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Forest gardening, forest pasturing, no-till veggies, etc.  RSS feed

 
Anna Hess
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I never know what to say introducing myself, so I've just included a few recent pictures from our homestead. My husband and I live on 58 acres of swamp and steep hillside in southwest Virginia, where we grow all of our own vegetables and an increasing amount of our meat, fruit, and honey. I love to experiment with growing things, so I'm always trying out crazy ideas, some of which work (propagating our own oyster mushrooms without a lab), and some of which fail miserably. You can read about our current experiments on our blog at http://www.waldeneffect.org.


We're finishing up the year's seed-saving this week.


Our last round of broilers for the year are now out on pasture.


We're trying a Warre hive this year, and the bees are socking away winter stores like crazy.


We live in a trailer we got for free and that's older than either of us. But this winter the roof won't leak!


I'm never clean, but our bellies are always full.


This is our young forest garden in August. Once I started mixing in tomatoes, it got a lot more love.
 
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What a beautiful place! Thanks for showing it to us.
 
Zoe Wroten
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Hi, Anna! Your blog is by far one of my favorites and biggest inspirations. And the Egyptian walking onion topsets I won from you this summer are doing great. Nice to see you here at permies!
 
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Zoe Wroten wrote:Hi, Anna! Your blog is by far one of my favorites and biggest inspirations. And the Egyptian walking onion topsets I won from you this summer are doing great. Nice to see you here at permies!


Thanks for saying that! And I'm glad your Egyptian onions are taking off. Hopefully you'll have top bulbs to give away in a year or two.
 
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