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!
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 century-old seed packet offers some interesting insight into an earlier era of farming in the Midwest.
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.
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
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!
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
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.
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
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.
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.
The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.
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.
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.
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
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.
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.