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Them That’s Doin’: Sketching on a Solo Hike

Check out what MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors and readers have been enjoying lately, from apps and classes to tools and techniques. In this edition, editors are sketching, learning primitive skills, barring birds from eating their berries, and more.

| August/September 2019

MOTHER's 50th anniversary is on the horizon, so we’re harkening back to our roots. Longtime readers will recall our Report From Them That’s Doin’, a department featuring homesteaders living their best lives. We’re reviving this column to mark our upcoming anniversary with news on what we’re learning, who’s inspiring us, and much more.

We want to know what’s captured your interest too. Have you discovered a handy tool or built a project for your property? Read a great book or tried a new app? Attended an interesting event or experimented with an innovative gardening technique? Tell us at In the meantime, here’s what we’ve been doin’.



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