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New issue of Countryside came today; noticed Joy's name in there! Does anyone else here still read the mag?

(Jay - there is an issue on my shelf still open to the article you wrote on vermiculture, must have been a couple of years ago!)

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004


I let my subscription expire after the son took over the publication, it just didn't seem the same anymore, too yuppified, if that is possible. Once in awhile, I borrow the current issue from a good friend of ours here in Podunk, she renews three years at a time, and with 10 children figures she needs all the help, idea wise, she can get! I am not impressed with the majority of the articles in it, or they are not pertinent to the way we live here in the boondocks, not that we are "off-the-grid" or anything, but just very rural, with the usual assortment of critters and farm machinery that need care, maintained, and fed.

I wouldn't hesitate to resubscribe if the tone of the magazine started becoming more appropriate to our way of living again though.

Hey, what was the article about that Joy was mentioned in, I'll have to borrow that issue from Robin!

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

Page 29; just a small paragraph in the middle column in the Marjoram or Oregano question.

I just get a kick out of seeing someone I "know" in the mag.

I'll agree that the tone of the mag has changed, but I can't quite put my finger on how. Not nearly enough humor in the writing; but that may be times we're living in as I've noted it missing in other places as well. I liked when the younger son (Steve?) was still there, with his building articles. I wish that JD would at least write an editorial or something.

And speaking of mags - got my "last issue re-up now or we'll never darken your mailbox again" issue from Organic Gardening - and yes, it IS Organic Gardening again - yesterday. Took me about 5 minutes to go through it. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the $20 to re-up. I take Countryside, Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms, Backwoods Home, Stockman Grassfarmer, Small Farm Today and Organic Gardening. OG isn't the most expensive, but it is the least read. And yuppiefied - oh my! What mags do you all take? (Pop takes that Country magazine and Hubs ordered Quick Cooking for me from the same company, but it comes in his name - pretty funny since he's now chief cook and bottle washer around here!)

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

We get Alternative Medicine, Backwoods Home, and a weekly newspaper that weighs about 5 pounds, Farm and Dairy, which takes hours to read, it covers a tri-state area, Ohio, PA, and WV, and has lots of interesting (for farms anyway!) in it, plus the classifieds and tons of down home style recipes.

Winter is the only time I really get a chance to sit and read for more than a half hour at a time, sometimes by the time winter sets in I have a stack of Farm and Dairies that takes me months to wade through, when it is grass mowing/weedwhacking/hay making season there is no such thing as "idle" time! So, even though I might whine and cry about the cold and ice, at least snow doesn't require endless, unrewarding work.

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2004

I still read it. Submitting to CS is now a thing of the past for me. Too busy selling bait now .

Joy, interesting piece.

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2004

I still subscribe; thought I'd have time to catch up and finally read the most current issue, but haven't. Now I'm *compelled* to find your name! Hooray.

I really liked the big greenhouse-like garden with the bird netting over it.

I miss jD's contributions. And I don't devour the magazine like I used to (read everything cover-to-cover in one sitting). Still, I read it casually, mostly at night before I fall asleep.

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2004

I still subscribe also. Mostly out of habit!! I've been getting it for soooo long now it's hard to imagine it NOT being on my coffee table. you Sheepish...I don't "devour" it from cover to cover anymore. I still haven't read the new issue. I recently received an offer for MEN at the subscription price (6 mos.) of $10.00. Is that a good price? Been a long time since I checked it out at the bookstore, but I think I'll try it again. The only other subcriptions we have is Downeast Magazine (hmmm, wonder why?!), Time (for the garage office), Offshore (boating mag.) and our county newspaper (Ellsworth American) which comes once a week.

Gotta go check out page 29 of CS right now :-)!!

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

Huh, I flipped through that issue, but never saw my name . . . I'll have to go look for it.

I still get Countryside (obviously), a pet bird magazine, Hawaii, and, um, I think that's it . . . considering MotherEarth News, since they seem to have improved some.

It wasn't much, just a question about "oil of organum" that I tried to answer.

-- Anonymous, March 09, 2004

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