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Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide for 2016

Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide for 2016By Capper’s Farmer EditorsIf you're looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, look no further. As we've done for the past few years, the Capper’s Farmer staff has been busy testing a variety of products we thought would ...

Stages of a Homesteader

Making the decision to live off the land, become self-sufficient, get off the grid, or simply live a little bit better is monumental in the lives of those who do it and there seems to be a typical rhythm to how we all go about doing it.From the first moment our brains start formulating the ...

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 ...

Kansas Homestead Settlers Nearly Left When Faced With First Tornado

Solomon Smith and his wife, Sophia, arriving in Kansas in 1872, stopped in Salina, a 14-year-old hamlet with about 1,200 persons. The Smiths rented a little board shanty there for $20 a month.One day Solomon walked out to look at land, so different from that in his native Maryland. Returning ...

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