Dear Mother: Letters From Our Readers

Letters from our readers on food choices and consciousness, how consumers drive farming practices, seeking a scythe and cleaning your clothes.

Reader Ernie Peters says our editorial “Why Grass Fed is Best” (December/January 2007) should have recognized that some farmers feel forced to use high-grain diets and feedlot confinement — and we agree.
Readers respond to “Why I Farm” (February/March 2007); one a vegan becoming a conscientious omnivore, the other an ex-stockfarmer who has become a conscientious vegetarian.
Photo courtesy NATHAN HAM
Slovenian Countryside
Reader Irena Swanson grew up on a farm in Slovenia much like this one, where she learned how to use a scythe.
toilet reader
Reader Jeff Hartwig’s 2 1/2-year-old daughter looks forward to reading MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
Photo courtesy JEFF HARTWIG
Lehmans Hand Washer
Reader Michele Marlowe wrote to us about the James Hand Washer, a hand-powered washing machine.
Photo courtesy LEHMAN’S
Reader Debra Smith, a letter carrier, has a close relationship with the crows on her mail route.
Photo courtesy TOMVEZO.COM

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