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TAG : Winter 2018

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Producing Good Garden Seeds

Imagine what your garden might look like if you couldn’t go to the store for packets of seeds, or flip through a catalog filled with seeds from across the globe. Imagine the only things you could plant were whatever you managed to save last year, or what your neighbor had shared with you. ...

Sweet Recipes for Easy Desserts

Whether you’re looking for an after-supper dessert, a Sunday afternoon indulgence, or a tasty treat to take to a potluck, the following desserts are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.Not many of us can deny the sense of comfort and happiness sweet treats bring to the table, and while we ...

Old Newspaper Articles from Capper’s Farmer January 1927

Where Some Profits Go Rushing rainwater sweeping over the fields of the United States carries away 20 times as much plant food material every year as is permanently removed by crops, says H.H. Bennett, soil scientist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soil erosion takes $200 million away ...

Main Dish Recipes

After a busy day, who wants to spend a lot of time preparing supper? I know I don’t, and I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one. That’s where casseroles, bakes, and one-dish dinners come in. Luckily, here at the Capper’s Farmer office, we have thousands of recipes in our archives, so ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2018 Issue

Yard and Garden Art AppealI enjoyed reading “Privileges on the Prairie: Living With a Privy” in the Summer 2017 issue.In 2010, we bought our retirement home, which is near my husband’s hometown. The original farmhouse that once stood on the property was replaced about 30 years ago, but ...

Home Heating

I am a little ashamed to admit it, but my wife and I once lived more than a year in a house where winter energy bills were in the neighborhood of $700 per month. There were times we’d set the thermostat to 65 at night, and wake up to that same thermostat saying it was 56. We were paying out ...

Heart of the Home: DIY Garden Project

Garden Replica of Childhood FarmI had always wanted a flower and vegetable garden combined with memories of the farm where I was raised. A while back, after visiting the farm, now owned by a first cousin and his wife, my husband and I decided it would be fun to build a replica of the old red ...

Closing of General Store Was the End of an Era

I went to the grocery store yesterday, but that’s not big news. I’m no stranger to grocery stores, but on this occasion, I was transported back in time to Dave Brumfield’s general store in my hometown, in the mid-1950s. Ah, yes … the good old days. Now before any naysayers get all wound ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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