Dear Mother: October/November 2008

Letters from our readers on MAX and 100 mpg, no-dig garden beds, manure as a deer deterrent and more.



Uncle Quaker
Ernestine’s photo of Uncle Quaker (still wet from his bath) was chosen as an Editor’s Pick on cu.MotherEarthNews.com 
ERNESTINE HERMAN
Topsoil-bag garden
No-dig garden beds aren’t new to Mary Blanchard. Her garden has grown to 120+ bags since she started seven years ago.
MARY BLANCHARD
Jack McCornack and MAX
Jack McCornack and MAX just before being on the receiving end of a fender bender. Fortunately, Jack’s just fine, and MAX will be soon enough. You can follow their progress in the Energy Matters blog, www.MotherEarthNews.com/blogs/blog-landing.aspx.
DAVE LEVISON
Blue ribbon
Lisa Jaeck-Fisher was full of compliments for the June/July 2008 issue which covered nanotechnology, how to make cheese, 32 of the all time best reader tips, and much more.
JAMES STEIDL/FOTOLIA
Apricot tree
Next time you buy apricots at the farmers market, save the seeds to grow your own backyard apricot tree.
MICHAL KASPAREK/FOTOLIA
Glass of milk
Readers suggest reasons from health to money as to why U.S. states so strictly regulate (or prohibit) raw milk sales.
ISTOCKPHOTO
Deer eating
Have you ever tried using manure to deter deer? We’ve heard reports of success from readers regarding both horse and donkey manure.
ISTOCKPHOTO











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