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Issue #24

November/December, 1993

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
A Backwoods Home Anthology — The Fourth Year
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 24

Note from the publisher


   Flushing toilets with other people's money

Original poems:
   John Earl Silveira

Just for kids:
   Some good clean fun!

   Muffin Magic
   Venison recipes


Self sufficiency/Money

  • Drying food — low cost, easy way to preserve your harvest
  • Gathering low cost firewood
  • Protect your home and family from fire
  • Ostriches and emus — backwoods bonanza or feathered pyramid?
  • Small engine maintenance for women
  • Getting sugar from trees


  • Winter protection and planting of fruit trees
  • Fall pumpkins and squash

Country life

  • Preparing for snow-ins
  • Cabin fever

Independent energy

  • Wind power from the past
  • Wind power in the present
  • Thermal mass has its place, but R value is the more efficient


  • Thanksgiving — a celebration of freedom and harvest


  • Design and build a barn

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