Dear MOTHER: April/May 2013

Reader letters about calculating garden payback, the resolve to homestead, outwitting wind with low tunnels, sorghum press plans, wind turbines, masonry heaters, contaminated soil, raising pigs, and more.



UC Santa Barbara sorghum team
The UC Santa Barbara sorghum press team with their human-powered press.
Photo By Kelly Lin
windmills
Maple Ridge Wind Farm in New York.
Photo By Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.
buying land
Sometimes, it only takes an afternoon drive down a country lane to find the land of your dreams.
Illustration By Elayne Sears
masonry heater
A masonry heater's high thermal mass provides a steady supply of heat.
Photo By Dale Demary/Masonry Heater Association
whole-wheat bread
Whole grains, nuts and seeds add new flavors and nutrients to homemade breads.
Photo By Tim Nauman











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