Capper’s Farmer, Spring 2013
Celebrate spring with your own copy of Capper’s Farmer Spring 2013. This special spring edition is filled with gardening advice, fresh recipes, craft ideas and animal care tips. You can get your copy today by calling 800-678-4883 or ordering online. Don't forget to check out the first edition of this publication, Capper's Farmer Holiday Special, Winter 2012.
Our View: Trees for Tomorrow
Better Safe Than Sorry
Ways to embrace winter from a couple who relocated to the North Country.
Cold Weather Vehicle Care & Driving Tips
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Before expensive, nonrenewable fuels were readily available, our ancestors used wood-burning stoves to heat their homes.
Sow Your Own
Learn how to start garden plants from seed in order to grow the most interesting, vibrant varieties in your garden.
Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
Before the snow melts, get a jump on spring gardening with this checklist.
You can use your woodstove for more than just heating your home. When it’s snowing outside, get (slow) cooking with these tips and recipes.
Absolutely nothing can compare to a hot bowl of homemade soup on a chilly evening — healthwise, and comfortwise.
A Bit of History in Every Bite
Soup is one of the earliest documented prepared foods, dating back 5,000 years.
A Bittersweet Love Affair
Chocolate is the ultimate feel-better food.
Warm Up With Hot Herbal Drinks
Herb-enhanced, hot beverages take only minutes to make, but these warm drinks can keep you toasty for hours.
Gathering Recipes From Social Cookbooks
Polished versions of boxes of ‘receipts,’ these cookbooks put the past on the table.
Give in to your cravings for delicious and hearty meat-filled pies.
Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day
March 17th arrives while winter’s chill is still upon us. Prepare a hearty Irish-American specialty dish — from corned beef to fish and chips — on the one day when everyone is a little green.
Corned Beef Hash
Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Shepherd’s Pie
The Day After Easter
Try a few recipes for using leftover hard-boiled, dyed eggs.
Crafts and DIY
Mending and recycling let you give new life to old clothes the old-fashioned way.
Make This: Recycled Sweater Blanket
Don’t let a holey sweater get you down. Snuggle up with a warm, do-it-yourself woolen sweater throw.
Be Mine With Handmade Valentine Cards
Add a personal touch and heartfelt meaning with homemade cards for the ones you love.
Make This: Knit a Snug Rug
This thick, soft rug is crafted from old wool sweaters.
Crochet a Triangle Shawl
Learn to crochet an old-fashioned shawl, perfect for those chilly mornings or evenings.
How to Color Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes
Color Easter eggs using beets, onion skins and blueberries for lovely, subtle Easter egg colors.
Old sewing machines offer simple operation and perfect stitch quality.
Living Off the Land
By living off the land, one couple’s hard work pays off to help make life rewarding.
Local Hardware Stores Aim for the Future
Family-run businesses do what is needed to succeed for generations to come.
Campfire Cooking and Tin Plates Help Us Enjoy Winter
A campfire — and especially campfire cooking — and a walk in the woods jar memories of days gone by.