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Pallet Projects for the Home and Garden
Use basic tools and construction knowledge to discover new uses for old pallets. These seven simple designs are no-frill and downright beautiful.

Winter Weather Safety
Learn about the different types of winter weather so you can be prepared for winter storms and frozen precipitation.

Raising Feeder Steers
Save money and eat better by raising grassfed feeder steers.

Hybrid to Heritage: Raising Meat Chickens
Find the right bird for your backyard and your table with this guide to meat chicken breeds..

Alternative Pest Control Methods
Keep your pests to a minimum with these pesticide-free approaches to home gardening.

Heating a Home With Firewood
A fallen tree becomes firewood, and brings back memories of old pros at work on the farmstead.

Dive Into Duck Hunting
Bag your first fowl with our expert’s advice for getting started hunting ducks.

How to Tan a Deer Hide
Follow these hide-tanning steps, complete with time requirements and tool recommendations, to create your own beautiful, high-quality leather.

Bowhunting Basics
The beginner’s guide to archery hunting.


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Tanning Hides Tutelage

Mail Call
Chicken Condo; Pinched Saws; Journey Ahead; Faith and Grit; Horse-Drawn Haying; Yellow Jacket Advice; Chicken Waterer; Restored Sickle Bar; Smoke Safety; Grit Salesman.

Friends & Neighbors
Looking for Mining Items; Bantams; Patterns; Recipes; New and Old Country Friends; Solar-Powered Smoker & a Tractor-Mounted Planter Idea from our friends at Farm Show.

GRIT Gazette: Hometown Buzz
Chickens 101 Workshop
Heritage Livestock Conference
Lifestyle Farming Conference
Pastured Hog Workshop
Regional Seed Vault

Gazette: Tap Into Your Local Extension Services
Learn how to better utilize your local extension services and get answers to your agriculture questions, from pest management to health and nutrition.

Comfort Foods: Untraditional Pie and Cake Recipes
Break away from the traditional and try these deliciously unique desserts.

Recipe Box: Sweet and Savory Fig Recipes
From sweet desserts and snacks to savory main courses, make the most of your fig harvest with these delicious recipes.

Country Tech: Hunting with a Muzzleloader
Hunt like a frontiersman with black powder rifles. .

In the Shop: A Leather Sheath to Last
Make your own sturdy leather knife sheath to protect your favorite blade. .

Sow Hoe: Around the World With the Chile Pepper
Trace the chile pepper’s journey from Toltec kingdoms to modern kitchens.

American Heirlooms: Fantastic Figs
Easy-to-grow figs bring sweet Mediterranean flavors to your kitchen.

Looking Back: Colorful Country Characters
Time spent making hay created a lifelong respect for the way things used to be. 

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