8 Tale of a county family By Rachel Baxter
When Dianna met her future husband, Dave Saleh, she was a single mother living a self-reliant life with her five children in a cabin in the woods of Washington state. She hunted, raised her own vegetables, and worked at a dairy to make ends meet. This is the story of how she turned her life around.
13 The perfect backwoods horse By Dianna Saleh
Dianna Saleh writes about her unusual and uniqe looking Fjord horses, which are tough, brave, smart, and strong Norwegian horses.
30 Harnessing the wind By Michael Hackleman
Michael Hackleman interviews Mick Sagrillo, the president of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and one of the country's foremost experts on wind power. You'll find many tips on how to harness the wind at your homestead.
40 Finding and restoring a 1930s Wincharger By Michael Hackleman and Craig Worthley
26 Masonry stoves — what's old is new By Margene Whitler Hucek
53 An easy-to-make pot rack By Clay Sawyer
74 Make your own insulated waterer By Clay Sawyer
75 Home canning safety tips By Liz Case
Home canning is a simple way to take greater control of your family's health and budget. In this article you'll find valuable details about updating your canning recipes, maintaining your pressure canner, and what to do about spoiled foods.
60 Theories of the universe By Dave Duffy
Since the dawn of time men have tried to unravel the secrets of the universe in which we live. In this article Dave Duffy explores the theories of the universe from Aristotle to the present day.
24 A Native American feast By Jackie Clay
Native Americans did not celebrate "Thanksgiving," but feasted with joy the fall hunts and stored crops. In this collection of recipes, you'll find venison and wild rice, wild blueberry cobbler, fry bread, and baked squash.
72 Hungarian venison stew By Tom R. Kovach
58 Use homemade decorations to brighten the holidays By Olga Robertson