Hank Will, editor in chief: 785-274-4355, 
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304, 

Inside Grit’s November-December issue, on newsstands Oct. 25 

GRIT November-December 2011 issue

Soapmaking Made Easy
— Learn how to safely make your own soaps using natural ingredients and these step-by-step recipes.  

Cure Meat at Home — Make the most out of your cuts of meat, especially those that are less desirable, by curing various kinds of sausages.

Homemade Soups Satisfy — With the temperature plunging, these hearty soups will provide your family with warm, nutritious meals to remember.   

Root for Rutabagas — Add this easy-to-grow and tasty root vegetable to your garden and to your plate with Grit’s tips and recipes.  

Ducks and Geese Add Options for the Small Farm — Raise heritage breed ducks and geese for meat, eggs, down and feathers, weed control, and a low-tech alarm system. 

About Grit  
Grit magazine ( has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life outside the city limits. Grit offers syndicated content and e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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