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|6 Publisher’s Note
7  Editorial: How environmental ideology hurts the solar energy industry
64 Energy Works
45 Think of it this way:The Coming American Dictatorship, Part IV
26 Ayoob on Firearms:
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89 Advertiser Index
44 Book review: Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners
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64 It’s all happening at the fair By Michael Hackleman
Looking for a place to learn about renewable energy and see and touch the hardware? Check out the The Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair this June in Amherst, Wisconsin.
66 Installing a hydro system By Michael Hackleman
In the third installment of his series on water power Michael Hackleman begins the installation of a low-buck, low-tech approach to tapping a water source for power.
Farm and Garden
8 Animal birthing By Jackie Clay
This is the time of year when many of the animals are giving birth on the farm. Jackie Clay discusses what to expect and how to prepare for and deal with problems.
40 A child’s garden By Jackie Clay
Whether you assign your children a row in the family garden or you give them gardens of their own, planting, caring for, and harvesting, they will learn life’s lessons while enjoying themselves.
28 Mending basics By Genie Dickerson
30 Tanning hides at home — low labor, low cost By Anita Evangelista
35 Build a log crib By Dorothy Ainsworth
60 Tails of the marsh By Maureen Gilmer
Building and tools
18 Build your own laser level By Harry McCarty
29 Build a pallet fence By Clay Sawyer
54 Build with beautiful field stone By Delores Wilgenbusch
14 Foraging for a fine cup of wild herb tea By Linda Gabris
58 Picking and preserving the wild plum By Bill Weekes