Dear MOTHER: February/March 2011

Reader letters about excellent recipes, guns and emergency kits, green funerals, grass-fed beef, green tomatoes, renewable energy ROI, and more.



butternut squash lasagna
This lasagna is a delightful dish for a family dinner or fall potluck.
PHOTO: ROGER DOIRON
emergency survival kits
From a first-aid kit and wool blankets to a battery-operated radio and refills on prescription medications, there are several items you should keep on hand to keep your family safe in a short-term emergency.
KEITH WARD
casket
You don’t have to break the bank in order to plan a thoughtful funeral. You may want to consider building or commissioning a simple, handmade coffin.
STEVE MAXWELL
grassfed cow
Pasture-based diets are good for cattle and for the land.
ISTOCKPHOTO
living fences
Living fences, such as this mature Osage orange fence, have no problem holding large livestock.
KRISTIN HURLIN
caulking
Apply caulk around windows to keep air from leaking into or out of your home.
KEITH WARD
jerusalem artichoke flour
Jerusalem artichoke flour can be added to baked goods for nutrition and taste.
ANNIE WEGNER LEFORT
green tomatoes
Green tomatoes are great in salsa and can be ripened in a paper bag.
THOMAS SHORTELL











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