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

Measures of success

Onion heads just barely touchingThere is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way.
--- Christopher Morely


Getting to experience nearly every day with the person I love is what makes me truly rich.

Two hour lunchbreaks, excitedly brainstorming project ideas.  Full days in the garden working in synchrony.  Spur of the moment trips brimming with fun and laughter.

I watch our strengths together bypass our individual weaknesses.

The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a
rat.
--- Lily Tomlin



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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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