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Fresh Canned Tomatoes

About every other evening these days, my wife, Gwen, heads to the garden – while I’m training our puppy, mowing the yard, or working on another project – and brings 10 to 15 fresh heirloom tomatoes back to the kitchen. We’re in that golden window of tomato production when I’d be ...

A Simple Guide to Fresh Fruit at Home

There’s no end to the benefits of planting fruit around your house: you have unlimited access to a fresh supply of produce; a bountiful landscape in your own yard and neighborhood; and an ecosystem ready for pollinating bees and delightful songbirds to visit. The Home Orchard Handbook (Quarry ...

Double Yolks Explained

How do double yolks happen? My mama’s hen, named Bobby Lou, laid a huge egg recently and set me to wondering how she did that. So, I contacted my blog friend, Lara, who works for Minnesota Poultry. She knows all sorts of cool things about turkeys and chickens. I love getting together with ...

Farro Salad Recipe With Fresh Watermelon and Summer Peas

Pick Fresh Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2013) offers readers all they need to choose the best produce from any season, whether they shop at the farmer’s market or their local big store. This Farro Salad Recipe, excerpted from "Fruits," brings together the fresh tastes of watermelon and summer peas ...

Past, Present and Future Homesteader

I had never really thought of myself as a homesteader. That term had always been used for my great-grandparents, my grandparents and my uncle. They moved from one area and into a new part of the country where they homesteaded. They all made their homes near one another and lived there for the ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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