Dear MOTHER: February/March 2015

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.

Ode to Odie
“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