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

Wet paper

using wet newspaper to mulch garden with straw

We had a problem with our newspaper layer of mulch last week.

It all blew away with some heavy Spring winds.

The new plan is to wet it first to make it conform to the ground more.



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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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