A personal essay about owning land.
About old trucks used by farmers.
The start of my fascination with antique tractors.
No one will ever suspect that this cake has a "secret ingredient"!
A short story about combines.
You might find food sources lurking in surprising places!
Most of us are knee deep in tomatoes right now. Here's a way to use them up!
Are you building your homestead and following a dream? Do you wonder if you can make money from a homestead? I have some tips to help you answer that question.
You never know where life is going to take you, so it’s a good idea to be ready for anything. My family once had a different life, but circumstances changed, there was a period of flux, then we came out better than ever.
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.
Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
Discover how you can get involved in animal-assisted therapy programs.
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.
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!
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop
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.
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
A century-old seed packet offers some interesting insight into an earlier era of farming in the Midwest.
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.
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?!
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.
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.
The story of how we got here and who we are.