December 18, 2008

Hank Will
Grit magazine
Phone: (785) 274-4355

Kathryn Compton
Editor in Chief
Grit magazine
Phone: (785) 274-4357

Inside the January/February 2009 issue of Grit, on newsstands Dec. 23
Money-saving, do-it-yourself projects for home and garden, recipes and more


TOPEKA, Kan.- Get Growing Early – Start your garden well before spring – even if you don’t have a greenhouse – with these 11 tips. Page 72

Build a Beautiful Hearth for Less – Add personality and protect your floor using recycled materials and these step-by-step instructions. Page 68

Easy Homemade Soap – Save money and avoid chemicals found in commercial soap by making your own bar and laundry soaps with these recipes. Page 40

Grow Heirloom Potatoes – Learn the basics of growing heirloom potatoes, including what factors to keep in mind when choosing varieties. Page 52

Choose the Right Guard Animal
– Llamas, donkeys and some dog breeds offer protection for your livestock. Find out which is right to look after your herd. Page 46

Mouthwatering European Comfort Meals
– Get out of the mac ‘n cheese rut with five quick and easy recipes for Europe’s favorite comfort foods. Page 28

Knife-Sharpening Know-How
– You’ll have the sharpest knife in the drawer using these tips and directions. Page 82

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 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, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.