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

Creating a deer path obstacle

four by four and a two by four connected


Chicken pasture #6 is about half way done, but instead of finishing it this week we decided to start pasture #7.

With any luck pasture #7 will block an obvious deer path and maybe steer those midnight snackers toward some other part of the forest.

We didn't have a proper post to build a gate frame on, so I used a combination of scrap 4x4's, old bricks, and a 2x4 to make what seems like a solid enough structure.



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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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