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Starting a Home-Based Business

The homesteading life is centered around the home: producing things at home, finding entertainment at home, living off the land. With life being centered on the home and farm, we’re reluctant to be employed away from it. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to expand your skills into some kind ...

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmer’s Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find — and share — advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen. The Best of the Farmer’s Wife Cookbook (Voyageur Press, 2010) ...

The Grandmother of Cooking Contests–The Pillsbury Bake-off

There was a time when the Pillsbury Bake-Off was a REALLY Big Deal; before television was taken over by reality shows and food challenges. Everyone, even noncooks watched the Bake-off.  Like the swallows in Capistrano or the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., the Bake-off returned year ...

The Hobby: Food

Can Food Be a Hobby?Hobby:   A pastime, diversion, leisure pursuit, or something you do for relaxation.  Now I don’t know about you but when my family was growing food was not a hobby, it was a necessity.  Breakfast might be cereal or toaster something before the kids ran for the bus.  ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

Get step-by-step instructions, DIY projects, upcycling tutorials, and more!