Dear MOTHER: December 2013/January 2014

Reader letters about seed swaps, garden hoops, drafty windows, health insurance and retirement on the homestead, an adoptive mother hen, farmland, working dogs, cities that inspire, and more.

Airedale terrier sitting in a field
Reader Richard Augusta of Antioch, Calif., recommends the Airedale terrier as a homestead working dog.
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