.
Comment by Heather Fri Oct 29 11:21:28 2010

Jayne --- I definitely plan to milk them all dry. :-)

Heather --- Aw, that's sweet. :-) Thanks for the postcard!

Comment by anna Fri Oct 29 14:49:24 2010

I was wondering why the guy who helped us with the fence earlier this summer suddenly decided to call me up and ask if I needed any help learning how to process a dear... T'is the season!

If only your wooded hills could bat their eyelashes!

Comment by Everett Sat Oct 30 15:23:13 2010
Sounds like your hillside is a charming debutante too. :-)
Comment by anna Sat Oct 30 19:58:04 2010

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