I lived most of my adult life in Texas, where we had, essentially, two seasons: Ca va, and hotter-than-hades.
When I started looking for property upon which to pursue my gardening/self-sustainability dreams, I looked a bit farther north, because I wanted not only the experience of Four Seasons, but somewhere that would support cold-needing orchard, berry, and brassica plants.
I'm not in Missouri, where 2.2 acres near the Mark Twain Natn'l Forest await me and my treehouse [hey, it's MY fantasy, right?!], but...
I'm glad to be currently somewhere that shows the beauty of the Cycle...
Slainte, folks... Cygnus
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