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.

Mushroom Hay Bale
What they hay? James Rudd’s goats sculpted a mushroom from a hay bale in Ridgeville, S.C.
Photo By James A. Rudd II