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Inside the July-August issue of Grit, on newsstands June 30

Barbecue tips and recipes, money-saving do-it-yourself projects and more


Master Barbecue — Find tips to make great-tasting barbecue and recipes for barbecued meat, sauces and rubs. Plus, learn the ins and outs of barbecue contests. Page 46

Use Recipes to Preserve Family Heritage Handwritten recipes record family history, elicit childhood memories and give insight into earlier times. Recipes included. Page 26

Save Money with Dry-Stack Stone  Build eye-catching, functional rock structures with stones you collect — and these do-it-yourself tips and instructions. Page 66

A Couple’s Education in Preserving Native Prairie A couple becomes stewards of a slice of prairie and offers tips to keep native prairie healthy by mowing and burning. Page 70

Build a Handy Bench Construct a sturdy multipurpose wooden bench with Grit’s step-by-step plans. Page 82

and much more …

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

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