Backwoods Home Magazine

Issue #152 of Backwoods Home Magazine. March/April, 2015

 

Issue #152 • March/April, 2015

 

DEPARTMENTS

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
      Defending against terrorists

46  Ayoob on Firearms:
      The break-open breech-loader

61  Rogue Photographer

67  Country Moments

68  Ask Jackie:
      Canning jerky, making liverwurst, canning lids, etc.

72  Irreverent joke page

81  Letters

81  Advertiser Index

82  The last word:
      Why oil and other fossil fuels are good

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 cover was painted by Don Childers. Taking advantage of the sunny weather, the girl in this painting is milking her cow outdoors, much to the delight of the cat (who is hoping for a squirt of warm, fresh milk). Two hens scratch in the dirt for pieces of dried corn, while the ever-vigilant rooster watches over them.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

56  How to start an online information-based business
   By Patrice Lewis

79  Surviving black flies
   By John Murray

Building

24  A recycled dresser makes a useful bathroom vanity
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Alternative energy

62  Build a community assistance recharging station
   By Jeff R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Food and recipes

17  International dishes
   By Linda Gabris

36  Mom’s Allegheny bread
   By Richard Blunt

44  Easy-to-make farmer’s cheese
   By Leah Leach

Americana

74  The simple jackknife
   By John Dinan

 

Farm and garden

8  Same garden " more food
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

14  Growing hops for profit
   By John Murray

28  Tire gardening
   By Patrice Lewis

40  Grow cold-hardy grapes
   By Samantha Biggers

52  Build a keyhole garden
   By Katelynn Bond

76  Goat emergency: Splinting a broken leg
   By Donna Insco