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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
Defunding government is a sensible voter solution to reining in local government

35  Ayoob on Firearms:
The light at the end of the gun

40  Movie Review Guns and weed

42  Irreverent joke page

76  Ask Jackie:
Pectin, canning baked beans, using vinegar, dehydrated shortening, etc.

80  Letters

84  The last word:
Justice Breyer is wrong about the 2nd Amendment

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This issue’s cover, painted by Backwoods Home Magazine’s longtime artist, Don Childers, is a guash on illustration board. Its inspiration was Tanya Kelley’s article about getting your family to drink goat’s milk, which begins on page 28.


16  Morels for beginners   By Leon Shernoff

24  Drive your own freshwater well   By Len McDougall

32  Make a better bucket butter churn   By Connie Rabun

34  The stupid ladder incident   By Jim Van Camp

58  Advantages of a wool hat   By Rick Brannan

65  LED lighting, part 2   By Tim Thorstenson


63  A really cheap compost toilet   By Kai Moessle

Farm and Garden

8  Propagating plants   By Jackie Clay

50  Dehorning calves with dehorning paste   By Patrice Lewis

55  Grow gourmet salad greens   By Raymond Nones

60  Seniors, down-size your gardens!   By Alice Yeager

62  Controlling cutworms   By Tom Kovach

Food and recipes

28  Switch your family to goat’s milk   By Tanya Kelley

44  Delicious, dependable potatoes   By Linda Gabris