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Issue #48

November/December, 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.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Departments

Cover 48

Note from the publisher

Letters

Editorial:
   Thanks for not killing them

Columns:

Ayoob on firearms:
   Old guns for the old homestead

Original Poems:
   Melissa Sullivan
   Samantha Dunaway
   John Earl Silveira

Country moments

Recipes:
   Try these pasta desserts for unusual holiday fare
   Holiday ham leftovers
   Elegant desserts for entertaining
   You squeezes de tail an' sucks de haid
   Tofu — healthful, delicious, versatile and you can make it yourself

Irreverent jokes page


Contents

Making a living

  • You don't have to be a historian to make money writing your hometown's Pictoral history

Building/Tools

  • Building your own shop made rabbet plane
  • Protect your small buildings from wind damage

Farm/Garden

  • For a unique taste treat and a lot of fun, grow Native American corn
  • Plant your Irish potatoes this fall or winter
  • Protect your chickens from predators by installing this novel electric fence
  • Grow windowsill peppers the year-round

Crafts

  • Use this system to make "quickie quilts" for the whole family
  • Make a gold or silver wire cross in 10 easy steps
  • Make some rustic Barbie furniture

Self sufficiency

  • Herbs make your canned and frozen foods more appealing
  • How to maintain a dirt road
  • Give the old chair a lease on life
  • For float-hunting, you'll want to make a Native American style canoe paddle
  • Commonsense preparedness just makes sense
  • Here are four sure catfish baits
  • Homemade wax bullets let you practice shooting on a budget
  • Make diapers with flair
  • Winterize your animals without going broke

Country living

  • Reflections on "the dream"
  • Winter in the backwoods is a lot more pleasant if you stay warm and dry


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