Heart of the Home: Spring Activities

Readers share stories of spring activities and chores that grace their task list.

Heart of the Home Spring Cleaning

A woman cleans the area carpet with a carpet beater was part of spring cleaning chores.

Illustration by Brian Orr

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As the weather begins to warm up, folks start thinking about spring activities and chores that need to be done before the new season officially arrives.

We asked our readers to share with us what types of jobs and responsibilities make up their spring chore lists, and here are our favorite stories.

Spring Activities

Spring Cleaning Tops the Chore List
Annual Springtime Jobs Include Yard Work
Starts Preparing for Spring Garden in Winter
Top Priority for Spring is Making Homemade Syrup
Chores Get Done Before Spring Season Begins

We Want to Hear Your Story 

We are looking for stories about favorite summertime swimming holes. Send us your swimming hole stories, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our Capper’s Farmer website. Email your stories and photos to tsmith@cappersfarmer.com or send them to 

Capper’s Farmer Editorial
Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 
1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. 

If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.