Reader letters about livestock guardians, homemade deodorant, bidets for TP-free living, emergency generators, leeks, meat coverage in MOTHER EARTH NEWS, the wonder-working slow cooker, and more.
“The magazine was hot out of the mailbox when I spotted the recipe for Spicy Eggs with Kale. Dinner plan, done!” — Sandy Pickard; Stafford, Va.
Photo by Erin Kunkel
“Here’s our own steadfast homestead companion, Odie, wanting to read the article about livestock guardians for himself. Odie is a rescue dog from our local animal shelter. He’s a Great Pyrenees and possibly part German Shepherd. Because of Odie’s presence, we feel safe and confident that nothing will enter our domain as long as he’s on guard.” — Sara Davis; Lexington, N.C.
Photo by Sara Davis
The 310-square-foot Harbinger cottage from Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.
Photo by Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.
“I haven’t used one square of toilet paper since I installed my bidet, and even though it uses warm water, the amount of water is well less than a quart. For those who would like, there are bidet attachments for a standard toilet instead of a dedicated bidet.” — Joseph Kaye; Phenix, Va.
Photo courtesy HomeTech Industries
“In any dish in which raw onions or scallions would be tasty, raw leeks would prove tasty, too.” — Merri Morgan; Greenville, W.Va