Using Your Material Stash to Make Hot Pads

If you sew a lot or did in the past, you probably have all kinds of left-over material stashed somewhere. I was excited to find a use for part of mine, making fast and super easy hot pads for Christmas gifts.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

When ready to make tortillas, heat cast iron griddle or pan to medium/medium-high heat.

A Homemade Tortilla Press

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.

Homemade Croutons Save Bread Waste

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.

How to Make a Simple Apron Without a Pattern

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!

Christmas Gifts From the Farm

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!

DIY Drink Gifts

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.

Marshmallows For Your Cocoa

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!

Pizza Time

Rock your homemade pizza with sauce made from fresh garden tomatoes.

Mosquitoes Be Gone

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.

Homemade Applesauce

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.

Needle Felting Is a Great Craft

The author gets basic instruction from another country gal who is adept at an old timey craft called needle felting.

Backyard Olive Oil: Part Two

We go into how a hobbyist can actually make her own olive oil with a modicum of patience and the right equipment.

Homemade Olive Oil: Part One

Our writer visits a local premier olive oil producer to see if they can offer tips on making homemade olive oil.

Trying an Ancient Wheat

Lori Havens brings us along as she bakes bread using fresh-ground Einkorn Wheat, an ancient grain.

Grab Some Granola

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.

Homemade Fries

A goal of trying not to eat fast food fries turns into making them at home.

Homemade Christmas Gifts From the Farm

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.

The Method to My Madness

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.

Santa's Visit

Reminiscing about winter and the times when Santa would visit.

Taking the Plunge into Water Bath Canning

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.