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Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Fall 2019 Issue

Photo by Pamela StokesFrom 2007 to 2014, my family owned a quilt shop in Cadillac, Michigan. Myself, my husband, Rick, and our children, Rachael and Clay, operated the place, selling quilting cottons, sewing machines, and notions, and providing machine service.We were always excited to get new ...

Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Summer 2019 Issue

Photo by Getty Images/christopherarndtCorrection: We Made a Mistake!We inadvertently published the wrong author’s name in “Sharing Perennials” (Page 58) in the Spring 2019 issue of Capper’s Farmer. The correct author is Laura Sweet. We sincerely apologize for the error. — ...

Letters to the Editor: Quilt Memories

The author's first quilt, made with a small quilt top she found in her deceased mother's belongings. Photo courtesy Janette.Learning to QuiltBy Janette, via emailMy mother quilted a lot when I was young, and my two older siblings were blessed with learning the craft from her as she ...

Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Fall 2018 Issue

Dependent On Magazine ContentKate Robertson – Kansas City, KansasRegarding "Spring Cleaning the Easy Way" by Karen Williams (Spring 2018, Pages 26-29) and "Handy House-hold Uses for Coconut Oil" by Victoria Pitcher (Spring 2018, Page 39)Kudos to the Capper's Farmer staff for putting together ...

Letters to the Editor from the Capper’s Farmer Summer 2018 Issue

Blast From the PastWhat a blast from the past I received recently when I found a copy of the Winter 2018 issue of Capper’s Farmer on our kitchen counter. I live on a farm in Ohio, and my son-in-law had purchased it. I didn’t even know it was back in publication!The new glossy version is ...

Letters to the Editor from the Spring 2018 Issue

Ode to Outdoor ClotheslinesThe tree-to-tree ones, T-bar posts, and don't forget those lines hanging from the back porches of apartments with the bent rod. And those "curtain stretchers" that used to appear in fall, just before closing the windows for winter, and again for spring cleaning, to ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2018 Issue

Yard and Garden Art AppealI enjoyed reading “Privileges on the Prairie: Living With a Privy” in the Summer 2017 issue.In 2010, we bought our retirement home, which is near my husband’s hometown. The original farmhouse that once stood on the property was replaced about 30 years ago, but ...

Letters to the Editor from the Fall 2017 Issue

Cover Illustration Evokes MemoriesThe cover illustration (Winter 2017) of the farm cookstove with the water kettle on the top sending welcome steam into the kitchen and house brings back memories for those of us who used this type of heating and cooking appliance. The coffee grinder and bag of ...

Letters to the Editor from the Summer 2017 Issue

Memory LaneI enjoyed the photographs of the old woodstoves featured in Memory Lane in the Winter issue. I’m 73 and have fond memories of the Home Comfort woodstove my mother cooked on. I still remember the warmth it provided, and the amazing smells that came from that stove.I have the ...

Letters to the Editor from the Spring 2017 Issue

Tribute to Grandmother and Her Apron I loved the article “Mom’s Apron” in the Spring 2016 issue of Capper’s Farmer. Since you asked for stories about aprons, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote in 2009 about my grandmother’s apron – observations as to what it meant to me as a young ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2017 Issue

Best Magazine Ever!I grew up with Capper’s Weekly. It was the only magazine my family took. Father said it was money, or oftentimes a hen, well spent – and Mother and all eight of us children wholeheartedly agreed. After I got married and had six children, life was busy. I never had time to ...

Letters to the Editor from the Fall 2016 Issue

Great MagazineI wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your magazine. Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, it was a great deal of fun to visit the small Oklahoma town where our farmer relatives lived. We stayed at my grandparents’ house, and they always had the Capper’s Weekly, along with a ...

Letters to the Editor from the Summer 2016 Issue

Fan of Allis-ChalmersI read with interest the article “The Truth About Old Tractors” in the Summer 2015 issue of Capper’s Farmer. Back in 1971, my husband, John, bought a Model G Allis-Chalmers (above), which he still has – and continues to keep freshly painted and repaired. We have ...

Letters to the Editor from the Spring 2016 Issue

Outstanding MagazineI was born in the early 1940s, when times were tough and people didn’t spend their hard-earned money on foolish things. This was especially true of my dad, who was notorious for saying “no” to anything that wasn’t a necessity for the family. I remember a Capper’s ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2015 Issue

Family FavoriteI really enjoy Capper’s Farmer. All through my growing-up years, Capper’s Weekly was an eagerly anticipated periodical. Often it was a contest between us three children to be first to the mailbox on the day Capper’s came. Each of us, as well as our parents, had a favorite ...

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