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

Setting out the raspberries

Watering in raspberries

Mom's birthday present promises to feed me far more than twice. Digging up raspberries in her back yard that began life in my own Virginia yard will remain a fond memory always, while setting the brambles out when I got home helped root me back in my new digs. And, of course, we should be eating those fruits for many years to come...starting in 2018 since Mom provided such big starts. Thank you so much for the perfect gift!

Garden entrance

Garden mapIn case you're curious, here's a long shot of our close-to-home garden patches. We're considering moving the beds that are currently covered with quick hoops to leave that area clear for rainwater catchment, and we might put a grape trellis between the two power poles. But it's all still up in the air until plants go in the ground. At the moment, I'm enjoying taking time to dream.

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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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What a treat to have raspberries of your own. My grandmother has a black raspberry patch that I love picking berries from and we have blackberries growing own our property. What yummy treats will you be making from them in the Summer time when they are ready? My guys love cobbler.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, JenW~

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