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7  Editorial:
How to run a small business

44  Ayoob on Firearms:
Terrorism in America: The armed citizen’s view

57  Irreverent joke page

62  Rogue Photographer

64  Lenie in the kitchen
Winter squash recipes

66  Ask Jackie:
Crisp dill pickles, starchy corn, canning tuna, etc.

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Gun owners voting with their feet and wallets

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This gouache cover, painted by Don Childers, shows a landscape poised just between fall and winter. The wild tom turkey keeps a lookout for predators while his hens scratch in the snow, searching for the last bits of grass.


8  Turn your passion into a business
By Patrice Lewis

16  Earthineer — your local farmer’s market is now online
By Claire Wolfe

28  An overview of chestnuts
By John Silveira

32  Making lip balm at home
By Carly Egger


22  Three raised bed designs
By Joe Mooney

Alternative energy

58  Solar suitcase
By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

18  Raise blackbelly sheep
By Carol Elkins

36  Berries and grapes on your homestead
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Food and recipes

52  Gluten-free pizza crust and pie crust
By Richard Blunt

72  How to use an abundance of winter squash
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson


70  The gun that saved Kenton, Ohio
By John Dinan