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Issue #43

January/February, 1997

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


Departments

Cover 43

Note from the publisher

Letters

Editorial:
   Start your own newspaper

Columns:

Where I live:
   Nine-patch, baby and log-cabin quilts

Just for kids:
   Fairies in your garden

Ayoob on firearms:
   Teaching your lady to shoot

Homesteading on the electronic frontier:
   Solar, wind and other independent energy information can be found on the Internet

Recipes:
   Rough day? You need to sip some yeller wine
   Make your own Old World culinary delights
   These salads are hearty dishes

Book Reviews:
   How to Build Your Own Log Cabin For Less Than $15,000
   Making the Best of Basics

Original Poems:
   John Earl Silveira


Contents

Independent energy

  • Heat and cool inexpensively with a ground source heat pump
  • Tankless water heaters offer some important advantages, but they have some drawbacks, too
  • Diesel generator power is a sensible choice especially when integrated into the total system
  • Try these simple ways to get started in solar hot water
  • Getting the most out of a solar electric system
  • Is steam power in your future?
  • Here's the best way to split gnarly firewood
  • For safety sake, homestead fuel storage must be handled properly

Building

  • A hot tub doesn't have to be expensive...We made ours for $35
  • Here's and easier (and cheaper) way to make wooden beams

Farm/Garden

  • Here's a cabbage with class — Early Jersey Wakefield
  • You can grow gourmet strawberries from seed

Self sufficiency

  • Better health from common plants
  • We built a homemade community fire truck
  • The incredible cattail — "The super Wal-Mart of the swamp"
  • Improve FM and shortwave reception with a do-it-yourself radio antenna
  • Sometimes a good old bucket of coals is the best solution
  • Seventeen great tips for caring for windows, mirrors and other household glass

Country living

  • Considering life in rural Arkansas
  • Good-bye old friend


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