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Issue #26

March/April, 1994

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


Cover 26

Note from the publisher


   Forget conspiracies...Do something productive

Book Reviews
   Starting Over

   Jim Gibbons

   Some herb garden recipes
   My favorite soup recipes
   Synopsis of sourdough

Original poems:
   John Silveira

Just for kids:
   Killing some time



  • Build your own home, Part 2 — concrete and masonry
  • Simplified concrete and masonry work

Country living

  • Driving back country roads
  • The miracle of a country birth
  • Dueling duck

Independent energy

  • Try an isolated gain passive solar house

Self sufficiency/Food/Money

  • Make delicious wine at home
  • Free supplies for your homestead
  • Muzzleloaders — art, science and a piece of history


  • Grapes — with 3000 varieties, you can grow them almost anywhere
  • Garden huckleberries — hardy, easy to grow and tasty as blueberries
  • Short season gardening
  • Kiwi fruit — healthy, delicious, low-maintenance
  • The 10 most useful herbs
  • Tips for cold-climate herb growing
  • The fence post tomato trellis
  • Raising sheep
  • Improving poor garden soil
  • Deer discourology

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