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After a long morning of playing outside under the blue summer sky, a brother and sister run home for lunch, with their dogs running beside them. When Mom calls, the kids know she has delicious baked goods for them to eat … but they’d better take their shoes off before coming inside!

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
Take care of your own neighborhood

57  Ayoob on Firearms:
Defending against terroristic mass murder

70  The gee-whiz! page

73  Irreverent joke page

74  Ask Jackie:
Freezing goat milk, dewberry jelly, transplanting raspberries, canning butter, etc.

82  Letters

86  The Last Word:
Donald Trump and the return of the Contract with America

88  Classified ads/Classified advertising form (pdf)

89  Advertiser Index

90-96  BHM anthologies & books

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30  The adventures of a first-time homesteader
By Jessie Denning

47  Splitting wood the right way
By David Williams

54  Processing freshwater fish
By John Murray

79  Bed bugs and fleas
By Joe Alton, MD


12  Make your own cheese press
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

63  Build a makeshift compost commode
By Setanta O’Ceillaigh


26  Power your bug-out bag
By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM

Food and recipes

8  Make your own pressed cheese
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

34  Simple pectin-free blueberry jam
By Melissa Souza

36  Old-fashioned corn recipes
By Linda Gabris

41  Fully utilize your corn
By Jennifer Poindexter

42  Make simplified country wine
By Robert Van Putten

66  Cooking with coconut
By Habeeb Salloum

Farm and garden

15  Goats: The homesteader’s Swiss Army knife
By Jereme Zimmerman

22  Attract bees to your garden
By Gail Butler

50  Chicken egg anomalies
By Patrice Lewis

65  Woodchuck-proof the garden
By Setanta O’Ceillaigh

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