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Features

The Hunt for Morels
Discover a few tricks to help you hunt the elusive morel mushroom — or just grow your own!

Principles of Good Farming
Avoid headaches and heartaches when starting your farm by following these basic guidelines for success.

On-Farm Fuel Storage
Learn the ins and outs of on-farm fuel storage so you can decide if it makes sense for your property.

The Power of Pigs
Convert woods to pastureland naturally through rotational grazing with pigs.

Sweet, Sweet Corn
From planting to harvesting and everything in between, learn how to grow summer’s signature stalk.

Cattleman Catlow
A skilled cowhand makes a name for himself on the Plains in this excerpt from Louis L’Amour’s “Catlow.”

Rivers of Runoff
On the Dakota plains, frigid winter weather and snow give way to warmer temperatures and running water — both equally entertaining for a farm kid.

Departments

Our View
Morel Time

Mail Call
Terrific Terriers; Cold-hard Chickens; Making Bread; Kneading and Baking.

Friends & Neighbors
Looking for Jigsaw Puzzles, Seeds, Patterns, Recipes, New and Old Country Friends; Goin’ Hog Wild With Organic Hay and Countrified Critters from our friends at Farm Show.

GRIT Gazette: Hometown Buzz
OGS Spring Conference
Starting a Vineyard
Summer Farm Camp
Tomato Grafting Course
Bee College

Gazette: Composting With Care
Safe composting practices can keep your garden free of harmful herbicides.

Comfort Foods: One-Dish Wonders
Create delicious meals while dirtying less dishes with these easy one-dish dinners.

Recipe Box: Cook It in Cast Iron
Create mouthwatering meals with these easy recipes that are made all the better with cast-iron cookware.

Country Tech: What to Look for When Buying a UTV
Knowing the ins and outs before walking into a dealer can help maximize your investment.

In the Shop: DIY Bee Vacuum
Capture a swarm of honeybees with this DIY nuc vacuum.

Sow Hoe: Native American Gardening — The Three Sisters and More
Connect to North American heritage by growing these rare vegetable varieties traced back to Native American gardens.

American Heirlooms: Perennial Powerhouses
From variety selection to ideal growing conditions, get expert advice on cultivating grapevines right in your own backyard.

Looking Back: Apple Box Furniture
Despite the lingering hardships of the Great Depression, the author’s resourceful father crafted furniture that is still in use today.

In the Wild: Goin’ Froggin’
Master the art of hunting frogs and enjoy one of nature’s delights for rural waters — fresh fried frog legs.


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