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The excitement of breeding Romanov sheep.

The excitement of breeding Romanov sheep. Carrick, Kelly A year ago my sister bought me my first subscription to your magazine. She has been a reader for many years. Little did she know that the first magazine I received initiated an excitement within me when I read the article on Romanov sheep by some of […]

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What’s a homestead without animals? (From the editor).

What’s a homestead without animals? (From the editor). Anne-marie I was listening to a commentary on National Public Radio the other morning, where the fellow was commenting on the recent wild fires. It seems that when people were told to gather up their possessions and get out, the first thing they grabbed, rode or hauled, […]

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How to tan hides.

How to tan hides. Schilb, Nancy In issue No. 3, Vol. 77, Gordon Halvorsen requested recipes for tanning hides. This is the recipe I started with and still use. I used it for a sheep, squirrel, ground hog and raccoon. Sulfuric acid can be obtained at your local pharmacy. Tanning made easy 2 gallons water […]

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The Starplate building system.(Starplate building kits)

The Starplate building system.(Starplate building kits) Sanders, Bob Not everyone will appreciate my pro attitude towards the Starplate building system. But I feel this method of construction, with its funny angles, is a homesteader’s dream come true. There are so many ways the Starplate kit can be used to build anything from children’s playhouses to […]

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Feeding a family of four from the garden.(The garden)

Feeding a family of four from the garden.(The garden) Belanger, JD With good soil, good weather, and some experience, a space about the size of a two-car garage will feed a family for a year. With any type of intensive planting and well-built-up soil fertility, a half-acre or less should suffice for most families of […]

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Broke in spite of high wages.(city dwellers of the 1930s)(Brief Article)

Broke in spite of high wages.(city dwellers of the 1930s)(Brief Article) LeQuatte, T. W. “A large majority of the people in the cities have not saved anything. They do not own much. Most of what they earn goes for food, and clothes, and shelter. Only a small percent live in the lap of luxury, or […]

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Choosing a grid-intertie battery-free photovoltaic system. (Solar Cowboy).

Choosing a grid-intertie battery-free photovoltaic system. (Solar Cowboy). LaForge, Chris CHRIS LAFORGE GREAT NORTHERN SOLAR PORT WING, WI As we pointed out last time, when we begin the design process we start by trying to know our goals, which will guide the entire process. If you want the most efficient, least polluting way of making […]

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How to estimate forage volume. (pasture management)

How to estimate forage volume. (pasture management) Scharabok, Ken If you turn a group of animals into a paddock (pasture subdivision) how can you determine how long the forage will last? If you are moving a temporary fence, how much pasture should be blocked out to provide X days of grazing for a certain size […]

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Homemade white wash recipe.(Country conversation & feedback)(Letter to the Editor)

Homemade white wash recipe.(Country conversation & feedback)(Letter to the Editor) S., Jean COUNTRYSIDE: Maybe some people can’t afford to buy paint for their outbuildings and wood fences. I have a solution for them: it’s called Dehydrated Lime White Wash, or White Wash. Recipe: 1 gallon water 1 lb. salt or 2 cups 5 lbs. lime […]

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Sources of Amish Mennonite information.(Directory)

Sources of Amish Mennonite information.(Directory) Adams, Beverly Countryside: Thanks for putting out such a great magazine! When Countryside arrives, the rest of my day is shot: I’m too busy reading it from cover to cover. Countryside Contacts always has a few people searching for Mennonite/Amish sources of information about lifestyles, penpals, etc. I am not […]