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

Praying Mantis

Praying mantis lunchIt looks like butterflies aren't the only insects who like our echinacea.  I caught this praying mantis in the act of consuming a butterfly from the head down yesterday afternoon.  Yum!



Shame-faced plug: Mark's invention is built around a device called a chicken nipple.  Sometimes I think he invented our waterers just because he liked the name.



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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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