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|6 Publisher’s Note
48 Ask Jackie
59 BHM books
88 The last word
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8 Electricity from the wind By Michael Hackleman
Michael Hackleman explains how to assess the wind energy potential of your homestead. Understand the wind equation and cube law, evaluate tower height, examine wind plant ratings, match a windplant to your system, and undertstand the wind.
51 More tips and tricks for the kitchen By Richard Blunt
This is a continuation of Richard Blunt’s very popular “Tips and tricks” article in Issue #60. In this article he discusses pots, pans, knives, and kitchen gadgets. And how to cook a cat
76 Five great breakfasts that are good for you By Jennifer Stein Barker
Farm and Garden
16 Propagate your plants By Marcella Shaffer
24 Grow your best bush beans ever By Lisa LaFreniere
33 Ramps: Better than garlic breath By Ben Crookshanks
36 Naughty peppers By Alice Brantley Yeager
50 Good garden bugs By Tom Kovach
72 Basic livestock vetting By Marcella Shaffer
Marcella Shaffer shows you how to take care of your livestock in an emergency. How do you take a temperature? How do you give an injection? How do you administer oral medications? What should be in your basic first aid animal medicine cabinet?
40 Jackie’s tips for hardcore homesteading By Jackie Clay
Jackie addresses her article to those who are serious about homesteading. It is aimed at being able to provide your family with nearly all of its basic needs. She discusses a survival garden, a fruit orchard, and homegrown meat and dairy products.
65 Working with your woodlot By Robbo Holleran
79 Dealing with ticks By Tom R. Kovach
Working for a living
28 Make extra money teaching your skills to others By Robert Williams
45 Running your own business—a mother’s perspective By Ilene Duffy
Ilene Duffy, Backwoods Home Magazine’s business manager, talks about the benefits of running your own business. As a mother of four, being able to work at home with her children is, of course, the number one benefit, but there are plenty of other ones too.