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Resolutions and Feminists (Or: Plans for 2016)

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It’s Time to Think about Garlic!

I’ve already blogged about one of the easiest crops to grow, Swiss chard. Now here’s the other: garlic. Cultivated since ancient times, garlic receives mention in the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament. Many cultures developed their own varieties, … Continue reading

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One Week Sugar Free for Becky

I normally don’t like to write about diets. The info is everywhere, and is so overdone. It’s hard to know which direction to follow. There are a few things I firmly believe about diet, though, and urban farming fully supports … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Good Basil Go Bad

Do you see the top of the basil, where tiny leaves are bunching up? Click on the picture to expand it. There you go. They look scrunchy and spiky. Yep, it’s time to make pesto. Tonight. You see, basil has … Continue reading

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Today, I found this publication, which is nearly 100 years old!  Great information about true heirloom gardening. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden As Recounted by Maxi’diwiac (Buffalo Bird Woman) (ca.1839-1932) of the Hidatsa Indian Tribe Originally published as Agriculture of the … Continue reading

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Today, I found this publication, which is nearly 100 years old!  Great information about true heirloom gardening. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden As Recounted by Maxi’diwiac (Buffalo Bird Woman) (ca.1839-1932) of the Hidatsa Indian Tribe Originally published as Agriculture of the … Continue reading

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2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell – Ames Family Farm

2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell

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 writing about me? About what I’m up to, my goals or dreams? Or even the weekly farm mishap which resulted in animal poop spread everywhere it shouldn’t be? (Trust me, those are weekly.)

I haven’t been blogging. But I need to. Especially now that life is ramping up fast.

So, though I realize the well-intentioned futility of New Year’s Resolutions, it just happens to be New Year’s at the time that I decide I must blog weekly. Whether anyone reads it is another story. But I’ll do it. And I’ll try not to make every episode about poop.

Today is just going to be a roundup of what has happened this year.

On the Farm:

Though we have the same chickens and rabbits we’ve kept for a few years, this April we got turkeys. And we opened the door to a lot of turkey-related drama.

After settling six poults under Jerk, my ever-broody lavender amercaucana hen, we promptly lost two. Turkeys do that, they say. I was concerned because they weren’t all mine; four would go to Caidyn of Edlund Family Farm as soon as they were old enough to live outside without a mother. That meant, if I lost another of mine, I’d be raising a lone turkey. And turkeys can actually die of loneliness. I answered a Craigslist ad for newly hatched poults. My husband drove fifteen miles to choose some that weren’t dark (my hen is racist. Remind me to tell you that story sometime.)

Jerk raised the poults to eight weeks, at which point they contracted turkey rhinotracheitis. Essentially, a turkey cold. Which is a virus. Which can’t be cured with antibiotics. Which has to run its course. Through my connections with Countryside and Backyard Poultry, I received advice from Rhonda Crank of The Farmer’s Lamp.

Rhonda said, “Turkeys are so susceptible to respiratory issues until they reach a mature age. There really is nothing to do except keep their litter and living area as dry as possible. I would offer ACV water too, to help their immune systems. This is a virus so there are no medications for it. They should recover fine, but if (she) notices them becoming lethargic she may want to offer an antibiotic because secondary respiratory issues may be developing. You know I don’t medicate anything we’re going to eat. When we had a bout of this, we did ACV water, sprinkled in brewer’s yeast over their food, and kept things clean and dry. Ours did recover from this.”

And our turkeys did, as well. They received a couple penicillin shots when their snotty noses developed a foul odor. And though I agree with Rhonda about not medicating what we have to eat, there were going to be months between medication and slaughter. Russ and I decided to medicate.

Three turkeys went to Edlund Family Farm, where they became Thanksgiving dinner. We butchered one for a Christmas party and have two left.

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In the Garden:

“So how is your garden doing this year?”

“Ugh. I don’t want to talk about it.”

That was the response all around Reno in 2016, especially among those of us who are supposed to be good gardeners, making the desert bloom and flourish. The biggest problem was the weather. It was cold, with the final frost date on May 19th. Then, by June 1st, temperatures reached 100 degrees. Vegetables like temperate weather, 70-80 degrees. And we had probably 20 days of that during the entire growing season. It rained once between the first day of summer and the last, and that rain lasted not even fifteen minutes.

We brought in enough food to fill our four-person table, during the growing season. But we weren’t able to preserve a thing.

So, though our freezers are full from the pig I purchased for Russ’ birthday present, and from foods I found through extreme discount shopping skills, it is not full of vegetables. We are already purchasing produce from the store. I’m not happy about it, but that’s the life of a farmer. Even a small-scale urban farmer.

With the Family:

I like being able to say my family hasn’t had too much excitement. With turkey colds and gardening disasters, I love settling in with teenagers who aren’t getting drunk or pregnant. A husband who works his butt off to feed his family. General agreement that, the harder we work, the more we have (even if not everyone feels that way on the same day.)

Joe is 17 this year and will be graduating in June! We’re so excited! It’s been a long, hard road as he learned to tackle his high-functioning autism and got a handle on his place in the world. But he will graduate. And we’re so proud of him.

Sahara and Russ are also good. Sahara is still learning culinary skills in high school and Russ is still as supportive as ever. No matter how high I rise, he’s pushing at my feet to send me higher.

My Career:

Though I’ve been writing for Backyard Poultry’s blog since 2013, I signed my latest contract with Countryside Magazine in November of 2015, I feel this year has been the big push for my writing career. It’s when my name was in every print issue from March on forward. When I had strangers say, “Are you the Marissa Ames who writes for Countryside?” When I’d meet new friends on Facebook and they’d just happen to have an issue of Countryside on their coffee tables at the moment we made introductions.

2016 was the year I amped up my writing career, admitting that it wasn’t going to push further unless I did. It’s when I approached conventions and expos about press passes so I could find more to write about. When I attended meet-and-greets with big names in the agricultural and horticultural world.

And as far as my other career, as a massage therapist…so far, I’ve only had to cancel a few appointments when I went away for the National Heirloom Expo. But those clients were so happy for me that they were willing to reschedule.

And now, for two announcements which are super exciting and happening very soon:

I’m currently working on a new novel, which I feel has much more potential than the Tir Athair series ever did.

When people develop strange symptoms in Miami, it’s immediately blamed on drugs. Tremors and slurred speech develop into a need to scrape skin off. Some victims hallucinate and turn violent while others soon lose all motor function. And every victim dies. When the disease moves to America’s grain belt, epidemiologists argue whether it’s bacterial, viral, or parasitical. The terrifying truth is discovered too late, after most Americans are exposed: domestic terrorists have infected the country’s wheat with a prion causing an aggressive form of mad cow disease. Now Shiloh, a homesteading mother in Reno, Nevada, struggles to get her family out of the city and to a safe place where she can control their food and the dangers they face. This story is told from Shiloh’s snarky and imaginative viewpoint and is a wild ride full of tension, laughter, and enough scientific truth to make your skin crawl.

And the other announcement:

I’m going to Zambia in January! My friend Heidi, who is co-founder of the charity She Talks to the World, needs someone to consult on gardening and agricultural issues. They girls’ school, which the charity runs, has recently purchased twelve acres and needs to feed the girls and a community, in addition to providing a cash crop. This January trip is to assess the land before they build the school and to write a business plan to get everything going.

The whole project will take several years, as I travel back and forth to help build the farm, plant, and to teach the girls how to grow and harvest their food. And I’ll be documenting everything and writing a book, from which I’ll donate 100% profits back to the charity.

To read more about this, check out these links:

She Talks to the World

My plea on YouCaring to help fund the endeavor

My Patreon profile, where I’ll do most of my updates and hope for patronage to help as I craft the book.

And into 2017…

Whew! That’s just a digest of 2016. The fact that I’ve been unable to blog shows how busy I’ve really been. But I promise to give you something each week, even if it’s 500 words of the latest poop story (I told you, there are lots of those) to tide you over until I talk about Zambia or the book or something else way more exciting.

Thank you and happy new year!

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If you’ve come to our blog and we look a little less-than-perfect, please don’t leave us behind. We’re rebranding to bring more farm-related awesomeness!

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Hearty Oat-Nut Flatbreads – Ames Family Farm

Hearty Oat-Nut Flatbreads

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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 keep my family from chowing down on all the other easily accessible foods and ignoring two fully stocked freezers and a pantry of mason jars. Luckily I keep a lot of grains, flours, and oils within the freezer beside the meat.

(Please excuse the quality of the photos. My photographer is rarely around for spontaneous cooking experiences.)

Allergies or dietary exclusions: The eggs and pecans can be omitted without affecting the success of the bread. Any sugars or fats/oils can be exchanged equally for other versions. This bread cannot be made gluten-free.

 

Hearty Oat-Nut Flatbreads

Makes 20-24 flatbreads

 

  • 3 cups bread or all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecan gems
  • 2 packages (1 and ½ tablespoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup deeply flavored natural sugar such as honey, real maple syrup, raw sugar, or light molasses
  • ¼ cup oil, such as rendered lard, softened butter, or olive oil
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups warm water
  • Additional olive oil for rising

 

Regarding ingredients: Within this recipe, whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, and rolled oats may be exchanged for equal volumes of other multigrain ingredients such as teff, rye, wheat germ, or cooked and cooled multigrain hot cereal. Do not exchange any white/bread flour unless you add a few tablespoons of vital wheat gluten to make the dough soft and stretchy. Eggs add rich protein and texture but omission will not cause bread failure. Pecans can be exchanged for any nuts or dried fruit, or they can be omitted, only affecting flavor and texture. Choose sugar based on allergies or desired flavor. Maple syrup makes an excellent complement to both oats and pecans. White sugar will help the yeast rise but it won’t add much flavor while molasses will be deep and noticeable. And though all oils can be used in equal volume, including palm oil or shortening, lard is a non-hydrogenated way to achieve the best texture.

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Mix all flours/oats. Within a large bowl, combine three cups flour with the nuts, yeast, and salt. Add sugar and oil then mix with electric beaters until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the warm water and blend until relatively smooth. Add both eggs and blend again. Slowly add the remaining flour, blending until the mixture is too thick for electric beaters.

Turn dough out onto a counter and work in the remaining flour. Kneed for ten minutes, adding additional flour as necessary to ensure dough is not sticky. Don’t knead for less time because ten minutes is necessary to work the gluten together to compensate for the non-gluten ingredients.

Place dough within a well-oiled bowl, turning dough so all surfaces are coated. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and set in a warm location to rise for one hour, until double.

Heat a griddle or skillet on medium-high. Pinch dough off into balls about the size of a chicken egg. On a well-floured surface, roll one ball as thinly as possible. Gently set round of dough onto the hot skillet. Cook for up to one minute, depending on individual stoves, or until the raised edges of the bottom surface are browned but the rest of the dough is not. Carefully flip bread over and cook another fifteen to thirty seconds. Immediately remove bread from the pan and allow it to cool on a plate. Repeat with all balls of dough.

Keep flatbreads soft and moist by allowing them to cool slightly then sliding into a zippered gallon-size freezer bag. Stack two or three flatbreads within the bag then flip the entire unit over and stack more flatbreads within. Keep turning with every few additions to allow the bread to steam and distribute moisture inside instead of drying in the open air. If you plan to serve the bread soon, keep them warm by placing the freezer bag inside a folded towel.

All natural bread will turn moldy in less than a week. Freeze, the same day, what you do not plan to consume. If it is frozen fresh, the bread will thaw to be almost as good as if it was just made.

Use the flatbreads for peanut butter sandwiches, meat fillings, or simply as a quick treat.

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2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell

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Resolutions and Feminists (Or: Plans for 2016)

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Making Peace With Your Food

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here, but it’s surely been a busy month! The nightshade and brassica seedlings are up. Today I plant the peas and spinach: quite late, but at least they’re going in the ground. I’ve … Continue reading

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Conspiring Against Cancer

Some give their lives in the fight against cancer. Sahara, twelve years old, doesn’t suffer from cancer, but she has friends and family who have survived it. Or who still fight the battle. Sahara doesn’t have to give her life, … Continue reading

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When Culling is Forever

Cross-posted from my blog at Backyard Poultry Magazine! My husband and I have an agreement: When culling or butchering, he does the initial step. I do the rest. If I had to, I would do it all. If my husband … Continue reading

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Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs

How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg? How do they taste? Are they really better for pastries? (Cross-posted from Backyard Poultry Magazine’s blog.) I’ve heard many claims about duck eggs. I’m sure you have, as … Continue reading

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Hearty Oat-Nut Flatbreads

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, … Continue reading

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