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

Wood-splitting warmup

Wood-cutting warmup

Don't forget to warm up before you start a vigorous task like wood splitting.

Putting the Chopper 1 inside for a couple of hours before hand seems to help too.  Warm fingers make for easy splits.

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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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