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

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Immature butternut squash

Immature canteloupeIf 2009 was the year without a summer then 2010's heat has made up for every drippy, rainy day.  Luckily, with our irrigation system humming along happily, garden plants are thrilled by the heat and sunlight.

Immature watermelon


Look at this --- baby butternut squashes!  Little watermelons hiding under the leaves!  Plump tomatoes just waiting to turn color!  And could that really be a canteloupe, the first one we've ever successfully grown on our farm?

Green tomato

Treat your flock to a 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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