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TAG : Tools

Too Much Is Enough

I touched on this topic when I wrote about my advice for getting into your first country home. Now I want to go deeper: back-up supplies and systems. I’m simply going to share with you what we’ve done, and maybe it will give you some ideas about how to run your little homestead so it ...

Gift Guide: Tools & More

Gift Guide: Tools & MoreHere are some practical gift ideas for those who enjoy DIY projects, raising chickens or bees, and simply living the rural lifestyle.By Capper’s Farmer EditorsAngle GrinderIf you have a loved one who uses an angle grinder frequently, the corded 5-Inch/6-Inch ...

Second Hand Bargain Shopping

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures (Practical Guide Series) (University of North Texas Press, 2012), by Georgia Kemp Caraway, encourages readers to take care of their antiques and collectibles. Georgia Kemp Caraway shares ways to clean antiques ...

Horsepower on Small Farms

Even while bigger and better technology seems to be overtaking every aspect of our world, there are those fighting for new, simple methods to maintain old traditions. Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century (Chelsea Green Publishing 2015), by Stephen Leslie, is the collaborative effort of ...

Rummage Sale Bargains

We all love a good rummage sale, right? There's nothing like other people's discards to get us excited and chomping at the bit? Remember "open, open, open"? The thrill of finding a treasure at next to nothing, well, there's hardly anything that compares to it. If you're like me, the answer to ...

Making Candles

Making candles can be a cinch with this illustrated guide excerpted from Farm Anatomy(Storey Publishing, 2011) by Julia Rothman. Follow each step with accompanying images in the Image Gallery[link], and make candles in no time.1. Use double the length of wick for the size candle you want to ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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