Countryside July/August 2014

Countryside July/August 2014
Countryside & Small Stock Journal July/August 2014 • 98/4 TABLE OF CONTENTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Inverters: Change DC Current to AC • You Have the Power: All You Need to Know About Off-Grid Power • Whaddya Mean, Burn Smoke? FEATURE STORY • Fire! What You Need to Know About Emergency Evacuations HOMESTEAD BUSINESS • How “Micro-Agritourism” Can Boost Your Profits • Scott Turpin Farm: A Family Affair • The Real Future Farmers of America THE GARDEN • Plywood Septic Tanks? • Build Your Own Greenhouse • Water Conservation • What Kills Ants Naturally? Orange Oil is Safe and Effective • Have Eggplant Your Way • Fast-Growing Plants For Impatient Gardeners THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN • A Salute to Salad • Got Wild Blackberries? Make Seedless, Low-Sugar Jam! • Ball® Fresh Tech Home Canning System Review BOOK REVIEW • An Introduction to Heritage Breeds THE AVIARY • Adventures in Amateur Beekeeping THE HEN