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Potato Planter Bags

Potatoes don’t grow like other garden plants. Seed potatoes are planted in fairly shallow soil, then more soil is added as the plant grows up. The potatoes grow off the roots and stem of the plant, under the dirt. Because of their weird growth style, people will often plant them in buckets or ...

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Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

For more recipes, see Easter Dinner. Traci Smith is a Capper's Farmer editor. She enjoys cooking and baking, crafting, and just hanging out with her Labrador Retrievers, Boone and Ellie.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

The American Thanksgiving celebration is around the corner and everyone is looking forward to this special meal. Thanksgiving is a very meaningful holiday for me as I give thanks for my harvest, my friends and my family. Being able to celebrate on the farm with a full table and a full heart is ...

A Blarney Blog

Dear friends,A couple years ago, we took a wonderful trip to Ireland, and of course, we needed to kiss the Blarney Stone like everyone else even though it is a ridiculous moneymaking tradition. The grounds were beautiful, and we enjoyed our walk to the castle. Like others we’ve toured, it ...

May Day

When I was a kid, we made the most of May Day. We would take a waxed Dixie cup, add a pipe cleaner as a handle, and then fill it with lilacs and spirea blossoms. These May baskets would be delivered to grandmothers and the babysitter. It was great to ring the doorbell and run! When the lilacs ...

Spring Update

It is interesting how time becomes warped as winter just goes on and on .... It is amazing to enjoy the first warmer days of spring. Everything is waking up.One of the projects I have been working on is reclaiming the greenhouse. Pat and I built this greenhouse for Dad about 10 years ago. It ...

Homemade Fries

I love french fries. Salty, crispy and yummy with some ketchup on the side! In my effort to eat healthier and do more cooking from scratch, I decided to try something this year. I have said that I don't want to eat from a specific fast food chain with my favorite salty, crispy fries. My ...

PIGS – POTATOES – PROBLEMS

My hubby was getting some bulk potatoes and asked the owner if he happened to have a truck load we could buy. When he found out we were selling 4 H piglets he said, "Here, take these as a thanks for encouraging our youngsters to do agricultural activities." We told him thanks so much and ran ...

Grilling Takes the Stress Out of Summer Entertaining

This time of year is about celebrating fresh, simple, flavorful food with friends and family. The trick is to spend less time in the kitchen so you have more time to enjoy the great outdoors. Planning and preparing for such occasions will ensure that you aren’t tied to your kitchen ? and will ...

Grilled Yellow Potato Planks Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Perfect Grilled PotatoesGrilled Yellow Potato Planks3 tablespoons olive oil1 clove garlic, minced2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 pounds (about 4 medium) unpeeled yellow potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slicesPreheat grill. Combine oil, ...

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