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Cover 50

Note from the publisher


Confessions of a former liberal


Ayoob on firearms:
Coping with gun control in paradise

Think of it this way:
Why bureaucracy will likely destroy America

Dog-gone it, I never sausage a wiener of a recipe
Make use of throwaway fish with “fish salad a la carp”
Try tempeh as a protein substitute

Original Poems:
Sheryl L. Nelms
Jean Adair
John Earl Silveira

Country moments

Irreverent joke page

Product review




  • Make your kids some terrific & inexpensive playground toys
  • Build inexpensive sheds in an afternoon
  • Make a Shaker two-drawer case
  • Save big $$$ by installing your own septic system

Making a living

  • Plant fruit trees, pick big bucks
  • Tony Reitz — not just a chimney sweep


  • Keep deer our of your garden & keep the crops for yourself
  • Get an early jump on weeds this spring and have a great garden all year long
  • Grow unusual plants on your windowsill
  • Malabar spinach — great for summer
  • Make a garden in the desert
  • Use “native soil” when you transplant trees or shrubs

Shop crafts

  • Make “split pulley” bookends

Self sufficiency

Country living