Countryside March/April 2014

Countryside March/April 2014
Countryside & Small Stock Journal March/April 2014 • 98/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS HOMESTEAD BUSINESS • Starting An Online Information-Based Business ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Battery Banks: The Heart of the System THE MACHINE SHED • A Big Truck For a Small Property • Paint Your House or Barn in Three Days THE WOODLOT • Plant Trees: They’re Energizing, Sustainable, and Profitable • A Straight Line to Community Wellness THE GARDEN • WWOOFing Across America • 12 of the Most Overrated Garden Selections • More High Desert Gardening Techniques • Grow Better Lettuce FOOD SAFETY • While You Were Celebrating THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN • Purslane: The Gourmet Delights of an Annoying Weed • The Traditional Way to Make Crispy Plums in Taiwan • Readers Recipes: Grape Hull Pie, Syrup, Dog Biscuits, and More • Thinking Outside the Carton BOOK REVIEW • Butchering Guides for the Novice THE HEN HOUSE • A Homemade Brooder