From the Editor — Spring 2019

From the Editor — Spring 2019

Hello all!

We at Countryside have created this special issue consisting of good ol’ homesteading hacks. After all, who can’t use a good hack now and then? These are some of our favorites and we hope they’ll become some of yours too.

Need an easy-to-build chicken coop plan? Check out page 42 for the perfect plan to house six to 12 birds!

If you’ve got an abundance of mosquitos around your homestead, there are plants you can grow that will naturally repel those pesky bloodsuckers.

Other pesky summer insects are wasps. Their painful stings can put a damper on your outside activities. We have natural home remedies for wasp stings that will get you back on track before you know it.

Of course, not all insects are pests. Now is the time to give your honey bees and other pollinators access to water that isn’t your neighbor’s pool! We’ll show you how easy it is to build a bee-friendly watering station.

There are so many more helpful homesteading hacks in this special issue. We hope you enjoy it and refer to it often when in need of a helpful hack!

Do you have hacks you use around your homestead? We’d love to hear them. You may share them by writing to: Countryside Homesteading Hacks P.O. Box 566 Medford, WI 54451 Or email:

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