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The New PioneerThe New Pioneer

The New Pioneer Summer 2017

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Athlon Media Group
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get inspired!

When we first learned about this issue’s cover family, one word kept on coming to mind— amazing! The word that followed—inspirational! Lest you think the pioneer spirit is no longer alive and well, read our cover story about former U.S. Marines Denise and Mark Beyers. The challenges they face living their version of the American dream require the same grit, determination and smarts that made it possible for the colonists and pioneers to turn untamed wilderness into a nation that became the envy of the world. Others featured here share this same approach to problem solving. The McClungs, for example, used an old family recipe to help their sons and soon had a thriving small biz. Along with this positive attitude goes a passion for attaining a goal that’s above and…

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about our authors

GERARD ATTOUN is a freelance writer and photographer in Joplin, Missouri. He has worked for various newspapers for 25 years and has recenlty retired from teaching journalism at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. TRACY BREEN is a full-time outdoor writer who writes for dozens of publications across the United States, including Outdoor Life, Bowhunting World, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowhunter and Heartland USA. He lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife and two children. Tracy has cerebral palsy and often writes and speaks about overcoming physical challenges to enjoy the outdoors. DAVE BOYT has a degree in forest management and manages a family tree farm. He is a certified logger, and has been running band saw mills for 12 years. He is a contributor to Sawmill & Woodlot Management magazine, and a technical…

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semper fi farmers

Sometimes all a veteran needs to heal and move forward is a new mission in life. This was the case for two Marine veterans, Mark and Denise Beyers. The Beyers are a couple together for the long haul. High school sweethearts, Mark and Denise have known each other since they were teens in Alden, New York. After spending so much of their youth together, it was no surprise when Mark’s enlistment into the U.S. Marine Corps was followed soon after by Denise’s in 1998. Mark had dreamed of becoming a Marine since boyhood, and after high school his dream became a reality. He enlisted with a close friend, Denise followed, and then an unusual thing happened. Five friends who had also gone to the high school joined the Corps. Once their…

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red-headed tomato sauce

INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 bushel ripe tomatoes, seeded, skinned and juiced• 3 sprigs basil• 4 cloves garlic• 4 tablespoons sea salt• 8 carrots• 2 teaspoons black pepper• 4 tablespoons olive oil• 12 ounces tomato paste• 2 tablespoons oregano• 1/4 cup maple syrup• 1 large onion• 1 tablespoon red wine DIRECTIONS: Dice onions, carrots, olive oil and herbs. Combine in food processor and pulse until blended. Add juiced tomatoes, blended ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes. Add paste, wine and maple syrup. Simmer 2 - 2.5 hours, or until desired thickness is reached.…

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the road to healing

When asked how she and Mark overcame so many obstacles, Denise said, “We did it together. We started by taking care of ourselves and followed a path to inner healing.” She pointed out that finding the right balance between traditional and natural medicine was crucial. Becoming a stronger team for Denise meant taking care of her own health in addition to helping Mark recover. She had several medical problems, ranging from herniated discs to food intolerances and became interested in eating healthy food and in natural remedies. After making radical changes in her diet and seeing such dramatic results in her own life, Denise wanted to help others get serious about their health and continued her education by training to become a Certified Holistic Practitioner and Herb Specialist. She then…

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three ways to dig in for veterans!

Semper Fi Fund The Semper Fi Fund was founded by the spouses of Marine Corps veterans to provide immediate _nancial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, and ensure that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, the organization has issued 119,000 grants, totaling more than $133 million in assistance to over 16,800 of our heroes and their families. (semper_fund.org) Homes For Our Troops Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonpro_t organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans in post-9/11 combat. Most of these veterans have sustained life-altering injuries, including…

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