Countryside and Small Stock Journal Celebrates 100 Years in Print

Celebrate the Homestead Heritage of Countryside and Small Stock Journal


Our January/February 2016 issue is NOW AVAILABLE! Subscribe today!

Countryside and Small Stock Journal embodies a rich heritage of agricultural journalism, pioneered and promoted by several dozen publications from which it sprang. This year, we turn 100 years old. But in the words of Jd Belanger, the modern-day founder of Countryside and Small Stock Journal:

“We’re as new as tomorrow, because we are a living, changing, adaptable organism.”

Whether you’ve been reading since the ‘Beyond the Sidewalks’ days or you’re new to Countryside, we’re glad you’re here to help celebrate our homestead heritage and yours! Here’s what’s in store in the January/February 2016 Issue.

Never miss another great issue! Get a wealth of homesteading knowledge delivered to your doorstep, desktop and even tablet! Subscribe today to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, Dairy Goat Journal or sheep!

The Countryside Tale – Flip through this issue to see your favorite Countryside covers through the years! Learn a little bit about our past: In 1916, Edward Stahl founded Journal of Outdoor Enterprises in Kansas City, which later folded into Pet Stock Journal. Pet Stock Journal later became part of Countryside and Small Stock Journal

Emergency Preparedness – When planning your emergency essentials and survival gear list, are you favoring modern technology over low-tech tools and skills? Patrice Lewis explains why we should KISS when approaching preparedness today.

+ Buying a Chainsaw? Purchasing a chainsaw can be a confusing experience. What brand? Which size bar? How much horsepower? Ben Hoffman provides buying tips to simplify the process.

+ Pick the Peas You Prefer… now that’s a good advice from Nancy Pierson Farris! Did you know peas can survive in colder temperatures? And speaking of colder temperatures, how are your cover crops doing this year? Turn to Countryside for tips on building better soil with green manure strategies from Anita B. Stone.

+ The Countryside Cookbook: A good homesteading recipe never goes out of style. We share three treasured recipes from the archives — fried apples, zucchini pineapple and mom’s goulash. And, we’ll shine the spotlight on stuffed chicken, from exotic executions to time-tested recipes.

+ Wild Coffee Alternatives can be just the thing when you are feeling too “jangled” to drink coffee and tea just won’t do. Christopher Nyerges introduces you to Acorns, Burdock, California Coffeeberry, Chicory, Dandelions and more. Is coffee healthful or detrimental? Find out in this issue!

+ Raising Elk – There’s something majestic and regal about elk, but have you ever considered raising them? Kenny Coogan finds out from Travis Lowe, elk breeder, why some people raise elk for meat, use them as breed stock or enjoy them as pets.

+ Mind Your Own Beeswax – Tom Theobald invites you to learn how to make beeswax candles!

Don’t Miss These Other Great Features: 

    • Go Landless with Sack Gardens
    • Leaf-Cutter Ants
    • Unconventional Cider Press
    • Back-up Refrigerators
    • Breaking a Broody Chicken
    • Milk Replacer vs. Ewe’s Milk
    • Gas Refrigerator Maintenance
    • Homesteading Tips & Work Shirt Tutorial
    • The Dancing Goat
    • Family Trees: Four Generations of Fruit Tree Growers
    • Casting Our Lot in Life
    • Eucalyptus Trees
    • Book Review: Backyard Beetles from Gail Damerow
    • Plus, Your Photos and Letters, Almanack, Marketplace and Breeders Directory / Classifieds

Countryside and Small Stock Journal is more than a magazine: it’s a network where homesteaders share a variety of experiences and ideas about simple homesteading. In every issue, you’ll learn about practical solutions for growing and preserving your own food, raising small livestock and poultry, and managing a thriving homestead.

Never miss another great issue with practical tips on homesteading today! Subscribe to Countryside and Small Stock Journal today and get the January/February 2016 issue and many more to come.

How long have you been turning to Countryside for homesteading tips?


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