Countryside January/February 2015

Countryside January/February 2015
Countryside & Small Stock Journal January/February 2015 • 99/1 TABLE OF CONTENTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Off-Grid Refrigeration The Woodshed • One Weird Trick For Cutting Wood DIY SOLUTIONS • DIY Solutions For Off-Grid Cooking • DIY Vehicle Emergency Tips HOMESTEAD WATER • Water System For a Low-Flow Well • Installing a Backup Hand Pump • Surviving a Water Shortage JERRI’S SOAPBOX • Full Metal Colander • Make a Simple Drying Rack THE SHADE TREE MECHANIC • Old Machines — Lubrication • Wash With Nuts — Soap Nuts! • Apple Orchard Leads to Organic Business Homestead Business • Farming Holistically On a Small Scale THE GARDEN • Gardening: A Vital Step to the Freedom of Self-Sufficiency • Quality Seeds Are Everything • Get An Early Start With Carrots • Anyone For Okra? • Dressing Up the Winter Garden A JOURNEY WITH THE BEES • Deep Winter and Preparing For Spring • Dadant