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TAG : Summer 2020

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Summers at Mini and Papa’s Virginia Farm

Memory is a funny thing. We can forget what we did last weekend, but we can remember with sparkling clarity a conversation from 40 years ago. Some events, and some places, just seem to have a grip on us, rooted in our minds forever. That’s what my grandparents’ farm in rural Virginia is ...

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Summer 2020 Letters to the Editor

Scent Memories Cheryl Wipperman Marshall, Minnesota I enjoyed reading Rebecca Martin's "Scent of the Cellar" (Editor's Note) in the Fall 2019 issue of Capper's Farmer, and it inspired me to share the memory of my favorite scent. Lilacs bring back wonderful memories of spending every June ...

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Finding the Good in Challenging Times

As I write this letter, many of us at Ogden Publications are working from home, in an effort to keep us, as well as those who have to be in the office, safe and healthy. Hopefully as you’re reading this, things have settled down and are well on the way to getting better. Right now, though, I ...

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Bacon and Broccoli Salad Recipe

NOTE: If you want to add a little more sweet and salty flavor to this salad, add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries to the broccoli and onion, and then stir in 1/4 cup of sunflower kernels before serving.

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Upcycled Chair Planter

I spotted a chair at a garage sale. It was in good condition, but it needed a new coat of paint. I bought it, with no intention of using it as a chair for sitting, but rather as a new planter for my garden. Tools & Materials Measuring tape Handsaw Hammer Drill Jigsaw ...

Fabric-Covered Terra Cotta Pots

Fabric-Covered Pots

Dress up plain terra cotta pots by covering them with fabric, using a specially formulated decoupage glue for the outdoors, in which the glue will seal it and make it weatherproof. This project is perfect for using up fabric scraps, and the pots make great gifts for anyone who loves ...

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Summer Quiche Recipe

Shaye Elliott is the founder of the blog The Elliott Homestead. She and her husband are developing a farm in the Pacific Northwest. This is excerpted with permission from her book, Seasons at the Farm (Lyons Press). Find Shaye Elliott's other book Welcome to the Farm in our Capper's ...

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Pretty Embroidered Patches

Popular in the early 20th century, patches later fell by the wayside. However, they’re back in style now. This means that by patching your worn clothes, not only can you get more wear out of them, but if you embellish those patches with embroidery, you can be fashionable at the same ...

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Reclaimed Barn Quilt

If you drive along country roads in some parts of the United States, you may see big painted wooden quilt squares hanging on old barns. This smaller barnwood quilt is inspired by those old wood quilts. This quilt square gets its beauty from using a combination of reclaimed wood with different ...

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Peaceful Porches

In the 1930s, social events for children were almost unheard of. However, I once attended a tea party hosted by my two best friends, held in the long, narrow, enclosed porch of their grandmother’s house. The porch, built on the east side of the house, was pleasant and quaint, with a wicker ...

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