Issue #13 (December 1974) of the collectively-edited publication from the feminist back-to-the-land commune Country Women in Albion, CA on the Mendocino coast. In at least 33 issues published through 1979, Country Women featured articles on feminist shared experience, practical how-to tips on country living (animal raising, carpentry, farming) and published poetry, songs and drawings by contributors from around the country. Each issue usually focused on a theme, plus practical articles. Issue 16 (1975) stated that 7,500 copies were being distributed to 150 bookstores in 26 states, and that the publication had over 2,000 subscribers. As of Issue 23 (1977), 11,000 copies were being printed.
This issue's theme is "Natural Cycles" and includes articles on biorhythms, body rhythms, moon cycles, depressions, myths of menstruation, a report on the Country Women Festivals, and more. Practical articles include natural childbirth, veterinary medicine, self defense, wood chopping, gardening, rabbits, and more. Item #1037.
Condition: Very Good, .5" x .75" areas of ghosting from mailing tape on front and back covers, light dent to top of spine, visible on some interior pages; hand addressed to recipient on back cover with cancelled stamps noting Albion, CA; toning to interior newsprint pages as is common.