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Issue #112

July/August, 2008

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
A Backwoods Home Anthology — The Nineteenth Year
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6  Publisher's Note

7  Editorial:
      Maybe food shortages and hunger will do what intellectual debate can't

80  Irreverent joke page

71  Ask Jackie:
      Keeping deer out, saving seeds, canning milk, controlling fleas, etc.

75  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Heirloom guns

85  Letters

89  The last word:
      Thomas Jefferson couldn't get elected today

88   Advertiser Index

90  Classified ads (pdf)

90  Classified advertising form

93-95   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

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Cover 112
This issue's cover is a painting by Don Childers that depicts Eric Ainsworth building the floor on his home under construction in Ashland, Oregon. He's working until the sun goes down, which is what you have to do to build your own home without going in debt. Dorothy Ainsworth, Eric's mom and a longtime BHM contributor, is the writer and photographer for this how-to series of articles that will hopefully help you begin the process of building your own home on your own piece of land.

Building and tools

8  Building Eric's house   By Dorothy Ainsworth
      The first in a series of articles documenting the building of Eric Ainsworth's house from start to finish


25  Learning to receive   By Claire Wolfe

28  The rising cost of food and fuel   By John Silveira

67  Redworm farming   By Charles Sanders

81  Catfish by the bucketful   By Paul Miller


39  Energy class: Part 2   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

20  Goat birthing and raising kids   By Jackie Clay

56  Five-gallon drip irrigation   By Randy Erskine

57  Summer squash   By Alice Yeager

63  Gardening with hog panels   By Mark Cobbeldick

Food and recipes

44  Whole grain breads baked at home   By Richard Blunt
      Making healthy whole grain bread is not as hard as you might think. Follow Richard's step by step instructions for a tasty cost-effective loaf of bread.

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