November-December 2015: Table of Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

From Countryside Editor Ryan Slabaugh — 99/6

Country Conversation & Feedback — 99/6

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IN THE GARDEN

Nature’s Pesticides

Providing habitat for certain birds can alleviate bug issues.

Two Soil Cities

A study determines how cover crops affect your soil.

Choosing Plants For Aquaponics

Plants that thrive in the cold and how to raise them.

Foods You Can And Should Produce

Growing and raising your own food can offset many of the risks present in today’s food supply.

Strip Or No-Till?

Researchers compare the two methods and review their results.

IN THE KITCHEN

The Countryside Cookbook 99/6

Classic recipes from the Countryside Cookbook.

A Guide To Preserving Tomatoes

How to make the most out a common plant in the garden.

Egg-Custard Pie

Rhonda Crank shares her great- grandmother’s recipe.

Experimenting With Maple Syrup

In Ontario, Canada, maple syrup can go into just about any recipe.

PREP & SURVIVAL

Cogongrass

An invasive species is causing land management issues in Alabama.

Preventing Fires

In winter, fire danger can increase from heaters and controlled burns.

COVER STORY

Working Dogs

What to look for when selecting a dog for your homestead.

Protect Your Poultry

All guard dogs need training, but some breeds are better than others.

ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK

Catching Swarms

This winter, think about restarting your bee hive by catching a swarm.

Tying Heifers, And Other Bonds

A story about a family and an old-school farming practice.

Raising Emus

Kenny Coogan explains how and why to raise emus on your homestead.

HOW TO

Homesteading Hint

Lesson #2: Preventing mosquito invasions.

Homeopathy For The Home, Part 2

How to use natural medicines to fight flus and colds.

Building With Straw Bales And Adobes

Karin Deneke shares how she built her home from unique materials.

Fencing

Tips for keeping animals in, and out, of your property.

COUNTRY LIFE

Living Within Our Means

One family changed their lives to become more self-reliant.

Sweet Success

Running a business, the friendly way.

Send ‘Em To The Farm

If you’re bad as a kid, it’s the threat that straightens you up.

GRASSROOTS

Youth And Homesteading

In the first part of a series, Alexis Griffee explains how to raise your kids to love the homestead.

AFTER CHORES

Book Review: The Woodland Homestead

Gail Damerow reviews the book, The Woodlot Homestead.

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