Reader letters about homemade sourdough bread, ag-gag laws, DIY poultry-processing, population growth, working dogs, low-tech home insulation, organic grasshopper control, and more.
Reader Leah Robinson of Craig, Colo., snapped this photo of her first-ever homemade loaf of sourdough bread, which she made following the recipe in the article “Homemade Sourdough Bread, Step by Step” from the December 2013/January 2014 issue.
Photo by Leah Robinson
“Thank you for fostering the sense of contentment I feel while pursuing my goal of finding my dream farm.” — D. Hubbard; Winter Haven, Fla.
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With the assistance of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner, reader Caroline Graettinger of Canonsburg, Pa., has implemented crop rotations, kept tabs on her garden’s most productive yielders, and tried a trove of new tomato varieties.
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Need organic grasshopper control? Take a cue from reader Luma Rose of Balmorhea, Texas, and simply suck up the hoppers with a small, portable vacuum.