Photo courtesy of Getty Images/FooTToo Twenty things you ought to know about cowsCows love each other . . . at least some do.Cows babysit for each other.Cows nurse grudges.Cows invent games.Cows take umbrage.Cows can communicate with people.Cows can solve problems.Cows make friends for life.Cows have food preferences.Cows can be unpredictable.Cows can be good company.Cows can be ...
Humor And Nostalgia
Grandma Shares Memories of Farm Chores With GranddaughterStacie – York, PennsylvaniaAbout five years ago, my then-96-year-old grandmother told me many stories about growing up in a large farming family. She has since passed away, but I worked with her for a year putting her stories to paper for future generations, and would like to share some of them with you.Following are ...
Stacie &Ndash; York, Pennsylvania | Jun 7, 2018
Lori Deyoung | Apr 17, 2018
Lori Deyoung | Apr 4, 2018
Kathryn Randall | Mar 29, 2018
Capper's Farmer Editors | Mar 27, 2018
Nebraska Pioneer Cookbook(University of Nebraska Press, 1974) compiled by Kay Graber explores the dining patterns of Nebraska's pioneers. In addition to sharing recipes compiled from vintage sources, Graber narrates and interprets the evolution of pioneer food from early days on the prairie and brought to the heart of America by immigrants to the elegant meals at the turn of the ...
Kay Graber | May 22, 2018
Louis L'Amour | Oct 4, 2017
Leah | Jun 19, 2017
Martin Parmer | Oct 24, 2016
Martin Parmer | Oct 21, 2016
Fall has arrived, and another school year is beginning. I saw the bus go by this morning and it brought back memories of my daddy, Arvil Roberts.As I've said before, Daddy was born on Old Home Farm in 1920. He went to school at Bruno, which is the first agricultural school in the state, and graduated in 1938. He joined the WPA and helped to build the agri building and shop, not ...
Leah | Aug 21, 2017
Leah | Jul 7, 2017
Way off in a large field of scrubby bushes a herd of pronghorn antelope are grazing. One looks up suddenly at the sound of children playing. It's a rag tag bunch of boys with bowl cut hair and girls in pigtails. Some are very young and some are almost teenagers.There's a woman standing on the porch ringing a bell for the children to come in. Her hair is pulled back in a severe bun ...
Renee-Lucie Benoit | Mar 23, 2018
Leah | Dec 1, 2017
I love going around barefoot. It’s an issue with me. I love the feel of the earth beneath my feet but it makes my feet so very dry to the point that I had to invent a salve that helps and sometimes heals if I remember to apply it nightly. With socks. The other issue is that during this time of year we are always bringing in a Goat’s Head stickers every single ...
Renee-Lucie Benoit | Aug 10, 2019
Leah | Jul 19, 2019
The Capper's Farmer Staff | Jun 27, 2019
Leah | May 14, 2019
Crystal Bailey | Apr 1, 2019
As people settled on the Great Plains, a need for sanitary facilities arose. In order to meet this need, outhouses were constructed using lumber or bricks. Outhouses were a type of “folk architecture” and soon became commonplace.Contrary to need, some people didn't like outhouses and considered them indecent and an affront to the sensibilities of civilized ...
Dorothy Rieke | Jul 10, 2017
Have you ever noticed how certain jobs are often "passed down" through generations of a family? Even if the coming generation doesn't intend to follow, somehow they find for reasons they never expected, to be employed in the same way as the older generations of their family. My grandfather was a blacksmith, and my father became a mechanic — the next logical step from ...
Leah | Nov 9, 2017
Capper's Farmer Editors | Mar 10, 2015
In the Ozarks of my childhood, Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the cozy season. After long, hot days spent planting, cultivating, harvesting and canning, the holiday was the beginning of a winter rest.My mother used to say, “When nights begin to lengthen, cold begins to strengthen.” She looked forward to the colder days of the year, knowing there would be ...
Marie Elledge | Sep 30, 2014
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