What is your favorite SS/Farming/homesteading print.

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by RentaPig311, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. RentaPig311

    RentaPig311 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in the grocery store today and saw several SS/homestead type magazines that caught my eye. Almost all of them had something about chickens in them. At $6 a pop it seemed a little high and I'm sure if we commit to a subscriptions the cost would go down.

    So...what is your #1 homestead style subscription with the most useful information for small city dwelling farmers.
     
  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I enjoy Morther Earth News - enough to subscribe.
    I find useful info in every issue, stuff that I can and will use in my lifestyle. And I also find enough of what I think as over-the-top info to tickle my funny bone... Overall, I find it worth the money.
    But that said, I also buy lottery tickets; not because I think I will win, but there is that tiny/minuscule chance that I could and it gives me license to dream those outlandish dreams of what if.
     
  3. RentaPig311

    RentaPig311 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. Mother Earth News was on the list. I've bought a few singles in the past and liked it ok.

    I was considering:

    Hobby Farms
    Urban Farm
    Grit

    I'd like something geared more towards small operations but reviews on Urban farm seem to show that there is a lot of tree hugging articles and not a to much useful information or how to projects.

    I could spend way to much on HS books and print so I'm trying to narrow it down to one or two to try for a year.
     
  4. outlander

    outlander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion, Mother Earth News has the best articles. It can get political at times...but in a way that is pertinent to homesteading/farming.

    Both Hobby Farms and Urban Farm have pretty photos and lots of advertising. The articles tend to leave me wanting more, and I usually end up going online to learn more.

    Honestly, after two years of Mother Earth News I cancelled my subscription and now just use their website. If there is something I want to learn or read about I tend to hit up Google first...usually there is a M.E.N. article about it already :)
     
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