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TAG : Spring 2018

The Delightful Dill Plant

Dill is delightful, versatile, aromatic, and delicious. In the past, it was primarily used for preserving dill pickles. However, dill is an herb that has grown in popularity in recent years, and is now not just used in canning, but also in main dishes, salads, and sides.For home gardeners, more ...

Shrubs for Difficult Garden Soil

The homeowner with a yard that consists of fertile, well-drained, loamy soil has the pick of almost any plant available on the market. Although this ideal soil type exists in prairie states like Iowa and Kansas, the majority of homeowners enjoy less than ideal soil structure and pH. Highly ...

Simple Sandwich Recipes

Even those of us who love to cook have days when we just don't feel like it, or we simply don't have a lot of time. Here are some "sandwich" recipes, including a flatbread wrap, fajitas, and a pita pocket, that can help you out in a pinch. They're also perfect for when you want a light ...

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Spring Cleaning the Easy Way

This time of year, if you're like me, as soon as you see and feel the first warm rays of sunshine, the urge to clean the house, top to bottom, hits. You want to make everything fresh and clean again. You want to open all the windows and let the stale winter air out, exchanging it for clean, ...

Heart of the Home: Telephone Party Lines

We asked readers to send in stories about old telephones and telephone party lines. Here are a couple of favorite stories we received.• Family Shared Party Line with Disrespectful Teenager• Party Line Telephone Rang Entirely Too Much

Raising Chickens is Fulfilling

I remember clearly the first time I heard Harvey Ussery and Pat Foreman speak. It was at the inaugural MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Pennsylvania, and what struck me most was to what degree they had command of the subject: chickens.We receive queries for topics related to chickens all the time. ...

Mom’s Diner

The screen door rapidly closed behind me with a loud SLAM! From the kitchen, I would hear my mom holler, "Don't slam the screen door!" After entering the dining room, I always gave a weak, "I'm sorry," followed by, "Mom, what's for supper?"It was as though we boys expected Mom to run some type ...

Old Newspaper Articles from Capper’s Farmer May 1927

Harvesting Sweet Clover SeedSweet clover seed shatters so easily that binders waste it, rain beats it out after it is in the shock, and handling at threshing time adds to the loss.In Pottawattamie County, Iowa, old grain binders are being rebuilt as sweet clover seed gatherers. Mervin Martin ...