Trip to the Fair

I love fairs, and it's never too early for you to start loving them, too.

The Trick to Peeling Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

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.

Chickens Are Easy Owl Prey

The soft, gentle hooting of an owl is nice to listen to, if you're not a chicken. Don't let those owls fool you. Chickens are easy owl prey!

Plum Tired

A family leaves a fast-paced life behind to slow things down on a small farm.

Nice To Meet Ya!

An introduction of my family and life to Capper's Farmer readers.

Moving to the Other Side of the Rainbow

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.

Snake Proofing the Coop

No snakes allowed! Ways to keep snakes (and other pests) out of your chicken coop.

Life and Death on the Farm

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.

Quiet Time

A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.

Pastured Eggs

Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Hobby Farmer

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.

Miss Houdinis Close Call

There is always tension between so-called "civilization" and "where the wild things are" as Maurice Sendak said. Rural living on the edges of wilderness teaches us that we can live in that tension but it's not always easy.

Building Rome on the Range

They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.

A 1924 Guide to Perfect Poultry

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.

Why Move to the Country

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.

Chicken Run

My carefully planned new shipment of chicks came in today . . .and brought an extra adventure with it!