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Grit

Grit

September - October 2020

Grit Magazine has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life beyond the city limits.

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United States
言語:
English
出版社:
Ogden Publications, Inc.
刊行頻度:
Bimonthly
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rub some dirt on it

Just over a year ago, I bought my first house—all 720 square feet of it — along with a yard that looked like it had never been turned to anything but lawn. When I first saw the yard, on an unseasonably warm January day, I knew I could transform it into a vegetable paradise ringed with roses. I had boundless ambitions, a hatchback car, and a shovel, along with childhood memories of maintaining a vast garden with my mom. I wasn’t quick enough last year to get much of anything growing, but I was determined to have a garden this year. I brought in dozens of loads of compost, topsoil, and mulch, piling them into low raised beds bordered by scrap wood I had scrounged from neighborhood driveways on trash day.…

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grit magazine

ISSUE EDITORS CAITLIN WILSON, Lead Editor OSCAR H. WILL III, Editor at Large EDITORIAL GROUP CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS, Editorial Director REBECCA MARTIN, Technical Editor LANDON HALL, Group Editor, Collectibles AMANDA SORELL, Senior Editor CARLA TILGHMAN, Managing Editor ALLISON SARKESIAN, Associate Editor JESSICA MITCHELL, Associate Editor CHRISTINE STONER, Associate Editor ILENE REID, Editorial Assistant ADVERTISING DIRECTOR BRENDA ESCALANTE; BEscalante@OgdenPubs.com ART/PREPRESS AMANDA BARNWELL, Art Director WEB AND DIGITAL CONTENT TONYA OLSON, Digital Content Manager DISPLAY ADVERTISING 800-678-5779; AdInfo@OgdenPubs.com CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 866-848-5416; Classifieds@Grit.com NEWSSTAND Melissa Geiken, 785-274-4344 BILL UHLER, Publisher CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS, Editorial Director CHERILYN OLMSTED, Circulation & Marketing Director BOB CUCCINIELLO, Newsstand & Production Director BOB LEGAULT, Sales Director CAROLYN LANG, Group Art Director ANDREW PERKINS, Director of Events and Business Development TIM SWIETEK, Information Technology Director ROSS HAMMOND, Finance & Accounting Director…

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rooney the goat

Farming is good for my soul. I love so much about it. I grew up on a farm, and can’t imagine a nonfarming life. Yet, farming can break my heart. Raising livestock can be equally rewarding and devastating. Loss is inevitable, despite our best efforts. I started raising goats in 2014 because our new property was overrun with brush and poison ivy. I fell in love with these quirky creatures, and three goats turned into 30. I now raise unregistered crosses, registered Kinders, and registered Miniature LaManchas. In March 2018, a mixed-breed first freshener doe presented with dystocia. Vet intervention was required. Two kids were delivered dead, but one was alive and well, much to the vet’s surprise. The doe was sore and stressed but recovered well. I started the little buckling…

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looking for

EMBROIDERY PATTERNS I’m looking for frog, pig, and fairy-tale patterns to work for my grandkids. I’m also hoping that someone can share Aunt Martha’s brand iron-on transfer patterns with me. I lost my grandmother’s in a fire. Low cost or postage needed not a problem. Monica Sweat17113 N.W. 278th AveAlachua, FL 32615 PEN PALS I’m looking for pen pals. I run a small homestead in southeastern Oklahoma and would love some like-minded people to write to. I love Grit and all the interesting people who read it. Heidi Menges64 Savage LaneMcAlester, OK 74501 HERBS AND LIFE STORIES I’m looking for herbal recipes, seeds, or any of your favorite life lessons or stories. Megan Hooley1680 W 1200 SHeber City, UT 84032 CRAFTY PEN PALS I've been reading Grit for a year and a half, and I absolutely love it! Thanks for…

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traversing tricky terrain on a trail horse

Sometimes, the best thing to do is go out and learn on the job. Any horse, especially a young one, can quickly become bored working in a small area, so some trainers take a green horse out after only a few rides “inside.” When you take your horse outside the corral, do all you can to ensure those rides are successful. A good experience will set the stage for future training, making it easier; a bad one will make future lessons more challenging. As with earlier lessons, the horse will encounter many new things during these first few rides outdoors—a first big rock to pass by; a first hill to climb; or a first stream to cross. How you help your horse get through these experiences will determine whether it…

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tips for safely crossing water

One way to get a green horse over its fear of water is to find a shallow place in a stream, or a puddle-covered dirt road after a rain, and ride around in the shallow water. This way, there’s no way for the horse to avoid it. After going up and down a stream or around and around in a large puddle, the youngster will learn that there’s nothing to fear. If your horse balks at a shallow stream, ride it across; don’t dismount and lead, even if rocks are there to give you dry footing. If the horse is spooky about the water, it may jump onto the same rock with you, or knock you down in its lunge across. It’s safer to stay on your horse. If you…