Backwoods Home Magazine

Issue #150 of Backwoods Home Magazine. November/December, 2014

 

Issue #150 • November/December, 2014

 

DEPARTMENTS

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
      How to run a small business

44  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Terrorism in America: The armed citizen’s view

57  Irreverent joke page

62  Rogue Photographer

64  Lenie in the kitchen
      Winter squash recipes

66  Ask Jackie:
      Crisp dill pickles, starchy corn, canning tuna, etc.

78  Letters

80  Advertiser Index

82  The last word:
      Gun owners voting with their feet and wallets

83  Classified ads (pdf)

83  Classified advertising form

85-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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ABOUT THE COVER
This gouache cover, painted by Don Childers, shows a landscape poised just between fall and winter. The wild tom turkey keeps a lookout for predators while his hens scratch in the snow, searching for the last bits of grass.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

8  Turn your passion into a business
   By Patrice Lewis

16  Earthineer — your local farmer’s market is now online
   By Claire Wolfe

28  An overview of chestnuts
   By John Silveira

32  Making lip balm at home
   By Carly Egger

Building

22  Three raised bed designs
   By Joe Mooney

Alternative energy

58  Solar suitcase
   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

18  Raise blackbelly sheep
   By Carol Elkins

36  Berries and grapes on your homestead
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Food and recipes

52  Gluten-free pizza crust and pie crust
   By Richard Blunt

72  How to use an abundance of winter squash
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Americana

70  The gun that saved Kenton, Ohio
   By John Dinan