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 they stand up and take ownership for it. But it’s okay to make goals at... Continue Reading →

What’s Up?

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

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, though these are not necessary First, cut up your apples.  But here’s a hint… you... Continue Reading →

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 fuel was involved with most of our produce.  Then she wrote about local cheese, and... Continue Reading →

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, we lined a small box with a towel, and rested it in the bottom of... Continue Reading →

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