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Farm Show magazine interview

Farm Show magazine teaser/deer deterrent review

Farm Show magazine interviewed me recently over the phone about our mechanical deer deterrent contraption.
Farm Show magazine front cover close up
They sent a free copy so I could check out the article. It's my first exposure to this publication and I was impressed with the quality, but what really floated my boat was their lack of advertising. Zero.

I can have them send the current issue out to about a dozen friends, so if you think you might like to try a free trial copy then leave a comment and we'll have you email us your information.

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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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Mark I'd love to check that publication out.

Cheers and congratulations!

Comment by Everett Sun Jul 22 16:21:25 2012

Hello Mark & Anna,

I would be interested in a copy- comes at a good time as I am reading your microbusiness book, seeing examples of other ideas would be helpful. I really appreciate the diversity of thoughts and ideas presented in your blog- Thoreau to "Dirty Story" to worm bins and peeing near trees...

Best regards,

James C

Comment by JamesChristiansen Sun Jul 22 17:36:32 2012
Wow, it looks great! If they can ship it internationally, I would love a copy.
Comment by Eric in Japan Sun Jul 22 17:48:33 2012
Sorry, that should have been "The Dirty Life"...
Comment by Anonymous Sun Jul 22 17:58:52 2012

So glad to see so many folks are interested! Just email with your mailing address and we'll put you on the list!

Folks who haven't commented yet --- feel free to email me too. I'll leave another comment when we've filled up the sheet. :-)

Comment by anna Sun Jul 22 19:09:01 2012
Big congratulations! I would also love to sample this magazine if it isn't too much of a problem.
Comment by Charles J. Sun Jul 22 19:31:41 2012

Hi, Mark--I, too, hope to see the article! But will, when I get to see you both in person:) It's amazing what the internet knows!! I"m going to look up backyarddeer next!Congratulations:)

Comment by adrianne hess Sun Jul 22 21:29:07 2012

Charles --- Got your email with the address --- you'll be on our list!

Mom --- We were going to add you to the list without asking you. You can read our copy, of course, but we thought you might enjoy the other articles to peruse at your leisure.

Comment by anna Mon Jul 23 07:09:49 2012
I was really excited when I got my copy of farm show this month and saw the article about the deer deterent.
Comment by Henry Mon Jul 23 07:59:15 2012
I love reading your blog by the way. Great inspiration even though I am an urban homesteader : )
Comment by Erin Berry Mon Jul 23 11:09:48 2012
I'm the editor and publisher of FARM SHOW. Just wanted to mention that we're happy to send a "no strings attached" free copy of FARM SHOW to anyone who wants one. Either send a note through Mark or go to to order one up. We'll just send an issue out. Thanks for the interest.
Comment by Mark Newhall Mon Jul 23 13:58:33 2012

Mark Newhall --- Thanks for chiming in! It sounds like your way is much easier than us collecting addresses and mailing them to you. :-)

I went ahead and signed up everyone who had emailed me their addresses. That's: J. Christiansen Darren Kramer Charles Jaklik (And mom, because I know her address.)

Everyone else --- head on over to and get your sample copy!

Comment by anna Mon Jul 23 16:00:43 2012

My name is Bilal Kiani .i really like your Magazine .can you please given me one copy for your Magazine . I attached my completed address with me mail . i hope you don't ignore my mail . Address: Block number , 10 flat , 5 P.W.D colony G-8/4 Islamabad,Pakistan

                                                                                                         Thank you 
Comment by Bilal Sat Aug 11 11:27:00 2012
Bilal --- I input your address over on their website. For anyone else who'd like a free copy, don't forget that you can input your own information without sharing it with the world here on our blog!
Comment by anna Sat Aug 11 14:38:11 2012

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