Dear MOTHER: December 2012/January 2013

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.

Real Eggs
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.
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