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TAG : Summer 2016

Gardening With a Raised Bed

Raised beds allow gardeners to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. In addition, they also make gardening more comfortable, because raised beds mean less bending and kneeling.Whether you decide to purchase a kit or build your own, there are a few things to consider when ...

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 ...

Memorable Fishing Trips

Several years ago, there was a department called Reverie in our sister publication, GRIT. It was a one-page regular feature that showcased a photograph and a quotation. One of my favorite Reverie packages featured this quote: “The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent ...

Grilling With Fresh Herbs

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by firing up the grill for fresh garden veggies paired with favorite meats. Take it one step further with the addition of fresh herbs, and your foods are sure to be even more delicious and flavorful. Another great thing about grilling is that you ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

Get step-by-step instructions, DIY projects, upcycling tutorials, and more!