Building and tools
8 Towers By David Lee
Build a tower! Improve your view, add to your property's value, or just get closer to heaven.
55 Build a top-bar bee hive By Jarrett D. Kelly
Simple and convenient for you, and cozy for the bees.
19 Need more gas mileage? By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
With gas prices fast approaching the cost of an elegant dinner, learn about some fuel-efficient alternatives.
24 10 country do's and don'ts By Julie Crist
Ready to make the big country move? Here is a bit of advice from one who has been there.
26 Teaching the joy of reading By Amy Peare
28 Preparing for home evacuation By Kelly McCarthy
Think you are prepared for a disaster? Here is advice on what to bring and what to leave behind.
62 Starting over: Part 7 By Jackie Clay
While work progresses on the log home, Jackie hauls out her canning equipment for the first time in a year.
76 Ice dams on roofs By Tom Kovach
78 Hibernation By Tom and Joanne O'Toole
80 Frostbite: Don't flirt with this sneaky danger ByTom and Joanne O'Toole
Food and recipes
36 Take the chill out of winter By Linda Gabris
It is soup and hot drinks weather. Savor a bowl of hearty grain soup, topped off with a delicious homemade hot beverage.
46 Make your own nut butters By Sylvia Gist
48 Shiitake mushrooms By Linda Gabris
Linda takes the mystery out of growing and preparing these delightful mushrooms
52 Burghul, the noblest food achieved by wheat By Habeeb Salloum
Not familiar with burghul? Find out about this remarkable cereal that is chock-full of nutrients.