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

Late fall

Blackgum leaf

The autumn color in our valley tends toward yellows rather than the fiery reds and oranges you'll see up high. But a few blackgums and other startling leaves trickle in.

According to my weather guru, fall is officially running a little late this year...and I don't mind one bit. A few extra weeks to clean up the garden and slaughter broilers before the frost hits is much appreciated.

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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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