looking for a home farm type of magazine

looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:32 am

i think I seen on here a magazine for home farming it had hints and other stuff in it can'r rember the name for the life of me any ideas ?? I think its like 8 issues for the year?

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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:02 am

I just received an advertisement for one called “Hobby Farms”. I don’t know if that’s what you’re looking for. It looks interesting; I’m on the fence as to whether I want to subscribe.
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: theo On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:22 pm

There is also Countryside and Mother earth
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:00 pm


This is a weekly printed edition : http://www.lancasterfarming.com/subscribe/

Pretty damn good paper for the money. Lots of articles and a great for sale section. we found our backhoe in this paper.

Rick 386
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:34 pm



One of the best mags around.
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:33 pm

Backwoods Home Mag. Put out by a proud Libertarian and you can tell when you read it. The issues are online too. Lots of how to do or make things
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:03 pm

I currently recieve

Farm and Ranch Living Which is not so much geared to helping you farm as it is telling stories about farming and farming families. I find it interesting to see how others do the same things maybe better ways at times than I do etc.

Countryside All black and white with no fluff but very interesting with alot of ideas. Geared to much smaller scale farming or even "city" farmers with backyard gardens and such but still interesting.

Red Power Which is a magazing dedicated to IH collectors. Not really farming but lots about early tractors and equipment made by IH.

Used to get hobby farms but that magazine has gotten so commercial with tons of ad's and very little usable content. they talk about everything and tell you nothing. Just my take on it though. Sorry if that offends anyone!

Never tried mother earth news yet. Lancaster farming is a good one although I usually just pick one up as needed.

Good luck! Go to a tractor supply and you will find all these magazines. you can pick up a copy of about all them and see how you like them.
Mark (PA)
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:14 pm

I like progressive Farmer, mostly because it has been out for over 100 years, but it is for most mid-west farmers and not really for the Northeast smaller producers.

I have read Hobby Farms on occasion, and this is my issue with that magazine, BUT it really is my only gripe. THEY ONLY TELL YOU THE GOOD. What I mean is, everything they write about is all the happy, glossy, you-do-this-and-you-can't-go-wrong type of writing. It does not matter if it is about raising Imu's or putting in a root-cellar, they fail to mention the con-side of the list.

Sometimes in farming, there are very important reasons NOT to do something, and I think they often get people the "let's have a picnic in the back 40, with the children frolicking around barefoot, as we have a leisurely picnic with the sheep baaing in the background", when farming is nothing like that in reality.
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:35 pm

I get New Holland News. Free from the dealer, since I bought my Boomer. Of course every article features a New Holland tracter, but I find the articles interesting and good reading.
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:18 am

We get a weekly newspaper called "Farm and Dairy".


We also get "Mother Earth News".
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: home harvest On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:36 pm

I currently read Countryside, Mother Earth News, Hobbie Farm, Grit, and Backwoods Home.

My very personal opinions are as follows:

Backwoods Home is my favorite, partly because I agree with the Libertarian politics. They cover homesteading, gardening, building & construction, survival, & guns.
Countryside is my second favorite. Less political, more about livestock and frugal living.
Grit would be next. Nicely written. Good information.
Mother earth news is the liberal hippy global warming scare tactic version of backwoods home. Nice articles, excellent website, if you can get past their socialist politics.
Hobby Farm is glossy, high end, pretty pictures, nice stories, and everything is expensive.
Then there are the magazines my wife likes. Those geared toward cooking and pictures of puppies and grand kids. Country and Country Woman would fit this mold.

Again, at the risk of insulting anyone, these are only my opinions.
home harvest
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Re: looking for a home farm type of magazine

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:26 pm

Yo hh, lighten up on yourself, if somebody gets insulted, that's on them, not you---plus you can save yourself a lot of typing :clap: toothy -outstanding post by the way ;)
freetown fred
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