An easy way to find out what kind of soil you have.
If you have chickens or buy fresh eggs from your local farmer, you know how tricky it can be to peel hard boiled eggs that are fresh. I learned a trick that works every time just in time for Easter.
Essential oils can provide a safe and effective way to promote wellness. Using essential oils on the homestead is an additional way to provide purity and to eliminate chemicals from invading our bodies and environment.
This handy dandy little concoction is great for soothing cracked dry summer feet and a host of other problems.
Acid-loving plants, using coffee grounds in the garden, and the great coffee grounds pH debate.
My soap journey has given me new knowledge of essential oils, an important part of staying healthy.
My comparison of the Cornish Cross and Pioneer meat chicken breeds.
An introduction of my family and life to Capper's Farmer readers.
Finding ways to live in our world responsibly can bring us satisfaction and happiness.
While winter weather can beat up our skin, so can the synthetic ingredients in many skin care products. But I've found effective and economical alternatives right in my own kitchen.
The basis for success in your garden is right at your feet!
It is easy and gratifying to make hash browns in small or large amounts for the present or future.
A natural alternative for drawing out toxins and boosting your immune system during cough and cold season.
If you like the handiness of precooked bacon, you can learn to precook it yourself and enjoy better flavor.
In reading books of yesteryear, when a young girl was about to marry, her mother purchased yards and yards of material and sewed for days making all the linens she would need for her bed, kitchen and table. Sometimes these would already have been made and waiting in her hope chest.
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.
What are we really eating? Let's take a look into the oil that we cook with.
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.
We go into how a hobbyist can actually make her own olive oil with a modicum of patience and the right equipment.
People ask me how I can eat something I've raised. I'll try to explain it here.
Our writer visits a local premier olive oil producer to see if they can offer tips on making homemade olive oil.
When I couldn't find the right sized tablecloth just a day before having 12 people over for a ministry meeting and lunch, I had to figure out how to make one with materials I keep on hand. Because the nearest department store is an hour away, buying one wasn't an option.
We overcame rocky soil and built a decorative fence.
Watching the effects of the drought saddened us.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
Dealing with bugs, snakes and oil.
What happened to the crafts of the past?

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