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

Straw pyramid

Mountain of straw

Building a mountain of straw in the barn was a delight with the hauling assistance of the Kubota. Using the pyramid approach, I was able to stack most of the bales (with Mark carrying them in from the outside).

I eventually had to relinquish control of the project to the tall guy with upper body strength, though. There's a limit to how many bales I can throw over my head and Mark's extra eight inches made a big difference putting away those last dozen bales.



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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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