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

Toe tiedown

Toe tether

Sometimes when I'm lazy, I bring the goats to the garden without a tiedown stake. Instead, I slip their leashes over my foot and settle in to read.

Maverick goat

The trouble with the toe tiedown is that I get engrossed in my book and the goats yank, yank, yank until they get into something they're not supposed to. Bad, Artemesia! That broccoli is for humans!

Goat tongue

You know you've been had when your goats stick out their tongues at you.



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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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