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Capper's Farmer

Capper's Farmer Summer 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.

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Ogden Publications, Inc.
Periodicitat:
Interrupted
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2 min.
making it fit

Next to the garden, the sewing room is one of my favorite places to work. I love being surrounded by colorful fabrics saved up for quilts, pillows, and, lately, dresses. When I was young, everyone made their own clothes because store-bought garments were expensive. Homemade wasn’t just acceptable, it was groovy. I was proud to wear a hand-smocked peasant blouse. Back in the 1930s, my mother’s family was too poor to buy dress patterns or fabric. With her sisters, she designed and sewed clothing from printed cotton feed sacks. And my mother-in-law, who grew up on a Nebraska farm, remembers seeing the local seamstress in a beautifully fitted dress made entirely of a feed sack, which she knew because she had that same feed sack at home! This inventiveness didn’t last. Sometime in…

2 min.
rural free delivery

Correction: We Made a Mistake! We inadvertently published the wrong author’s name in “Sharing Perennials” (Page 58) in the Spring 2019 issue of Capper’s Farmer. The correct author is Laura Sweet. We sincerely apologize for the error. — Editors Living Off the Land Benjamin Edwards — The Plains, Ohio I’m 91, and when I was growing up, we did things the “old way” in terms of farming and food preservation. My father was born in 1899, and my mother in 1901. They both grew up in the Appalachian region, and they shared accounts of living off the land in a time when more people grew their own food and butchered their own livestock. Foods were either canned, fermented, dried, or cured. Ham and bacon were well-salted and often smoked with hardwood, which meant they’d keep…

1 min.
memory lane

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 . • Incorporate this low-maintenance plant into your landscape, and you’ll reap sweet rewards. www.CappersFarmer.com/Elderberries • Whether you’re in the bushes or up a tree, this easy-to-make smock will keep your tools handy, your plants secure, and your arms free for harvesting. www.CappersFarmer.com/Foraging-Apron JOIN THE CONVERSATION Could your family handle having only one car? www.CappersFarmer.com/ One-Car-Family “It really depends on if your life is set up to do it. Living close to work or close to reliable public transportation is essential; we intentionally chose a walkable neighborhood.” — Mary B. Trautwein, via Facebook Find and share recipes, DIY projects, and more at www.Pinterest.com/ CappersFarmer. Visit www.CappersFarmer.com/Blogs to…

8 min.
the general store

Foam Floor Mats Designed to look like area rugs, Comfort Design Mats are made with half-inch-thick, cushiony-soft, nontoxic foam for visual appeal, comfort, and durability. They’re waterproof and easy to clean, which makes them great for letting kids and pets play on, for doing yoga, or simply for use as a beautiful rug. They’re available in various colors and patterns, and unlike rugs, they don’t shed and they don’t accumulate stains; simply wipe them clean with a wet rag. The mats measure 6 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet, and are made with high-quality materials so they’ll last a long time. Available at www.ComfortDesignMats.com MSRP: $150 This mat works great inside the back door to catch the mud and dirt the dogs and humans track in; just wipe it off, and it looks good…

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. Fall Sown Pig Pasture By John J. Avenue REUBEN JACKSON, from Harrison County, Iowa, uses fall rye so he will have the earliest pasture in spring for hogs. For justification, he points to his success last spring with 76 pigs from 10 sows that ranged over a 1-acre rye patch. “Rye is a fine spring pasture,” said Jackson. “It is ready to graze by April 1. If you don’t pasture it too heavily and too long, it will seed itself back,…