Dear Mother: December 2010/January 2011

Reader letters about the first MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, five-minute bread, killer compost, a homesteading school, and more.



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The inaugural MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR brought out homesteaders of all ages and from several states. It was a wonderful crowd of people passionate about self-reliance!
PHOTO: SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT
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Kids at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR enjoyed presentations organized just for them at the Treehouse Club.
MICHELLE ALLMON
log cabin canada
Barney and Mary Ann Keeshing built their own cozy cabin based on Steve Maxwell’s plan published in MOTHER EARTH NEWS. 
BARNEY & MARY ANN KEESHIG
fish on line
Gardening isn’t the only way to save on groceries. Hunting and fishing can cut your food bills, too. 
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wood chip mulch
 Reader Pam Larsen wrote to contributing editor Barbara Pleasant to share her story of wood mulch success in her orchard.
ELAYNE SEARS
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Reader Phyllis Chisholm was glad to read an account of the challenges of gardening at high elevation in “What We Learned Going Back to the Land” (August/September 2010), about the McElmurray’s homestead in the mountains of Colorado.
BRUCE & CAROL MCELMURRAY
stevia leaf
Reader Evelyn Anderson discusses some of the pros and cons of stevia. 
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chard
More than a year later, Jeffrey Dickemann is still filling Swiss chard orders!
KEITH WARD











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