Countryside January/February 2016

Countryside January/February 2016
Countryside & Small Stock Journal January/February 2016  • 100/1 TABLE OF CONTENTS FIELD & GARDEN • The Cushaw Squash • Growing Luffa • Gumweed: Weed? Or Jet Fuel? • Planning the Homestead • Nostalgic for Sorghum IN THE KITCHEN • The Countryside Cookbook • How to Make Elderberry Wine • Cooking with Luffa • Water Bath Canners • Brazil: Recipes and Travel Ideas HOMESTEAD IMPROVEMENT • Alternative Heating Ideas • Natural Heating Ideas LOST SKILLS • Homesteading Hack: Deskunk Your Dog • Using Wood to Heat Your Home COVER STORIES • Igniting the American Dream • Modern Homesteading, a Case Study ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK • Artificial Insemination is No Bull • Natural Comb Building • Equine Vets • Angora Rabbits COUNTRY LIFE • Homesteader Resolutions for 2017 GRASSROOTS • From Famine to Feast AFTER CHORES • Mindy Lighthipe and Her Artful Garden IN EVERY ISSUE • Editor’s Letter • Country Conversation