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


Mark is half of the duo behind Walden Effect. Although he grew up in the suburbs in Ohio and never considered living the farm life until recently, his family's roots lie in hard-scrabble farming in eastern Kentucky and farming seems to run in his blood. While Anna putters with her seed packets and makes planting charts, Mark does the hard work of tilling, fencing, building chicken tractors, and keeping the farm running smoothly. Mark loves the freedom of making up his own hours and the self-sufficiency of living off the land. Recently, he has also enjoyed inventing labor-saving farm devices, including his Avian Aqua Miser --- a clean chicken waterer based on chicken nipples --- and his deer deterrent that keeps the garden free of four-footed nibblers for pennies a day.

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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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I really wish I was living off the land. I do but it is in my back yard not even a quarter of an acre is my whole yard so my garden is pretty small but produces alot. I live in Michigan. I am 33 and own my own home and have two beautiful young ladies. One is about to be 11 and the other one 16 in October. I was wondering if you would email me sometime and we could just chat about ... I don't know really what to say. I think what your doing is so cool and I think your really handsome and noticed no wedding ring. Hoping to hear from you but if you are taken sorry for bothering you. I just found this website today and think I will check a few more things out on it. Not writing anyone else but looking at information to help me. Please don't take this the wrong way. I really don't want anyone to think I am crazy for putting myself out there like this. Anxious now to see if you email back. If you do I will too. Please nobody else email. I am not looking to get more than one email and that is from who I am writing to. Thankyou for understanding.

From an awaiting pretty lady, Kathryn -

Comment by kathryn Sat May 12 01:09:56 2012
Unluckily for you, but luckily for me, Mark is taken. :-)
Comment by anna Sat May 12 09:43:17 2012

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