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Issue #8

March/April, 1991

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
Best of the First Two Years of Backwoods Home Magazine
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 8


  • How to construct a soundproof generator shed
  • Here's a neat way to expand your child's bedroom and play space
  • Spring maintenance hints
  • You can move a piano, even a house if you understand "mechanics"
  • How to hang an exterior door

Alternative energy

  • Solar water pumping — a sensible, reliable alternative
  • Conservation and a wise choice of home appliances is the key to making photovoltaic power work for you
  • The pre-packaged solar system
  • Wind generator questions and answers

Country living/Cooking

  • Memories from the past
  • Making your own shoulder pads
  • Backwoods Home Recipes
  • Elegant vegetarian cuisine
  • Just for kids — ladybugs and spiders

Country employment

  • Nursing — the number 1 country career for both men and women
  • A crash course in small business record keeping


  • Spring planting a lot to do now, plenty of options to consider
  • Dairying with sheep
  • Home-grown herbs give your food that "very special" kind of flavor
  • Whip grafting — the key to producing fruit variety
  • The portable pig machine


  • The Guayule Plant — an oil-saving opportunity begging for an American entrepreneur
  • In spite of DEET and Permethrin, the mosquito still reigns supreme
  • What about the lead in your water supply?


  • Letters to the editor
  • Magazine reviews
  • Index of previous articles
  • Classified ads

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