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Planting and Establishing Shrubs and Trees

Home Gardener’s Trees and Shrubs(Fox Chapel Publishing, 2016) by David Squire is an essential guide to selecting, planting and maintaining trees and shrubs in your outdoor space. Squire’s guide includes a comprehensive plant directory to help you choose the best species for your area, as ...

Raised Garden Bed Materials

Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens(Fox Chapel Publishing, 2016) by A&G Bridgewater is an essential guide to creating low-maintenance gardens without hours of digging and weeding. Great for beginner or experienced gardeners looking for an easy, no-nonsense gardening method to fit a ...

How to Build a Wooden Picnic Table

In Garden Projects: 25 Easy-to-Build Wood Structures and Ornaments (The Countryman Press, 2015), Roger Marshall provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of simple DIY additions to any outdoor space. Use these project ideas to add a practical, aesthetic element to your ...

That Library Inside You

Dear friends, In my last post, “That Person Inside You,” I received several comments from people identifying with the matter of aging. Some were experiencing it, and some had parents who were. It was interesting to share our heartfelt concerns and emotions, and I decided to post a few more ...

Old Dog Meets Nebraska Dave

Dear friends,Here is an unusual post! We bloggers try to encourage one another, and about a year ago, I discovered that Nebraska Dave and I live in the same city. He is a blogger for Capper's Farmer's sister magazine, GRIT, and we finally managed to become acquainted over lunch this week.Dave ...

Letters to the Editor From Our Readers, Summer 2015

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 ...

Letters to the Editor From Our Readers, Winter 2014

A Fair TradeSometime in the late 1920s, my grandparents lived near Osceola, Iowa. One day, a salesman for Capper’s Weekly stopped by their home selling subscriptions. The cost back then was $1 for a year’s subscription. Money was very tight at that time, and Grandpa said he did not have an ...

Letters to the Editor From Our Readers, Spring 2014

Good Reading in KuwaitJust wanted to let you know that I sent the premier issue of Capper’s Farmer to my deployed husband for him to read first. Capper’s Farmer in Kuwait! He has both read it and shared it with his troops. Now Im waiting for him to send it back to me so I can finally read ...

The End Of Our First Summer

Dear reader, For those of you who have followed our first summer on our little hobby farm, I’m wondering if you are thinking it was all work and no play with all the junk, weeds, and thistles. It is almost true, but ... some of our family visited and helped us now and then, and our oldest ...

Community Garden Tips for Suburban Gardening

Master Gardener Chris McLaughln lends her expertise to beginners and experts alike in (Alpha Books, 2013). This invaluable tome shows readers that nearly any space in their home — no matter how small or out of the way — can be turned into a green oasis. In this selection from the first ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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