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M.A.M.A. Ranch Newsletter

July 16, 2018
Last week we had a surprise hatch of quite a few guinea keets. I had only discovered her sitting about 3 weeks prior and thought she had at least another week left. Surprise! She hatched out 14 keets before becoming impatient and abandoning the rest (28 other eggs!). Those got bundled away in the incubator with keets that have hatched every day since. If I had to guess by candling the eggs, it looks like her hen friends kept adding to her nest, so quite the extended hatch period is expected. 

This is feed ordering week. If you'd love to purchase some non GMO and soy free feed for your livestock you may order in the following ways: text or email by this Wednesday at midnight. 314-578-1351 or mama.ranch@gmail.com Your first order must be prepaid, all subsequent orders may be paid at pick up.

Feed pick up will be the following week, July 25th. Delivery usually happens on Wednesday afternoon. Those that order will get a notification that the feed has been delivered. Remember, if you pick up your feed within 24 hours of delivery at the Ranch, you will receive a dollar off per bag! Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
Feed Price List
Also available at M.A.M.A. Ranch

Guinea Keets
they require care like chicks but high protein game bird feed, which can be ordered from H&H this week! Great for eating ticks, snakes, and garden bug pests, but very loud and range more widely than chickens. Also said to be good to eat full grown though we have not tried it yet ourselves.

Farm Fresh Eggs
for eating or hatching: chicken, duck, and a few turkey eggs -- many sizes and colors available. 

Cow Manure Compost
for your gardens! By the feed sack full or pickup truck full.

Cow's Milk Soap
is gentle, cleansing, and nourishing for skin. Tea tree (essential oil) or baby's breath (fragrance oil).

Asian Pears!
extra pears from our home orchard, as available. Unsprayed. Great for eating fresh.

Other fruit...a few peaches and figs
extra fruit from our home orchard, as available. Unsprayed. Figs are pick your own.

Ranch Tours
come visit our cows and fowl!
Try a favorite family recipe from nanciemcdermott.com

Fresh Fig Pie
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 TB flour
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped fresh ripe figs (I quarter ours)
  • 3 TB lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 TB cold butter
Have rolled out and ready the bottom crust in the 10" pie dish. Heat oven to 375F. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine figs and mix in gently the sugar-flour mixture. Pour the figs into the pie crust, pour lemon juice over figs, and dot with bits of butter. Cover with top crust and seal the edges. Make steam vents in the pie crust and bake in 375F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake until filling is thick and juicy and crust is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool to room temperature and served with lightly sweetened whipped cream. 

For a 9" pie amounts are as follows:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 TB flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped fresh figs
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 1 TB cold butter
I like the King Arthur Flour tender pie crust recipe on the back of their pastry flour bag. This is a similar recipe [link].
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