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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
Planning for the inevitable

30  Irreverent joke page

76  Ask Jackie:
Preserving black walnuts, how to germinate parsnips, canning milk, tomato diseases, etc.

71  Ayoob on Firearms:
Moderate power firearms

85  Letters

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Cover 110
This issue’s cover is a painting by longtime BHM artist Don Childers. It depicts the article on page 56 by Jerry Hourigan titled A good use for old rocks, which describes the author’s small Kentucky farm and his efforts to remove and use productively hundreds of large Glacial-deposited rocks. The horse is pulling a rockboat sled loaded with the rocks. The author drives the slide, which he could maneuver over otherwise inaccessible terrain, while his grandson, Jackson, his helper for the difficult and long task, rides along.


Building and tools

8  Batten the hatch! It’s time to build a batten door   By Dorothy Ainsworth

56  A good use for old rocks   By Jerry Hourigan

80  Make adobe bricks   By Rev. J.D. Hooker


31  The great gale of ought seven   By Claire Wolfe

40  Hunting to fill the dinner pot   By Len McDougall

82  Build your own repeating mouse trap   By Allen Easterly


36  Is LED lighting in your future?   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

48  Get the most out of spring seed catalogs   By Jackie Clay


43  Canning meals in a jar—homemade convenience food   By Jackie Clay

54  Lenie in the Kitchen—A few favorite recipes   By Ilene Duffy

61  Crock pot cookery   By Linda Gabris

66  Making delicious, unthinkable wines   By Lev G. Fedyniak


20  Invasive species and how we battle them   By John Silveira