Mouse Bait, Insulated Chicken Coop, Grow Potatoes, and Other Country Lore

This installment of a regular homesteading feature examines a novel type of mouse bait, an insulated chichen coop, and the method one family uses to grow potatoes.



145 country lore - insulated chicken coop interior
Thinking an insulated chicken coop would provided a warmer, happier home for their chickens, Pierette and C.J. Miller stapled plastic sheeting to the wall studs and filled the space with packing peanuts.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
145 country lore - ice cream cupcakes
Bake cupcake batter in ice cream cones. Viola! Ice cream cupcakes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
145 country lore - scott hixenbaugh, grow potatoes
12 year old Scott Hixenbaugh, with the cows on his family's West Virginia farm, has a good handle on how to grow potatoes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
145 country lore - insulated chicken coop exterior
Exterior of the insulated chicken coop.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF











Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.