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

Lucky miss

Apple blossoms

I think we might have gotten lucky with this current cold snap. Only the William's Pride apple blossoms were open, and enough flowers remained unfurled that even that variety will likely still set fruit.

Now to start crossing our fingers that we can weather one more month with no hard freezes cold enough to nip incipient fruit. The long-range weather forecast is looking good, but who knows what might change between now and May 15!



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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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