Welcome to the January 2008 issue of Frontier Freedom E-Mail Newsletter!
In this issue you'll find:
- Homesteading In Alaska: 1950's and '60's
- Growing Up In The Great Depression - Part 4
- You Can Make Jerky!
- More Articles in our Online Magazine
- Special Sales offered to our subscribers
- Food for Thought
- New Features at Frontier Freedom
January/February 2008 Issue of Frontier Freedom Online Magazine
Here's a preview of the new articles at Frontier Freedom.
Homesteading in Alaska in the 1950's and 60's:
By La Vaughn Vanderburg
My husband traveled up the Alcan Highway in August of 1950. The 160-acre parcels would be deeded to the homesteaders after they cleared and tilled a certain number of acres, built a house that was considered to be habitable year-round (ours barely was) and lived there a specified number of years. In the fall of 1959, my husband filed on some land -- and told me about it after the men had staked out the boundaries of their chosen acreage and filed the necessary papers. He got title to the land after three years because we lived there year-round . . . Read More . . .
Growing Up During The Great Depression: How One Family Survived - Part 4
By Irene Orsborn
In the spring of 1937 we had to move. Dad and Mom found a place at the north end of the island. This was a very old house on a couple of acres. Mom was thrilled about having a chicken coop. The walls in the house were just bare studs showing, with nails on the studs for hanging clothes. The large kitchen had an old woodburning cookstove and a big table with a light bulb hanging down from the ceiling. There were two small bedrooms. I have to laugh about the chamber pots beside the beds. For some reason, only God knows, Mom always took the pots out into the field and dumped them in the same spot. The grass there was at least twelve feet high! . . . Read More . . .
The Homestead Kitchen: You Can Make Jerky!
By Tommy Geyer
Yes you can make jerky. Most of us enjoy a nice, flavorful piece of beef jerky, but even a small amount is expensive. And if you are a label reader, which I am not, you may be concerned about some of the ingredients used in the commercial jerky that you buy in the store. If you raise your own goats or beef, or get a deer once in awhile, you have the first ingredient for some mouthwatering jerky, which is good quality meat. The following method and recipe is a fast, practical procedure and fairly natural too, without getting too organically finicky about ingredients . . . Read More . . .
More articles in this issue:
Plan Your Garden Now
Wide Row Beans
Increase Trapline Profits
Fleshing Fur Bearers
Facilities for Goats
Non-Electric Lighting - Past and Future
Food for Thought
(This was passed along to us by Tommy Geyer, and we wanted you to be able to read it, too.)
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. Read More . . .
Since there are so many new subscribers to the newsletter, we thought we’d go over some of the new features of the site. Be sure to also read the December Newsletter here , and try some of the delicious recipes with cheese, including Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Dilly Bread, Cheese Straws, Breakfast Scones and more.
Blogs: If you’ve ever wished you could tell the world what you think about, here’s your chance. We provide the soapbox. All you have to do is talk. Politics. Daily Homestead Journal. The Great Outdoors. Family. Homeschooling. Farming. Religion. You name it --- well, almost anything! click here .
Online Cookbook: Click Here to find delicious recipes from other readers, do a taste test, rate them, and share your tried-and-true treats with our readers.
Classified Ads: For individuals and small home businesses. You can place your ads in more than one category, and use up to two pictures for each ad. If you’re in the market for something, you may also place an ad there. We have categories for Real Estate, Crafts, Outdoor Gear, Books, Music, Animals, and more.
E-Mail, Private Messaging and More: We have a new system on the site that allows you to customize your profile add an avatar and photo gallery, as well as send e-mails and private messages to other members.
Comment On Articles: We’ve recently added a new feature that allows you to comment on articles you read at Frontier Freedom. If you have comments about an article, or questions for the author, now you have an easy way to communicate with us. We really appreciate the feedback.
Contact Us: We hope you’ll try out all these new things at Frontier Freedom, and let us know what you think. If there are features you'd like to have at Frontier Freedom, tell us. We’d also like to know what kinds of articles you’d like to read on the site, as well as what you’d like to see in future issues of this monthly newsletter.