MOTHER EARTH NEWS: October/November 2013

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS: October/November 2013 

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9 Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
When you grow your own food, generate your own energy, and work from a home office or farm for your livelihood, the so-called “costs of living” largely disappear. Begin making the transition to a more self-sufficient life today — wherever you live and with the resources and skills you already have — with this insight from a Wisconsin family who has made self-reliance into a home-based business.


Try Quick Hoops: Easy-to-Make Mini-Greenhouses
Simple, lightweight and less expensive than cold frames, quick hoops keep the garden producing past cooperative weather, keeping you in fresh, homegrown food, even during the chilly chunks of the calendar.

Winter Gardening Tips: Best Winter Crops and Cold-Hardy Varieties
Growers in any region needn’t resign to experiencing fresh harvests solely in summer. Try cultivating these 13 stalwarts of the winter garden that have proved hardy in the face of tumbling temps.