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

December sun

Puffball

I often feel like I have the opposite of Seasonal Affective Disorder. My personal affliction, GLADS, means that, after a week of solid gray, when the clouds finally break, I'm Gaily Laughing at da Sun.

Sun appearing
It's astonishing how different 36 degrees and sunny feels from 54 degrees and rainy. Even though it's nearly twenty degrees colder, I have to remind myself to wear a coat --- the whole world seems bright and warm.  Time to do some laundry!



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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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