Reader letters about the return on investment from gardening, self-sufficiency in the city, living forever, cheap food, dogs on the homestead and more — plus dispatches from our first-ever International Homesteading Education Month.
Co-ops create communities around shared values. Here, patrons of People’s Food Co-op in Ann Arbor, Mich., celebrate the business’s 40th anniversary.
Photo By Kevin Sharp
Reader Wendy Atkins of Rock Stream, N.Y., found that her asthmatic reactions to egg yolks subside when she eats eggs from her own hens.
Photo By Fotolia/urbanlight
Stewie (left) and Artemis at home in York, Pa.
Photo By Shelby L. Ilgenfritz
Pie crusts needn’t be complicated: Reader Toni Kellers of Perkasie, Pa., turns them out using just four ingredients and four quick steps.
Photo By Fotolia/sugar0607
An owner-built cabin in Washington state.
Photo Courtesy Shelter Publications
What they hay? James Rudd’s goats sculpted a mushroom from a hay bale in Ridgeville, S.C.