Since there's only a small likelihood that I will ever be able to catch up to their expertise in my lifetime it seemed that I needed some mechanical assistance.
Easy recipes to create a personalized scrub.
Homemade sauerkraut is very easy to make and good for you!
We can never quite finish our loaves of homemade and artisan breads, so toasting those leftovers into croutons turns any salad into a gourmet treat.
This fermented milk drink is very easy to make and so healthy for you!
This apron is one like my grammy used to wear. It is simple and easy for a beginner, but advanced sewers like it, too, because they can finish it in two shakes of a lamb's tail!
I've learned to do so many things on the farm this year, I couldn't wait to share with everybody for Christmas. From soap to pickles, everything was homemade!
Homemade foodie gifts have always been a hit with my family over the holidays. This year, I tried something a little different - homemade hot drink mixes.
How to take the stress out of gift giving.
You can make unique hot pads for yourself or for presents with little or no cost.
Did you know that homemade marshmallows are really easy? They're also super-yummy, you can make them different flavors, and they melt like magic in your hot cocoa. Perfect for the holidays!
Inspired by a Danish friend, I give you step-by-step instructions to make authentic Danish sourdough rye bread.
Rock your homemade pizza with sauce made from fresh garden tomatoes.
Homemade ice cream is always a hit with family and friends on holidays or any other day!
There's no shortage of synthetic mosquito repellents on the market intended to keep those vampire-like pests away. But I've been successful making my own from natural ingredients.
These hamburger buns will replace your storebought ones.
I have recently undertaken the task to see if I can make everything I typically purchase from the store from scratch and have it taste as good as or better.
The author gets basic instruction from another country gal who is adept at an old timey craft called needle felting.
Follow along with Lori Havens' tutorial, and learn how to make delicious, low-sugar jam using agar agar instead of commercial pectin!
The author shares her favorite recipe for the delicious treat known as Indian Tacos.
We go into how a hobbyist can actually make her own olive oil with a modicum of patience and the right equipment.
Our writer visits a local premier olive oil producer to see if they can offer tips on making homemade olive oil.
Lori Havens brings us along as she bakes bread using fresh-ground Einkorn Wheat, an ancient grain.
We have endless varieties of cereal to choose from, some good and some not so good, but for years, I've just made my own healthy, economical granola.
Beat winter's chill with this delicious, made-from-scratch chai tea!
A goal of trying not to eat fast food fries turns into making them at home.
In times of plenty or want, a homemade gift given with love warms the heart of the recipient. This Christmas, an easy-to-make, yet unusual “gift-in-a-jar” will find its way to our family and friends.
For my inaugural blog post for Capper's Farmer, I'd like to take a few minutes to explain myself. Trust me, I need to.
Reminiscing about winter and the times when Santa would visit.
An abnormal fear of accidentally poisoning people from home canning mistakes has kept me from trying to preserve my garden and farmers' market goodies. This season, I've decided to overcome my fears and test the waters.
Growing up with homesteaders, I never thought of myself as one until recently.