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

Six to sixteen

Early photos

Mark let me steal his spot for a few days in the leadup to my birthday to show off early family photos that Mom recently dug up. As you can see, I was a bit off kilter as a child, but I loved to draw.

The right photo on the bottom is the second to the last time anyone forced me into a skirt and pointy shoes. And the left bottom shot showed what I'd much rather have been doing --- swinging on one of the homemade contraptions on which I spent so much of my childhood.

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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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