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Maple Syrup Memories

When we first bought our small farm in 1985, we were delighted to find a maple stand on the property. The second spring we made our first batch of maple syrup. Recently, I sat down to record my memories of those wonderful days boiling sap in our homemade evaporator.The cold hits my face as the ...

Land and Reality

Dear friends, we don't have TV or Internet at the farm, so we have become avid readers. If I have misjudged and run out of library books before the next time we go to town, there is only one thing to do, read one of Larry's choices. I don't like violence, and I'm way past watching another ...

Daily Walks

I took Jake, my Jack Russell terrier, for a walk a few days ago. On our evening walk, I had the chance to listen to a very beautiful sound, the sound of frogs. Between the first sounds of frogs and the cherry blossoms blooming, this is the best part of spring, right along with planting my ...

Life on the Ranch Midwinter

Winter has been interesting so far this year on the ranch. We went from a terrible drought to an overabundance of water. The creek is more than full. The spillway coming out of the lake is a raging torrent. The lake is high enough to overflow and fill the creek bed, which then fills the ...

Autumn Table Decor for Holidays and Everyday

Happy November to the Capper's Farmer family! For most of us, the harvest has been gathered in, and we are completing preparations for the winter that will, no doubt, be upon us before we can blink twice. Hearth and home are true focal points at this time of year as we bring the colors of fall ...

How Seasons Affected Outhouses

The traditional outhouse was usually at the end of a well-worn path leading to a hidden spot in the grove.Hollyhocks or a climbing vine secluded the little facility. If it was an elite outhouse the walls might be covered with left-over wallpaper.Occasionally a mail order catalog was laid ...

On the Garden Path: Portland Japanese Garden

“A Japanese Garden is not only a place for the cultivation of trees and flowering shrubs, but one that provides secluded leisure, rest, repose, meditation, and sentimental pleasure. … The Garden speaks to all the senses, not just to the mind alone.” – Professor Takuma Tono, designer of ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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