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Issue #29

September/October, 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 29

Note from the publisher


   Bad laws, good solutions

Periodical Review
   The Caretaker Gazette

   Making sourdough bread
   Old-fashioned desserts

Just for kids:
   Some summertime secrets

Original poems:
   John Silveira


Making a living

  • Here are some home based businesses that are worth trying
  • You have to shovel crap before you learn to be the boss
  • Grow and independent living with a cut flower business
  • Odd-jobbin' can be a country goldmine
  • PV as a country business? — if you're a jack-of-all-trades
  • Here's how to start a part-time, one person mail order business


  • Use your own sawmill to cut lumber prices
  • Here are three ways to build a stanchion

Country living

  • Outlaw wisteria

Self sufficiency

  • A local barter network creates new options
  • Try an ex-military truck for rugged, reliable service
  • Install a remote telephone line


  • Raising goats as a business is a profitable and fun venture


  • Help your children to read by teaching them the phonics basics


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