Letters to the Editor From Our Readers

Reader writes to our Capper’s Farmer editors about how much they love their rural postal carrier.

| Summer 2015

Loaf of Cranberry Bran Bread

Bake this delicious cranberry bread for the holidays.

Photo by Brent Hofacker

Where Are the Cranberries?

Love the Capper’s Farmer magazine! Just a note, though: In the Winter 2014 issue, the Cranberry Bran Loaf recipe calls for cranberries rinsed and drained, then set aside. I followed the recipe, but couldn’t find when to add the cranberries. When was I supposed to add them?

via email

Right you are, Bonnie. The cranberries are meant to be added in Step 4, after beating the mixture and before pouring into the prepared pan. Sorry for the confusion! Editors

Thankful for Our Postal People

One of our greatest blessings in moving to the country has been our rural carrier, Liz. Early on, I offered to furnish her with fresh eggs anytime she wished. I told her if she would leave an empty carton in the mailbox, I would be sure it was full for her pick-up the next day. Imagine my surprise when one day I opened the box to retrieve the mail and there was a fresh-baked loaf of bread!

On another occasion, when Liz was dropping off a package, my husband mentioned he was suffering miserably with hay fever. The next day, a jar of honey from her hive was in the box, along with instructions. We are interested in keeping bees, and now she is helping us set up our first hive.

When stray dogs wander onto the property, all we have to do is mention it to Liz, and she can tell us where they’ve wandered from, so we can get them back home. I pray the day never comes that the rural carrier is obsolete.

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