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

The return of light

Stained glass coloring sheet

As the light begins shining back into the darkened world, I'm so grateful for beauty, love, and resilience. Thank you all for your kind words on last week's post, and thank you to the caring people who sent me photos, reminiscences, and a stained-glass coloring book to raise my spirits.

No matter when or how you celebrate, I hope this weekend is full of fun, food, and friends. Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, and a Joyful Major Winter Holiday of Your Choice!

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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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Merry Christmas to you! I enjoy reading your blog. I wish you joy and love and good health and much happiness. from Iowa
Comment by Melody A. Sun Dec 25 13:54:50 2016
Thank you for your blog! I have learned so much from it; my garden and fruit trees are in better shape since I have been following it and I love the attention you give your pets and livestock. (Lucy and company are very lucky.) I enjoy the cross referencing to other homestead and no-till sites and have enjoyed seeing pictures of earlier years. Happy Holidays to you! Ellen in Oregon
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