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


We have a half-acre Homestead in central Pennsylvania - we love reading your blog. Our homestead is known as Dharma Dogs Farm and we are fixing up a 110 year old, much abused farmhouse. We have so far, installed geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water, and 5k solar electric. We grow a lot of our own food, and we live with three German Shepherds, who the farm is named after (well, not them particularly, but their predeessor, Storm).

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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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