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The New Pioneer

The New Pioneer Spring 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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United States
Athlon Media Group
5,30 $(TVA Incluse)
13,32 $(TVA Incluse)
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3 min.
spring into action!

Spring is the season for making winter dreams come true. You may be thinking about a major change, such as relocating to a rural area, living debt-free and starting a small business, or simply changing the layout of your garden to improve yields and quality. We give you food for thought (and a delicious recipe) in the farm-to-table section of this issue by focusing on four people who are living their personal dreams in Colorado’s Front Range. Their inspiring stories demonstrate just what thinking beyond the box and sweat equity can accomplish. Chef Eric Skokan and his wife Jill decided they wanted to open a restaurant, which led them to grow some produce in a small garden. In a few years it morphed into a 400-plus-acre biodynamic farm and they started…

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

Joe Albanese’s career in natural resources has taken him from the shadow of the Empire State building to the remoteness of the Alaskan Bush, with experiences as varied as the terrain. He can fix most anything with a Leather - man and a roll of duct tape. One of his crowning achievements was going 39 days without a shower, a record he hopes to break, though his wife would prefer he didn’t. Cody Assmann has been blessed to write for outdoor magazines all across the country. His interests include bowhunting, trapping, horses, primitive camping, living history, and western history. Recently he published his first book The Wild Adventures of Old Bill Williams and will soon publish J ourney of a Mountain Man. Both books and Cody’s creations can be found at…

8 min.
freedom rocks

Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen makes a living with his paintbrush on a “canvas” that weighs tons. But his unusual career wasn’t even on his mind when he painted his first memorial to veterans on a 60-ton boulder near his Iowa home. THE FIRST MURAL Just 19 at the time, Ray often drove past the roadside boulder jutting up on a flat stretch of Highway 25 near Menlo, Iowa. Dug from a quarry, the limestone landmark was rolled to its current location and permanently parked after it was decided that it was too big to budge or blast. For years, kids decorated the rock with graffiti and messages. Ray remembers seeing a marriage proposal painted there, and he himself painted a “Welcome Home” banner after a relative’s long hospital stay. Having recently seen the movie…

1 min.

In this issue we focus on four remarkable individuals in Colorado—a chef/ farmer and his wife, a rancher and a financial whiz from Wall Street. At first glance the Rockies seem an unlikely place to be in the forefront of innovative farming methods. The growing season is short, the soil terrible and the terrain can be treacherous, but these folks have helped turn Colorado from a culinary desert into the home of “Front Range cuisine.”…

8 min.
a chef’s secret

Eric and Jill Skokan raise Tunis and Karakul sheep, Mulefoot and Hereford pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys and geese on Black Cat Farm. The centerpiece of their 425-acre farm just outside of Boulder, Colorado, though, is the 60 cultivated acres of heirloom and heritage cultivars. There are some 250 of them, ranging from regional classics like butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash to exotics, including Osaka purple mustard greens, tatsoi and ruby streak mizuna. An additional 15 acres are devoted to wheat and small grains. The remainder of the property is pastureland. The vegetables and meat that the farm produces provide ingredients to the Black Cat and the Bramble & Hare restaurants in Boulder that they own, where Eric is also the chef. The products are also sold at the Boulder Farmers Market,…