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8/22/2013
A former city slicker learns the pitfalls - or should I say "poop" falls - of becoming a country chick.
12/17/2013
We winterized the house and hoped for the best, but we didn’t want to leave.
10/9/2014
We may run a big farm in the country, but our urban homestead friends sure do know how to grow it.
9/6/2013
Kellsey loves everything about summer, with the exception of triple digit temperatures. But even the dog days of summer help her dream about the future.
8/27/2013
I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.
10/2/2013
A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
8/21/2014
As a chef and farmer, my days are full of work, and yet I always stop and make time to enjoy seasonal produce as it comes to market. I have such a fondness for anything raspberry - my love for this fruit goes a long way back.
2/20/2014
Winter farmers' and gardeners' markets have sprouted (pun intended!) up in my area, giving customers more access to locally grown produce throughout our long, cold winter.
10/6/2014
Daily lessons taught by your goats and how to best serve those goat lessons.
4/8/2014
This is my journey of moving to the country and becoming a stay-at-home mom and hobby farmer. I was raising three small boys so why not add some animals to the mix.
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
8/29/2013
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
9/4/2013
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
11/12/2013
A visit to an old barn that brings back memories and reveals many treasures.
9/25/2013
Nina learns the hard way - yet again - that Guinea chicks are crafty.
9/20/2013
We married young and moved to the city, where jobs and responsibilities to our four children choked out dreams of any other lifestyle.
10/9/2013
What happened to the crafts of the past?
5/2/2012
Fannie Farmer was a superstar chef before "superstar" was a word. She's one of my heroes. If you love baking, read why she should be your hero too.
10/2/2013
With all of society’s conveniences within easy reach, we are choosing to do things the hard way. Now, why on earth would we do that?!
9/3/2013
Looking back on how I came upon this urban farming way of life shows a journey full of twists and turns ... and I couldn't be happier for it!
6/19/2014
This post is about blueberry picking at my local pick-your-own farm. It includes a quick and easy blueberry bread recipe.
8/26/2013
As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.
9/20/2013
A small family farm seldom makes you wealthy – there aren’t too many trips to Europe and the retirement plan can be pretty “iffy.” But farming brings its own rewards, those that in the end mean far more than the lights of Paris.
10/15/2013
A century-old seed packet offers some interesting insight into an earlier era of farming in the Midwest.
12/4/2013
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
2/27/2014
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
10/15/2013
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
5/5/2014
To name or not to name your chickens?
12/6/2013
Sarah attended what she thought would be an ordinary farm-to-table dinner event at a local farm, but this was anything but an ordinary experience.
4/28/2014
Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!
10/28/2013
Fall has arrived and with the change in season, it changes our work. We begin to prepare the summer beds to mostly lay fallow during the rainy winter months. Also, the season’s change means our menu planning changes as well.
4/10/2014
Discover how you can get involved in animal-assisted therapy programs.
9/30/2013
You don't have to be a poultry farmer to have an appreciation for the hard work that went into this 1924 edition of The American Standard of Perfection.
9/18/2014
Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the wonderful things about farming is the lessons you learn along the way.
10/23/2013
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
4/16/2014
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
11/12/2013
The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
1/15/2014
A special spot on my farm where the warm wind blows.
9/5/2013
We have spent many days working outside from dawn to dusk while others our age are golfing, playing cards, and taking life easy. For us, there is immense fulfillment in growing our food.
5/21/2014
The story of getting our first pig this spring.
12/30/2013
Heating the rural farmhouse with propane is outrageously expensive. We are learning the art and science of heating with wood ... sometimes the hard way!
2/15/2014
Lori shares some of winter's wonders from her Wisconsin farm.
11/4/2013
PIGS AND POTATOES DO NOT MIX. Why?
12/17/2013
What do you do when you have baby sheep running around your house because it is too cold outside? Diapers!
6/1/2014
My journey of raising sheep as a kid and again now 20 years later. Lots of old pictures of me back then.
4/18/2014
This year was the first year we had babies born on the farm.
6/27/2014
We finally hired a mason after seeing the problems with the 100-year-old stone foundations ... join Bryan and Lori for a look at the before and afters in the 100-year-old house and barn!
11/20/2013
Fall Honey Harvest
1/27/2014
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
9/6/2013
Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.
10/25/2013
An Introduction To Our Old Place Farm
10/30/2013
The farm was a disaster, but we were out to save it - one weekend at a time.
6/25/2014
When you are in pain and cannot do much, you can always recall memories of happy times.
4/10/2014
How our farm truck turned my day and yard upside down.
4/16/2014
A story of the first time we used our woodstove.
10/7/2013
The skunk turns around and heads straight toward me.
11/25/2013
Suzie plays crack the whip.
3/7/2014
The Kidding Season has begun at Green Spot Farm in Southeast Kansas.
4/1/2014
Giving our grandchildren their first ever campfire was a joy.
8/5/2014
The best use for all those zucchinis taking over your garden are brownies.
9/2/2014
The masons worked hard to repair the crumbling and leaking barn walls at Wisconsin's Farm on the Hill ... could Farmer Bryan build the brooder room fast enough after they were done to have it ready for the turkey poults?
9/30/2013
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
9/11/2014
Join Farmer Bryan and Lori as they introduce their turkeys to the world outside of the brooder!
3/7/2012
It's a good thing my neighbors are great people - even the ones I haven't met yet. Thanks to them I have my horses back!
9/27/2013
Growing up with homesteaders, I never thought of myself as one until recently.
4/24/2014
Shared my delicious blueberry muffin recipe and a little about our blueberries on the farm.
4/24/2014
My mission to find a billy goat to breed our does.
5/16/2014
I worked alongside my dad to build our goat shed.
6/18/2014
The first month of hand milking my goat has not been an easy one.
12/17/2013
I finally taught myself how to make a Christmas wreath from leftover fir trimmings - with a very rambunctious 1 year old to help.
1/31/2014
Beat winter's chill with this delicious, made-from-scratch chai tea!
6/18/2014
Life and death are a daily reality on a farm. Join Farmer Bryan and Lori as they try to help a hypothermic chicken after a night of storms.
12/10/2013
They are frosty crisp white puzzles of delight. Living with the cold, but no snow. There are such beautiful sculptures in nature.
1/13/2014
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
9/24/2014
My mama's hen laid a double yolked egg. My Minnesota poultry expert friend explained how it happened.
10/16/2014
My journey into goat milk and what to do with all this milk.
2/6/2014
Trying to look good on the farm in winter.
4/15/2014
Farm on the Hill's Egg Mobile inches ever-closer to completion ... watch the progress with us!
4/1/2014
Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.
4/4/2014
People ask me how I can eat something I've raised. I'll try to explain it here.
6/13/2014
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.
7/23/2014
This blog is about handling “suprise” guests on your farm - something new to a city girl. It gives you a quick, simple and traditional recipe to have on hand for unexpected guests.
1/21/2014
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.


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