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Resolutions and Feminists (Or: Plans for 2016)

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 … Are you into playing games? Go to the sunmaker. There is the best offer for you! Continue reading

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What’s Up?

Almost three years after the blog began, Ames Family Farm is moving into the future. Continue reading

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Unfiltered apple cider vinegar, with the “mother” still in it, is expensive. But you can make it yourself! What you need: Apples Wide-mouth mason jars and rings Cheesecloth A warm location Sugar and/or storebought ACV to speed up the process, … Continue reading

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30-Minute Mozzarella

“This book is dangerous,” I wrote on Facebook.  “It’s giving me all kinds of ideas.” I was about halfway through Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, and I had already read about eating locally, avoiding GMOs, and how much fossil … Continue reading

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Closet Chicken

On Sunday, I found Strip the Turken lacerated all the way to the muscle.  I promptly brought her inside to suture, but by the time I locked the poultry up at 9pm, the wound had opened.  After suturing her again, … Continue reading

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