Countryside May/June 2013

Countryside May/June 2013
Countryside & Small Stock Journal May/June 2013 • 97/3 TABLE OF CONTENTS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Living Small on 63 Acres • 12 Years Off-the-Grid FEATURE ARTICLES • Earthquake! My Experience During Japan’s 2011 Disaster • The New West Collides with Open-Range Laws • Remote Simplifies Electric Fence Maintenance • Solar Fence Me In • Small Wastewater Facility or Septic System? THE WOODLOT • Who Needs a Forester? THE GARDEN • Some Like it Hot • From Battlefield to Farmland • Honeyberries: A Great Addition to Home Or Market Garden • Weeds in the Asparagus Patch THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN • Food Storage for Beginners with Little Money • Canning Butter • Cookbook Contest Winners • Can Your Squash • Cooking on an Open Hearth • When it Comes to Nutrition, Natural is Better HOMESTEAD HEALTH • Aromatherapy THE GOAT BARN • An Accidental Goat Roper • Goats and Grain FEEDS & FEEDING