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Current Issue

Issue #153            May/June, 2015

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6  Editor's Note

7  Editorial: Abundance, gratitude, and satisfaction

51  Ayoob on Firearms: Guns, suicide prevention, and backwoods lifestyles

62  Ask Jackie: Buttermilk, laundry soap, June bugs, seedlings, etc.

67  Country Moments

68  The gee-whiz! page

70  Lenie in the kitchen

72  Irreverent joke page

73  Rogue Photographer

78  Letters

82  The last word: Climate Change Theory: science or religion?

83  Classified ads (pdf)

83  Classified advertising form

84  Advertiser Index

85-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 153
Artist Don Childers painted this cover using acrylics to capture the vivid colors of spring. An older couple is busy planting vegetables in their backyard garden. Behind them, a beautiful and easy-to-make gabion rock wall holds their perennial flowers. All while their loyal dog sits off to the side, waiting for his humans to go inside and fill his food dish.


14  Shed antlers for fun and profit
   By Gary Lewis

30  Building Will's "Tornado Clucker Plucker"
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

38  Insect bites
   By Joe Alton

66  Easy-to-make reusable coffee filters
   By Angeline Hawkes


18  Gabion walls for form and function
   By Joe Mooney

Alternative energy

41  Solar charge controllers — myths, hype, and facts
   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Food and recipes

22  Burdock candy
   By Setanta O'Ceillaigh

24  Creative casserole cuisine
   By Linda Gabris

75  Make your own maple sugar
   By Rheanna Leckie


35  The great American BB gun
   By John Dinan

Farm and garden

8  How to grow great carrots
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

36  Make tomato supports with branches
   By Setanta O'Ceillaigh

46  Perennial flowers
   By Alice Brantley Yeager

56  Cultivating soil for beginners
   By Tom Kovach

58  Growing corn on a rubble pile>
   By Setanta O'Ceillaigh

60  Product Review: Haywire Klamper
   By Patrice Lewis


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