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

Holding up a broken fence post

fixing a fallen post with a metal short cut

When the walnut tree fence post fell it took out another one close by.

It pushed back in place, but needed some help staying up.

I've seen the Power Company shore up a pole this way, and with any luck the 14 gauge galvanized wire will hold it in place for many years in the future.

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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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would you like to trade some fig tree cuttings? please feel free to contact me at
Comment by daniel erdy Wed Feb 13 02:16:53 2013
Daniel --- Thanks for your interest, but the figs I've been rooting recently were actually swapped from a friend. I might have some Chicago Hardy this summer/fall if you're interested, though.
Comment by anna Wed Feb 13 08:05:51 2013

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