And then there was snow…

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The Upper Peninsula got slammed with snow in November. Some places got over 4 feet in 48 hours. Yes, 4 feet! It was awesome! So much snow, that I had to go buy a snowblower. My back couldn’t take anymore shovelling. The snow did stick around, but we haven’t had any huge storms since then. A couple nights of 6-8″, but nothing crazy.

We love snow up here. It means skiing, snowboarding, snow biking and not having to clean the dog poop in the yard. Luckily the temperatures have been much more mold than last year. Our pipes have not frozen yet and we only had a week or two of sub-zero temps, which is tolerable. Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens

As if Michigan does not have enough B.S. going on in Lansing, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development just took away our Right to Farm. What does this mean? If you have an urbanĀ OR rural farm and your local zoning laws prohibit it, you are now unprotected by the Right to Farm Act. Say goodbye to chickens, goats, and bees. This is big.

Read more about it here:

The Detroit News

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MDARD Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices for Site Selection and Odor Control for New and Expanding Livestock FacilitiesĀ 

What can you do about it? Spread the word. Sign petitions. Write letters. Let the commissioners know that this was a very bad decision!

Here is the petition.

More info and addresses to write letters, here.

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