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

Staycation 2011

ending a long dry spell of 2011

The rain showed up early this morning which prompted us to take our first Staycation day of 2011 instead of fighting the weather.

At least the truck is now free and ready to go.

Hard to say how much of a wait it might be till the next dry spell.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

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.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

Enjoy your time off! We all need to recharge now and then.
Comment by Roland_Smith Tue Oct 11 18:11:52 2011
We had an awesome start to the staycation! You're totally right about the need to recharge, especially after a long and busy growing season. (It sure helps when it rains all day and puts me in relaxation mode.)
Comment by anna Tue Oct 11 19:53:21 2011

There is something about the rain......most people hate it when they're rushing to work, some people know how to relax and enjoy the sound.

Also on a sidenote i just finished a book by John Robbins called The New Good Life. I recommend it. You may have heard of his book The Food Revolution.

Comment by Jalen Wed Oct 12 19:27:52 2011
Personally, I love the sound of rain when I'm sitting on the couch reading a book. :-)
Comment by Roland_Smith Thu Oct 13 13:06:24 2011

Jalen --- Thanks for the book recommendation --- I've added it to my to-read list! By the way, if you want to share other book recommendations, I'm on Goodreads at

Roland --- Yup --- inclement weather always looks much nicer if you don't have to go outside... :-)

Comment by anna Thu Oct 13 17:20:41 2011

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.