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Capper's Farmer Spring 2019

Want to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more.

United States
Ogden Publications, Inc.
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1 min.
capper's farmer.com

Follow us on Facebook and catch all the great recipes, DIYs, how-to and informational articles, and photographs we share, and connect with us and other Capper’s Farmer readers at www.Facebook.com/CappersFarmer. • Learn simple steps to make your garden flourish by enriching the soil, encouraging bugs, and repelling pests with pungent plants. www.CappersFarmer.com/Green-Thumb • Make good use of a ham bone with this recipe for ham and bean soup made in a slow cooker. www.CappersFarmer.com/Ham-Bean-Soup JOIN THE CONVERSATION Add warmth and color to your home with unique floor coverings made from leftover fabric scraps. www.CappersFarmer.com/Rag-Rug “My mother used to go to men’s clothing mills — more than 68 years ago — to get wool scraps, which she’d sew into ‘tubes,’ and then braid into rugs. I remember each room having them. ... They lasted forever!” —…

2 min.
rural free delivery

Learning to Quilt Janette, via email My mother quilted a lot when I was young, and my two older siblings were blessed with learning the craft from her as she participated in quilting bees with our neighbors, relatives, and friends. Some of her quilts were auctioned off at school fundraisers, and she made a quilt for each of us girls. I remember watching her so gracefully poke the needle up and down in small stitches, gathering all three layers on her roller frame. I tried it, but at 4 or 5 years old, I couldn’t quite go through all the layers. In the mid-1980s, my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and within a year, the Lord called her home. I was 6 years old. I’d always had a desire to sew, and all…

2 min.
editor’s note learning acceptance

Shortly after I’d bought my first house, I was gung-ho to tackle some homeowner projects, including a bathroom faucet needing to be replaced. That presented the perfect opportunity to test my DIY chops, so I wrangled a lesson from my dad. We began by yanking out the old faucet. As we stood at the bathroom counter, the corroded faucet in pieces at our feet, I grilled him on every possible tool and material we’d need from the hardware store. He waited patiently as I checked and double-checked each component with a tape measure. Finally, I folded up the list and stuffed it into my pocket, ready to visit the hardware store — just once. Dad knew better. DIY Lesson No. 1: “We’re going to have to go to the hardware…

3 min.
the general store

Canning Jar Set Get ready for the garden harvest with this Home Canning Set from Mortier Pilon. Whether you plan to store fermented foods, preserves, or pickles, these jars will keep everything fresh and looking good. The set comes with four pint jars, eight lids, a canning funnel, a rack to safely remove the jars from boiling water, a recipe booklet — featuring complete, step-by-step instructions — and a wax pencil for labeling the jars. The jars’ interior is made of 100 percent glass, while the outer white pieces are made of non-reactive, BPA-free plastic (and don’t come into contact with any food). MSRP: $50 The Home Canning Set (Item No. 8363), as well as additional jars and lids, and a 2-Liter Fermentation Crock, are available at www.CappersFarmer.com/Store. Vacuum Sealer Be prepared for spring’s abundant bounty…

3 min.
pages from the past

The prices and information listed in the following articles and advertisements were accurate when printed in the magazine decades ago, but are no longer current. In addition, any plans, catalogs, brochures, and other offers advertised in this department are no longer available, so please do not send money and/or a request for them. — Editors Must Let Lime Dissolve By Walter J. Daly SEVERAL years ago, John Randall, Linn County, Kansas, decided to try out lime as a means of raising legumes. He applied it and sowed sweet clover in the spring. By June, only a few scattered plants of sweet clover remained, and these did not look healthy. A soil test was made, and it was found that even though the soil had been limed, it still showed a little acidity, due to…

7 min.
sweet & tasty sourdough

More and more people are baking their own breads these days, for a few simple reasons — it’s less expensive, it’s healthier and better-tasting, it makes the house smell amazing, and it’s rewarding. It’s also not as intimidating as most people think. All you need is a little time, some patience, and some great recipes. Whether you’re a novice bread baker or an old pro, you’re sure to enjoy the following sourdough recipes from the Capper’s Farmer archives. Happy baking! QUICK SOURDOUGH STARTER Yields 1 portion. 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 F)1/2 teaspoon sugar1 package (.25 ounce) active dry yeast1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup whole-wheat flour3/4 cup water 1 In a glass measuring cup, combine water and sugar. Stir in yeast, and let proof for 5 to 15 minutes, or until 1/ 2…