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

220v pump still works good for creek irrigation

sprinkler in action on a hot spring day in 2011

One of my favorite spring/summer sounds is the swoosh swooshing of our 220 volt creek pump pushing water all the way up to our thirsty garden.

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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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