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

Changing seasons

Mushrooms and the light through the trees
Even though the woods is still green and vibrant, this weekend's chilly mornings herald fall.

Leaves in the water
Colored leaves are beginning to wash up on the ford.

Cut logs stacked in the woods
I've turned my mind to winter and filled an entire page with chores that absolutely must get done before cold weather hits.  Near the middle of the list --- finish cutting and hauling the deadfall from along the driveway to heat our trailer through the winter.  These logs wait patiently for our attention.

Reflections in the creek
Top of the list --- soak up the green and sun to savor on a winter's day.

Our homemade chicken waterer never spills or fills with poop.

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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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"Soak up the green and sun to savor on a winter's day" Frederick the mouse. The author/illustrator is Leo Lionni. I've always seen that book as a marvelous antithesis to the classic 'Ant and the Grasshopper' tale.
Comment by Marjorie Tue Sep 7 19:24:07 2010
I feel like someone else mentioned that book to me lately. Clearly, I'm going to have to check it out!
Comment by anna Tue Sep 7 19:46:16 2010

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