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After an overwhelmingly positive response to our first Grit Country Living Set, we packaged our 2020 Grit archive with three special issues that are sure to delight those who enjoy country living.

Grit Premium Farmers Markets Spring 2018

Profit from your homestead with this premium issue! Learn how to: create a home-based business; break into your local farmers market; create a DIY personalized farm stand sign; become a beekeeper and grow lavender to make a profit; can jams and jellies for display at fairs; sell bread, soap, and birdhouses; and more! Do what you love to do every day, but create a business out of it. This 113-page issue contains 28 popular and relevant articles from Grit’s archives.

Grit Guide to Chickens, 2nd Edition

Grit has created more than six editions of Grit Guide to Chickens. All have been extremely popular with readers and full of valuable, expertly written articles on raising and maintaining a healthy backyard flock. Now, Grit has compiled the best of the best chicken articles into this newly updated and revised premium issue! The second edition of the Grit Premium: Guide to Chickens features 112 pages of articles to get you tending your flock to the best of your abilities. With this premium issue, get advice from Grit flock owners, learn about various chicken breeds, discover why and how a rooster crows, try delicious recipes for eggs and meat chickens, keep predators at bay, build a coop, and more.

Grit Premium: Guide to Frugal Country Living, 1st Edition

Grit has compiled expertly written tips on thriving on less out where the pavement ends. The new Grit Premium Issue: Guide to Frugal Country Living is 112 pages of articles that help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. Inside, you’ll find how to create your own home-based business, heat the homestead with wood, build a hoop house, feed a flock of chickens the easy way, learn more about cast-iron cookware, and make your own soap, and so much more.

Learn how a few extra seed-saving steps, and simple ones at that, will keep your garden growing next year. When considering a biomass system to heat your home or shop, read everything you need to know. Discover how these reclaimed-lumber raised beds let you garden without the toil of tilling. Versatile, durable, and easy to use, the original nonstick cookware is still a kitchen essential. Learn the best homemade cleaning recipes, avoid harmful chemicals, and save money with effective cleaners using this collection of simple recipes. 

Grit Archive 2006-2020

We have compiled 15 years of Grit, bringing you all the best information to help you get the most out of living out where the pavement ends and utilizing your backyard in town — delivered on a flash drive that plugs into the USB port on your favorite device. Questions about backyard chickens? Use our search function to bring up all of Grit's relevant content! Whether cooking, crafting, woodworking, small-scale farming, gardening, livestock, pets, or canning and freezing are on your mind, we have you well covered!

As publishers, it’s our privilege to bring you content designed to help you get the most out of your lifestyle. By bringing together a diverse collection of articles and illustrations, we get the chance to share our vast archives with you and to celebrate the work that you, our treasured readers, have enabled us to accomplish over the years.

Today, as we forge ahead into a new and uncharted media landscape, we continue to invest in delivering the most relevant and valuable content in the most efficient and innovative formats. This digital archive (updated with 2020 content) contains more than 10,000 articles formatted for optimal computer viewing. From articles on growing the best heirloom tomatoes and which types of chickens, you should raise to stories that will help you choose the right machinery the first time, help with maintenance and show you how to choose and build fencing, and so much more—you’ll find it all here! In addition to the ability to search the entire archive or browse each month and year, the interface contains enhanced search features.

Search by:

  • Date range
  • Exact phrases and word combinations
  • Entire flash drive content
  • Headline only
  • The content of each individual article
  • Popular categories include DIY projects, backyard chickens, baking bread, creating the best garden soil, and so much more.

We hope this digital archive provides you endless hours of inspiring and practical advice as we continue our journey together.

Technical Information: This complete GRIT 2006-2020 archive can be viewed and searched on a PC without needing an internet connection.** It also includes its own private browser, so you won’t have to worry about browser updates on publicly available internet browsers, such as Microsoft Explorer or Firefox.

Windows Users: Open the Windows folder and click 'Launch GRIT Archive 2006-2020', then click 'START SEARCHING' to begin searching.

**Many articles contain links to other websites. A browser (such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Explorer, etc.) and an internet connection are required to access these links.

System Requirements: Windows 7 or later.

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