TAG : Summer 2020


Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

NOTE: If preferred, this can also be prepared in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer's instructions. You can also create different flavors with the addition of chocolate syrup or chunks, fruit, or candy pieces.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...