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The New Pioneer

The New Pioneer Winter 2020

The New Pioneer is your guide to everything the land has to offer. Every issue is packed with useful how-to information for back-to-the-landers, plus spotlight pieces on couples and families that have actually “been there, and done that” with success! The New Pioneer is also chock full of expert advice on must-have tools and homestead gear, planting and farming, strategies for achieving energy independence and buying rural land, do-it-yourself projects and how to get the most out of living the rural life.

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Athlon Media Group
5,30 $(TVA Incluse)
13,32 $(TVA Incluse)
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3 min.
ready to go country?

“We want to move from L.A. to a small farm but don’t know where to go or what to expect. Why don’t you run some articles about it?” an old friend said to me a few months ago. Then a subscriber wrote us a letter in which she brought up the problems people in rural areas face. Shortly after that, I was chatting with one of our contributors, Amber Bradshaw, about her family’s move to the mountains of Tennessee. “It’s not all cutesy-pootsy little chicks,” she said as she described the experience. These comments hit home. In this issue of The New Pioneer , we present a special section spelling out the nitty-gritty about country life—the bad as well as the good, and telling those of you who dream about leaving…

1 min.
breaking news!

The New Pioneer is now on Instagram at instagram.com/thenewpioneer. Be sure to stop by our page, give us a follow and share your photos with us by using #thenewpioneer or #thenewpioneermagazine. Keep your helpful Facebook comments and emails coming so we can provide the information you crave. Your letters prompt us to order feature articles. We do read your comments. If you know a family who might be a good cover story, let us know. We also want more of your helpful “It Worked For Me” stories. Cut and paste your 350-word manuscript into an email and attach a high-resolution photo (between 1 and 5 MB) or two for illustration purposes. We’ll pay $100 upon acceptance. Email us at editdesk@ athlonoutdoors.com.…

4 min.
about our authors

Carol J. Alexander writes about sustainable living, health, and home remodeling topics for print publications, blogs and websites from her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her credits include Grit, Hobby Farms, and Family Handyman. She is the author of Homesteading Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals. Gerard Attoun is a freelance writer and photographer in Joplin, Missouri. He has worked for various newspapers for 25 years and currently teaches journalism at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. Marti Attoun is a freelance writer in Joplin, Missouri. She has written hundreds of articles for newspapers and national publications, including American Profile, Ladies’ Home Journal, Reader’s Digest and Family Circle. Randy Bauman is a writer and photographer with a passion for hunting, shooting and fly fishing. He and his wife live in central…

7 min.
maine ’s oyster lady

“ Our mission is to produce one of Maine’s best oysters and to have a positive impact on the local community.” When people say they went to visit a farm, it usually conjures up images of cows, chickens, a red barn and maybe even a man in overalls riding his tractor out in a field. On a recent trip to Maine, I had the opportunity to tour a very different type of farm where the animals were underwater, the scenery was beautiful and the farmer wore muck boots and a wetsuit while piloting a boat. This was an oyster farm, and not just any old oyster farm. The Nonesuch Oyster Farm has an incredible story that centers around a unique and amazing lady, Abigail S. Carroll. Although Abigail grew up in Maine,…

1 min.
oysters: good for the planet, good for us

BENEFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENT: • They filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, resulting in cleaner water and creating a healthy and robust environment for numerous sea creatures. • Oysters absorb toxins and excess algae, keeping the water clean and oxygen levels balanced for other marine life. • They feed on microscopic phytoplankton or algae, removing the algal biomass from the water. • Farmed oysters isolate nitrogen and CO2 from the atmosphere. FOUR REASONS TO EAT THEM: 1. They contain more zinc than any other food. It’s necessary for proper growth and development, strengthens the immune system and promotes healing. 2. High in omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and magnesium, oysters can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke and assist in lowering blood pressure. 3. A good source of iron, they provide more than…

9 min.
rural reality check

Editor’s Note: This past January, we received a letter from TNP subscriber Kerry Gillette, a physician assistant. She took exception to some disparaging remarks about psychology in our Spring 2019 issue: “Despite the fiercely independent, can-do attitude of folks who live in rural communities, mental health needs are significant but drastically under-served. Suicide, domestic violence and substance abuse are way too prevalent to speak of the work of psychology so dismissively… Please keep these issues in mind—we need publications like yours that reach rural folks to be advocates for not just physical health but emotional and mental health as well!” We realized the truth in Kerry’s words. They particularly hit home with me since I’d been leery of psychologists ever since a counselor told my dying sister that her cancer was…