Issue No.8 Summer 1992|
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Breaking ties to Mother Earth News.
Protecting native domestic livestock and poultry, Thank you Jan Blum, Living off the grid off the coast of Washington state, Recruiting for Sun Day, Putting Labs to work, locating nonelectric appliances.
The Ford (Mazda) Courier, 1972–1982
An overview Fords first entry in the field of compact pickups.
So You Think YOU Make Mistakes!
True confessions of a 13-year-old master.
Free radon hotline;Good marks for the DR Field and Brush Mower;Low-tech but informative videos on recycling, creating a backyard habitat, and beer making;You may dig Carefresh , a natural biodegradable cat litter.
In the Garden
10 Time-Tested Tips to Terrific Tomatoes
How to plant, mulch fertilize, stake, and harvest the best tomatoes ever.
Big Gardening In Small Spaces
How to get the most from a small garden using raised beds,tire rings,tipis, and bins.
Reprint from a book dedicated to gardening project for children.
How to grow and process this spicy root.
Darwin’s Flower: Cardoons, By Peter Loewer
This little-known but long-favored plant is both a tasty garden vegetable and an interesting ornamental.
Around the Homeplace
My $200 Homestead Cabin
A cozy home and a lesson learned, thanks to Mother Nature’s “gentle” encouragement.
The Heart of Home Business
This basketmakers’ story shows, running your own home business involves decisions much bigger than dollars.
Sizing Up a Country House, Part 2
Tips on what to look for with specifics on plumbing, wiring, floors, walls, ceilings, attics and more.
Make Your Own Humongous Bubble Wand!
Step by step instruction to making BIG bubbles.
Give Roaches the Boot!
Country roach or city roach, it’s a pest just the same. here}s how to get’em out and keep’em out.
Can’t move to the country just yet? Want to sharpen your rural skills? Then move the country to you!
Our Little Island House
Simple but elegant this little cottage comes complete with a fiberglass water harvesting roof.
More Tips From Broken Plow Farm
Time and money saving tips for the garden, home, woods and barnyard.
One Parent Two Daughters, and 4-H
A single mother’s unforgettable parenting experience.
The William M. Lasko School of Building
A report on a roving owner/builder program teaching traditional log crafting.
In the Shop
An Easy Chair for Summer
A simple but attractive folding chair for the outdoors.
A Welding Primer
A simple and encouraging introduction to one of the most useful of all do-it-yourself skills.
The Amazing Hydraulic Ram
Revealing the mystery of how a non electric pump moves water with water.
Solar Cooking Made Simple
How to build and use an energy-saving solar oven.
Vegetables for Dessert
How to deal with to many vegetables with recipes for Zucchini marmalade, Zucchini pudding, Zucchini cobbler, Chocolate zucchini cake, Pumpkin-walnut cookies, Potato candy rolls, Carrot pudding, Green tomato pie, and Turkish potato cookies.
Delicious Whole-Meal Summer Salads!
Heartily satisfying Salade Nicoise, Tex-Mex layered salad, Stand up & shout salad, and Tortellini salad.
How to liberate your land and woodlot from the stranglehold of unnecessary wire fencing.
Lace shares some of his favorite summer reads.
Swap builds an attractive clothesline/totem.
The Pioneer McQuirtless
A humorous look at the journey by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail.
Get Back, Jack!
I don’t know how much mower I can take!