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My view: Socialism’s promises always end in disaster

By Dave Duffy Issue #176 • April/May/June, 2019 There are lots of news stories these days about socialism’s rise in the United States, especially among the...

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DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by Don Childers, a family collects maple sap from their trees to boil it down into syrup in the...

Build a Top-Bar Bee Hive

By Jereme Zimmerman Issue #175 • January/February/March, 2019 My journey to becoming a beekeeper has been a long one, and I’m still not quite there yet....

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DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by long-time BHM artist, Don Childers, the rebirth of the print issue is represented by the growing seedling. Like...

Raising your own beef

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Issue #175 • January/February/March, 2019 Every time I sit down to enjoy a wonderful beef roast or perfectly grilled steak, I am so...

Roasting coffee on a wood stove

By Lorinda McKinnon Issue #175 • January/February/March, 2019 In hard times, comforts are important for morale. Some might stash a jug of whiskey or a case...

A young couple moves to the country

By Jessie Denning Issue #175 • January/February/March 2019 As many of you know, I’ve been the managing editor of this magazine for the last four years....

Make a Quick and Easy Tipi

By Bob Van Putten Issue #174 • November/December, 2018 The native peoples of North America were a very practical lot. Over the centuries they developed some...

Fermenting Chicken Feed

By Melissa Souza Issue #174 • November/December, 2018 On our homestead, we eat yogurt, kombucha (fermented tea), sauerkraut, and kimchi to add probiotics to our diet....

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DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by BHM artist Don Childers, two young children peek into a coop. Like Jackie Clay-Atkinson has done in the...

Teaching a 10-year-old to shoot

By John Moody Issue #174 • November/December, 2018 In my youth, I remember my dad dragging my brother and me out of bed in the middle...

Freeze a holiday turkey to enjoy it all year long

By Linda Gabris Issue #174 • November/December, 2018 When I was a kid, Grandpa and Grandma would put in an order with the local turkey farmer...

By Hook or Crook: A Billhook is a Handy Homestead Tool

By R.E. Rawlinson Issue #173 • September/October, 2018 When compared to our ancestors, we are very lucky to have readily-available tools. Stores are full of anything...

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DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER After almost 30 years, Don Childers continues to create beautiful covers for BHM. This one depicts a mother and her two small...

How to can chopped garlic

By Patrice Lewis Issue #173 • September/October, 2018 Before we had our garden established, I routinely purchased chopped garlic at the grocery store. Why? Because it...

Dehydrating food

By Kristina Seleshanko Issue #173 • September/October, 2018 Dehydration is one of the oldest and easiest methods of food preservation. Anyone can easily dry and store...