What’s the last present that brought you unlimited joy? Two weeks before Christmas, Russ and I climbed into the zombie truck and took a ride to Bishop, California. We aired up the tires, stashed emergency items under the seats, and told people where we were going. A big storm was predicted for that weekend, clogging … Continue reading The Puppy and the Toilet Brush
Have you ever had a task you needed to do? And the more you put it off, the more it caused anxiety? Then months pass and you still haven’t done it? For me, that’s writing a blog post. I write almost daily, whether for Countryside or Backyard Poultry Magazines or one of my books. But … Continue reading 2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell
What are GMOs? Are you avoiding them because someone said they’re bad, or do you actually know what they entail? The Issue of Misinformation Did you know you can now buy GMO-free hummus? When I saw the ad, I gave my husband a funny look. “Does hummus even contain GMO products?” I’ve written articles on … Continue reading What are GMOs?
This recipe came about when I was living off food storage for a month in order to get material for magazine articles. By day 15, all the store-bought bread, milk, and butter were long gone. Eggs would be, as well, if I didn’t have chickens roaming my backyard. I needed bread for quick sandwiches to … Continue reading Hearty Oat-Nut Flatbreads
New Year’s Resolutions are like feminists: if you ask most people about intentions behind the concept, they agree it’s an excellent idea. But the name itself has gotten a bad rep. So people use the word less and less until they stand up and take ownership for it. But it’s okay to make goals at … Continue reading Resolutions and Feminists (Or: Plans for 2016)
Almost three years after the blog began, Ames Family Farm is moving into the future.
The modern world has gone insane.
Atkins, Paleo, hCG. Is your head spinning yet? How do you eat to maintain optimal health? Trust Mother Nature! If you grew every item you consumed, she would align the priorities for you. Take a look:
Like You Grew It: Most greens can grow below freezing. Picked within 30 days of planting, lettuce produces until the hottest summer months. A 12-inch planter of loose-leaf lettuce can provide four large salads a week. Shallow roots thrive in just inches of soil, perfect for any gardener with a patch of sunshine. Swiss chard, the vegetable of the apocalypse, flourishes in the summer heat and still survives the winter. Dandelions and purslane, two of the most nutritious greens, are…
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