The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Building with cedar branches

fixing up the old chicken tractor

This chicken tractor is going on 4 years old.

The original frame for the door was made with cedar branches, but they started breaking down sometime last year.

We've been using it lately to nurse a sick hen back to health.

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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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