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Issue #132

November/December, 2011

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DEPARTMENTS
6  Publisher's Note

7  Editorial:
      How we battle the effects of a recession

78  Irreverent joke page

67  Ask Jackie:
       Developing a spring, recipe for cheese, corn for seeds and canning, etc.

48  Lenie in the kitchen

59  Making a living:
      Rachel Carlyle: Gluten Free Mama

79  Letters

83  The last word:
      The threat of electromagnetic pulse!

85  Classified ads (pdf)

85  Classified advertising form

87   Advertiser Index

88-94   BHM anthologies & books

95-96  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 132
ABOUT THE COVER
This issue's cover is a watercolor by Don Childers, 81, who has painted most of BHM's covers, including the one for our very first issue. We've had this cover for about two years and decided it would be appropriate for this winter issue and to complement Len McDougall's Mushing article on page 30.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

30  Mushing
      By Len McDougall

64  Living with wolves
      By Len McDougall

15  The other camping season
      By Len McDougall

44  Reduce your property taxes
      By Carolyn Evans-Dean

42  New yarn from old sweaters
      By Margaret Mills

39  Midwinter madness
      By Claire Wolfe

60  What to do in case of an unplanned homebirth
      By Rose Peck

12  Build a holz hausen to dry firewood
      By Doug Fluckiger

72  Reload your own brass
      By Dale Petry

76  Recycled saw blade knives
      By Winston Foster

Building

34  Building Eric's house, part 6
      By Dorothy Ainsworth

Alternative energy

8  Solar-powered chicken coop
      By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

52  Persimmons — the backwoods sugarplum
      By Tom Kovach

Food and recipes

18  Savory supper pies
      By Linda Gabris

24  The best apple pie you'll ever bake
      By Richard Blunt

53  Processing and cooking with persimmons
      By Charles Sanders

56  Making yogurt
      By Patrice Lewis

Americana

62  Horse labor and putting up firewood
      By Tom Kovach



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