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

How much light do chickens need?

first day in coop for newest generation of super cute chicks

I was surprised at how dark chicken coop number one got after I sealed up most of the cracks.

A scrap piece of plexiglass made a nice window to let a little light shine in.

This will be our last generation of chicks for 2011.

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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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