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

Morning winter sun blockage

frozen ground with firewood off loading images and food scrap transportation across a driveway that was muddy and is now frozen


I wasn't expecting the ground to freeze overnight...but the power of ice really came through in providing a small window of opportunity to drive in the food scraps and most of the remaining firewood.

Our hillside that blocks the morning winter sun has some advantages after all.



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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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