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

Weekend Homesteader sighted in the wild

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The Weekend Homesteader, found in its natural habitat in a permaculture/homesteading community in South Carolina.




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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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Where is the 'like' button? The book is wonderful, and this blog is pure gold. Thanks so much, Anna. I used to comment on this blog a lot in 2010/2011 ... I did actually leave my day job and spent a summer as a farm intern (learned lots, mostly about challenges, expenses, barriers) but I kept on and now I have a modest but stable income from a business (I found a way to do my day job online) and I am putting in a ginormous garden and, well ... I'm on my way. So THANK YOU!! I wanted to say that the thing I LOVE about this blog is the unpretentious of it all. You are making it cool to be real, down to Earth, living enjoyably but simply, not wasting, re-using, etc. This is a realistic way (the only way?) for even young people to go for self-sufficiency. So ... thanks again!!!
Comment by J Sun Mar 2 16:55:40 2014
Nestled in between John Seymour and Carla Emery, no less! Now you know you've made it :-).
Comment by Darren (Green Change) Sun Mar 2 22:51:00 2014





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