Land

A personal essay about owning land.

Farm Trucks

About old trucks used by farmers.

Chocolate Beet Cake

No one will ever suspect that this cake has a "secret ingredient"!

Combines

A short story about combines.

Can You Make Money From A Homestead?

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.

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.

Fall: When Hope Turns To Thanks

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.

Pastured Eggs

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

Time to Put the Peas In

We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!

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.

Gardeners Start Your Engines

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!

The GreenBarn

When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.

Happy to Be Here

Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.

Pumpkin Pizza

The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop

Putting the Garden to Bed

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.

Onion Stringing

A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.

Farm Machinery: Then and Now

A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.

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.

Foggy Morning Dreams

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.

Summer Dreams

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.

Starting Off Small

I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.

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.