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Capper's Farmer

Capper's Farmer Summer 2018

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
Ogden Publications, Inc.
5,93 €(IVA inc.)
16,91 €(IVA inc.)
4 Números

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2 min.
editor’s note

Summer cookouts are some of my favorite memories from growing up on a farm. My family worked hard all week to earn time off on Saturday night. Where did we spend the evening? Not in a movie theater or at a restaurant, but gathered around a homemade barbecue grill with Grandma and Grandpa. Our jerry-rigged grill was as simple as Dad could build it. He’d be called an “upcycler” today, but back then he was just a frugal farmer who had an eye for useful materials no one else wanted. Besides being a great scrounger, he knew how to weld. He fashioned our grill box out of an old furnace heat exchanger that he cut in two, and then he connected the sides with angle iron and a sucker rod. He found…

2 min.
rural free delivery

Blast From the Past Judith Long – Perrysburg, Ohio What a blast from the past I received recently when I found a copy of the Winter 2018 issue of Capper’s Farmer on our kitchen counter. I live on a farm in Ohio, and my son-in-law had purchased it. I didn’t even know it was back in publication! The new glossy version is really awesome! I love that it’s been brought back to life. Thanks for making my day. The reason it brought back so many memories is because back in 1959 and 1960, I worked as a secretary to two of the editors of Capper’s Farmer magazine – field editor Eula Mae Kelly and food editor Faye Brown. Our office was located on an upper floor of a building on the corner of Eighth and…

1 min.
memory lane

1) 1950 Ford F1 truck – Tommy Stelzl, Stephens City, Virginia 2) 1957 Chevy 210 Sedan – Dustin Hokanson, Osage City, Kansas 3) 1951 Plymouth Concord – Brian Muhs, Fremont, Nebraska 4) 1956 Chevrolet Nomad – Mary Pat Coburn, West Branch, Iowa 5) 1965 Chevy C10 – Hagan and Cameron Browning, Deland, Florida 6) 1949 Cadillac Sedanette – Mary Pat Coburn, West Branch, Iowa 7) 1965 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight – Riki Albert, Battle Creek, Michigan 8) 1956 Chevy gasser-style race car – Dustin Hokanson, Osage City, Kansas 9) 1933 Ford Victoria (or Vicky) – Brian Muhs, Fremont, Nebraska 10) 1957 and 1955 Chevrolets – Mary Pat Coburn, West Branch, Iowa 11) 1964 Chevrolet El Camino – Brian Muhs, Fremont, Nebraska 12) 1937 GMC pickup – Gordon Hada, Drumright, Oklahoma 13) 1969 Dodge Charger – Hagan and Cameron Browning, Deland, Florida 14) 1937 Chevy…

4 min.
the general store

Rugged Clothing When it comes to clothes for both work and play, our top priorities are comfort, durability, and design. Carhartt always comes through, whether we’re talking about T-shirts, bib overalls, or boots. • The Workwear Pocket T-Shirt is made of at least 60 percent cotton, has a left-side chest pocket, and is tagless. Its simple design makes it perfect for work or play. • The relaxed fit jersey knit Maddock Graphic Fishing 1889 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt is a great choice for men who love to fish. It’s made of 100 percent ringspun cotton, has a left chest pocket, is tagless, has a Carhartt label sewn on the front hem, and features a fishing graphic and Carhartt logo on the back (see photo). • The Rugged Flex Rigby Bib Overall is built to move, has…

2 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 The Chemist and Cotton THE chemist is the miracle worker of this age. What has been done with cotton is enough to convince the most dubious of skeptics that this is true. Today, we use a hundred products we little dream could come from cotton fiber. Camera films, automobile lacquer, spectacle rims, umbrella handles, combs, fountain pens – all are made from cotton. The cotton fiber contains cellulose, a starch-like substance found in the solid framework of all…

4 min.
growing squash & pumpkins

There’s no question that pumpkins and squash are among most everyone's favorite vine crops. However, even the most experienced of gardeners, with the most nimble of green thumbs, can be afflicted by dropping fruit. It can be very frustrating to see all of our hard work falling off the vine to rot on the ground, before it even had a chance to grow. Following are some ways you can take preventative steps against fruit drop, along with a few tips for encouraging healthy growth of your developing fruit. Causes & Remedies While there are multiple reasons for fruit drop in squash and pumpkin plants, the four most common include lack of pollination, extreme weather, poor soil, and improper irrigation. Here are some simple steps you can take to fix the problem, no matter…