Some 12-gauge models can also be fitted with rifled barrels, allowing the homesteader
to use them with slugs to increase the bullet's stability and accuracy.
I want to suggest, however, that The Homesteader
registers a great deal of ambivalence about that choice; rather than subordinating racial issues, Micheaux foregrounds the conflict engendered by Baptiste's efforts to be both an African American hero and a Western one.
The predators that are just a notch or two lower on the food chain than humans will forever search for a piece of the simple man's pie, and the homesteaders
who are able to protect that pie will see the highest rates of return.
Micheaux relies on the image of the solitary homesteader
because it adheres most closely to Turnerian ideals of American exceptionalism and a nation mastered by the Western progress of individuals.
If you or someone you know deserves to be Our 2014 Homesteader
of the Year, email hwitl@grit.
Another fantastic solar tool for the homesteader
is the solar cell phone charger.
And if you have any fun homesteading tales to tell, be sure to look for our 2013 Homesteader
of the Year callout early next year.
The Homestead National Monument of America is located on the original homestead claim of Daniel Freeman, who filed his claim January 1, 1863, and is considered America's first homesteader
A rarer find that he spotted was an original tarpaper shack made from a kit that the homesteader
Here, we profile two portable sawmill options: the Granberg Alaskan Small Log chainsaw mill, which costs about $200, and Hud-Son's HFE 21 Homesteader
bandsaw mill, priced at $2,600.
A group of historic homesteader
cabins, a grove of ancient sequoias and a condor habitat in California were all threatened Wednesday as this year's feisty fire season continued to rage across the Western states.
I am an aspiring homesteader
myself, and I can't count the number of times I've referenced a MOTHER EARTH NEWS article while planning my own little paradise.