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

Birthday bash 2017

Camera shy

Joey hosted an awesome late birthday/housewarming party Saturday. Much fun was had by all, although some of the participants were a little camera shy.


The food was also the entertainment, courtesy of Joey's homemade charcoal.

Mother and daughters

I mostly ran around enjoying the soft spring grass, which seems about a week further along than it is on our farm. But I took time out to enjoy Maggie's banjo plucking and to visit with friends and family new and old.

Laughing grillmaster

Thanks for the invitation, Joey...and for being a good sport about letting me put multiple photos of you up on the blog.

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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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