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TAG : Summer 2015

Give the Gift of Mother’s Day Flowers

This Mother’s Day, instead of spending money on pricey flower bouquets, spend a little quiet time in the craft room and surprise Mom with hand-picked flowers beautifully arranged in a container you already have on hand. Baskets of all shapes and sizes, old wooden boxes, and vases and jars ...

DIY Jean Apron

Of all the things you can do with an old pair of jeans, recycling them into a cute apron is perhaps the most perfect application. By design, the denim is rugged and durable — perfect for protecting your clothes while out in the garden or cooking on the grill. The fabric will hold up to ...

Tribute to a Former Capper’s Farmer Editor in the Good Old Days

We were recently contacted by Dorothy Miller, currently of Cincinnati, who just discovered that Capper’s Farmer is again being published. She was excited to hear it — and with good reason. Dorothy, now 92, spent two years in Topeka, Kansas, as the Associate Home Editor for Capper’s Farmer ...

Hit the Road and Head to Brenham, Texas

Summer is the time to hit the open road and go exploring … with or without the family. No need to book a flight! Lots of fun and culture awaits in all the nooks and crannies of our country – and if you’re into small towns and country experiences, the vacation won’t necessarily cost you ...

Letters to the Editor From Our Readers, Summer 2015

Where Are the Cranberries?Love the Capper’s Farmer magazine! Just a note, though: In the Winter 2014 issue, the Cranberry Bran Loaf recipe calls for cranberries rinsed and drained, then set aside. I followed the recipe, but couldn’t find when to add the cranberries. When was I supposed to ...

Keeping Homestead Dairy Cows

With all the hype surrounding food safety and the hassles associated with obtaining unadulterated dairy products, it might be time to take matters into your own hands — with a little help from a dairy cow. Whether you’re tired of worrying about herbicides, pesticides and bovine growth ...

Myths: Fact or Fiction

Adages: Are They Fact or Fiction?Through the years, I’ve learned that not all old wives’ tales are nonsense — or not entirely nonsense anyway. Take chicken soup, for example. My mom made the most wonderful chicken soup. She would use old hens we had butchered and frozen, and simmer them ...

Unusual Natural Home Remedies

Unusual Natural Home RemediesI was born just at the fringe of what I’ll call old wives’ tales in the healing arts. With medicine not nearly as advanced as it is today, people in the olden days relied on healers who offered natural home remedies to cure what ailed them.I had forgotten many ...