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


Stacking the wood pile
The woodpile melted enough that I could stack logs in the shed....

Water dripping off firewood
...and the firewood is already dripping dry.

Strawberry leaves in the snow
The snow is melting off the garden.

Filling the thousand gallon tank
The wash water tank is full again, and Mark's insulated exit point clearly works.

Best of all, for the first time in months, the birds are singing!  Happy New Year!

Our homemade chicken waterer starts the year off right with fresh, clean water.

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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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