Get Ready for August 2016

Even when the afternoons are too hot for outdoor work, you can still make the most of the time with research and planning. Spend some time studying business, marketing, nutrition, animal health, and more. Consider new ways to direct market your beef. Find out how reproduction and animal health are related. Discover 96 horse breeds…… Continue reading Get Ready for August 2016

Get Ready for June 2016

June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history. Find out how glyphosate-resistant crops work.Brush up on your mandolin technique.Teach your kids how to knit on those rainy days.Discover the story of the Stetson hat.Make a strawberry shortcake.Collect five things every beginning charcoal artist needs.Consider…… Continue reading Get Ready for June 2016

5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

There’s nothing like a homemade gift to warm someone’s heart at Christmas. The time and love put into a handcrafted present make it special. If you enjoy country living, you have an excellent opportunity to make and grow gifts that will touch others. Need some inspiration? Consider these ideas: Heirloom seeds. If you raise and…… Continue reading 5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils

When working with pastels, precision can be difficult to achieve.  Fortunately, pastel pencils make it easier. Pastel pencils have several applications, but there are two situations in which they particularly come in handy: Laying out an initial sketch to fill in with soft pastels. Bringing out details to finish a piece of artwork. The advantage…… Continue reading General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils

Homemade Cards

Looking for a way to say it just right to that special friend or loved one? Don’t buy a card—make one! Both adults and young people can enjoy making their own greeting cards, and Homemade Cards by Charlene Kennell offers great tips and inspirations: How to find useful but inexpensive supplies.How to use the elements…… Continue reading Homemade Cards

Erasers

We love erasers. Perhaps it’s because we have discovered that erasers are for more than just erasing. They are also great for bringing out highlights and toning down excessively dark areas in drawings. Different erasers are good for different jobs. Over time, we have come to the conclusion that, well, you just can’t have too…… Continue reading Erasers