fbpx
×
×

Yes, we are here!

At CAPPER'S FARMER and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-678-4883 or by email. Stay safe!

TAG : beeswax

Bayberry Christmas Candles

Christmas is always a time of excitement for me. When we were kids we got the Sears catalog a couple months before Christmas and we would immediately start poring over the toy section with great zeal. We would circle the toys we hoped for and then we would make our little lists. Sometimes ...

Gramma’s Homemade Foot Butter

I come from a long line of women plagued with the worst dry feet on the planet. My mother, grandmother and I have the type of feet that get severely cracked and sore. This happens every summer. I guess it doesn't help that all three of us have a predilection for going around barefoot in the ...

How To Thread A Needle And Knot Your Thread

These skills are very basic to hand sewing and among the first learned when beginning to sew. When a few mothers in our church asked a woman with years of sewing experience to teach our girls some beginning basics, she graciously agreed. I looked forward to learning from her as well. Sure ...

Old Recipe for Salve

This recipe for salve has been in our family for at least 85 years."Melt together one-half pound lard, one-fourth pound rosin, one-fourth pound beeswax and one ounce gum of camphor. After it is taken from the stove, add a little turpentine when almost cold."Mrs. F.W. Parrish Santa Monica, ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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