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DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER We gave our artist, Don Childers, the go-ahead to come up with any cover he chose for this issue. It works out perfectly that this cover pairs quite well with Kristina Seleshanko’s...

Previous Issue #171

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER This cover by Don Childers depicts a self-reliant couple living out in the woods. They have a small home with a garden out front, a woodshed behind the house, and an outhouse...

Previous Issue #170

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by longtime BHM artist Don Childers, a mother black bear and her cub lumber across a meadow. From his distant cabin, a man watches this beautiful scene, knowing that...

Previous Issue #169

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover, BHM artist Don Childers depicts Managing Editor Jessie Denning’s close encounter with a cougar. In Don’s rendition, her cat cowers behind her, while her dog barks ferociously at the...

Previous Issue #168

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER Don Childers, our artist for 28 years, has come through again with another spectacular cover. We wanted to reprise his favorite cover from issue #13, but this time add the symbolic view...

Previous Issue #167

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover, painted by Don Childers, Mom hangs laundry in the apple orchard while her son and daughter play peacefully near the stream. On this calm autumn day, even the dog...

Previous Issue #166

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by Don Childers, an older woman sits on the cabin porch. Her faithful dog stays by her side, keeping watch while she knits. These days, she tends her garden...

Previous Issue #165

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER This cover by Backwoods Home Magazine’s longtime artist, Don Childers, features a young girl watching a small herd of cows. In the distance, the orchard is beginning to blossom and a patch...

Previous issue #164

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER Backwoods Home Magazine’s Don Childers, who is currently 86, painted this pastoral scene. The young boy knows that helping his mom transfer starts from her sunken greenhouse will result in delicious, home-grown...

Previous Issue #163

Click on items listed in green to read them. DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER No matter how cold (or how late) it is, the kids are still going to play in the fluffy snow on a moonlit...

Previous Issue #162

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER In this cover by BHM artist Don Childers, a pair of bundled-up children collect acorns from their well-raked lawn. Mom will process the acorns into acorn flour later — and maybe even...

Previous Issue #161

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER This family is camping out in the woods to take advantage of the last few warm days of summer. The cast-iron pot has been simmering stew all day, but the impatient kids...

Previous Issue #160

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER After a long morning of playing outside under the blue summer sky, a brother and sister run home for lunch, with their dogs running beside them. When Mom calls, the kids know...

Previous Issue #159

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER Don Childers painted this farm scene while visiting Dave and Ilene Duffy in Oregon this past fall. Everyone put their two cents in: We need a small child in Grandpa's lap;...

Previous Issue #158

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER This issue's cover depicts Don Childers and Dave Duffy playing chess by the warm, crackling fire. They are both taking a well-deserved break — Dave from editing and Don from sketching...

Previous Issue # 157

DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE COVER Artist Don Childers created this cover for BHM while visiting Dave and Ilene Duffy at their house in Oregon. The trailer is heading to a survival retreat, as Jackie Clay-Atkinson suggests...