Around the House
Around the House
By Capper’s Farmer Editors
Here’s a variety of miscellaneous items that would make great gifts. All are practical products that anyone would appreciate and find useful.
Aluminum 3D Flashlight
The Aluminum 3D Flashlight from DEWALT features 136 Lumens of bright white light, a shatter-resistant lens, and is water resistant for increased durability. It runs on three D batteries, and has been rated for a 2 meter drop test, making it jobsite tough.
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Solid, heavy-duty flashlight. Nice and bright. Perfect for the house, the shop, and in the glove box of all your vehicles.
There’s nothing better than the delightful smell of a candle, especially one that has no artificial colors and no lead in the wicks. When you purchase Milkhouse Candles, that’s exactly what you get. These candles are made with a simple blend of pure beeswax and natural soy from soybeans grown in the upper Midwest. The candles are available in a variety of sizes, jar styles, and fragrances.
Where to buy: Milkhouse Candles; select retailers
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Smells wonderful. Burns clean, with no black soot on tops of jars and no black smoke. The whole candle burns, not just the wax in the center. So many scents to choose from. Jars look nice in any room of the house.
Cordless Stick Vacuum
The 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vacuum from Black & Decker ensures quicker, easier cleaning. This self-standing floor vacuum converts to a hand vacuum for carpet-to-curtains home cleaning. In addition, a special sensing system displays the battery and filter status while the vacuum is working, and the same system automatically adjusts suction to the surface.
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Simple to use. Convenient. Lightweight and powerful. Battery holds a good charge. Hand vacuum lifts out easily and has lots of suction.
For a gift that’s old-fashioned and refreshing, give loved ones handcrafted herbal soaps from Miss Jenny’s Soap. They offer a wide variety of naturally scented and unscented soaps, specially formulated to be gentle on the skin, long lasting, and produce lots of bubbles. The soaps are crafted with 100-percent all-natural ingredients, scented with the finest essential oils, colored with fresh herbs and botanicals, and contain no dyes, no artificial ingredients, no toxic chemicals, and no preservatives.
Where to buy: Miss Jenny’s Soap
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Refreshing smell. Great lather and bubbles. Leaves skin feeling clean and soft. Love that they’re made with all-natural ingredients.
Outdoor LED Floodlight
Give loved ones a sense of security with the Remote-Controlled Outdoor LED Floodlight from Lee Valley. This outdoor light offers two options for wireless operation – a motion sensor or the included remote control. The sensor detects motion up to 30 feet away and keeps the light on until no further movement is detected for 30 seconds. The LEDs can be set to 60, 90, or 140 lumens, and run on three D batteries. The floodlight is rated for all-season exposure, and has a tough, weatherproof housing made of impact-resistant plastic. The screw-mount base allows the light to be tilted and rotated as needed.
Where to buy: Lee Valley
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Bright floodlight. Easy to install, without an electrician. Optional remote control is a nice feature. Sturdy. Made to withstand all sorts of weather conditions.
Toys for the Kids
Strong and sturdy, John Deere toys are built tough, so they can be passed down from child to child.
Little ones are sure to be thrilled with the Johnny Tractor BumblerFriends Wiggler or the Corey Combine BumblerFriends Wiggler. Each plush vehicle features detailed stitching and graphics, a wiggling “bumble” action, and fun farm music. For kids 18 months and older.
Get the kids looking forward to summer and sand with the 15-Inch Big Scoop Dump Truck With Sand Tools. This four-piece sandbox set includes a 15-inch dump truck with tilting dump bed, a scoop with a sifter, a hand tiller, and a tractor wheel-pattern roller. For kids ages 3 and up.
Get the tykes involved in the excitement of farming early in life with the Fun on the Farm Playset. The 20-piece set features four John Deere vehicles with three wagons, two farmers, four farm animals, three accessories, and a four-piece easy-to-assemble fence. For kids 1 year and older.
Let the youngsters take the action off-road with the Battery-Operated Gator, which is a single-seat riding vehicle that runs on a 6-volt battery. The Gator is equipped with two removable water bazookas, working headlights, engine and horn sounds, has a forward and reverse, and goes 2.5 mph. This rugged vehicle is ready for adventure. For kids ages 3 and up, with a weight limit of 75 pounds.
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Well-built, sturdy toys. Great for preschool-age children. Dump truck and playset let kids be creative and entertain themselves. Gator provides hours of fun. Wigglers are soft and adorable, with fun music.
Steak Fajitas Recipe
The steak for these fajitas can be marinated overnight and cooked the next day, making a quick supper. Serve them with beans and rice to round out the meal
White Chicken Chili Recipe
This chicken chili, made in a slow cooker, calls for cream cheese and half-and-half for delightful creaminess, and is guaranteed to warm the body and soul.
Turkey Meatballs Recipe
These meatballs, made with ground turkey, are cooked and then simmered in a cream sauce. Serve them over pasta, alongside green beans and garlic bread.