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Filth Wizardry 1) Translated by: Windowfarms Core Team. Welcome to the Instructions for MAMA! The Windowfarms Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Multicolumn Array (MAMA). Please make sure you have registered on, including having accepted the terms of service for participating in this open design community project. 2) Getting Started: Download and print the Windowfarms v3.0 parts list. 3) Section 1: Bottle Covering Each Windowfarm v3.0 column is made of 5 bottles: 4 plant bottles and 1 bottom reservoir bottle. 4) Part of each bottle must be covered to prevent the plants' roots from being exposed to light. 5) Fill an empty bottle with about 2"(5 cm) of water to weigh it down. 6) Using painter's masking tape, mask 4 of the bottles from the "waist" to the base. 7) Using 1" (2.5 cm) wide masking tape, mask the 5th bottle with one ribbon from the cap to the base. 8) Paint bottles with spray paint, providing even coverage. How to Make Homemade Peach Jam or Nectarine Jam - Easily! Click here for a PDF print version Making and canning your own Peach jam or Nectarine jam is so easy. Here's how to do it, in 12 simple steps and completely illustrated. For more information about stone fruits, see Peach Picking Tips See this page for blueberry jam, this one for fig jam and for berry jams, see strawberry, blackberry, raspberry jam For easy applesauce or apple butter directions, click on these links. Ingredients Fruit: Peaches or Nectarines - 5 pints (which is: 10 cups, or 2.25 liters, about 3.5 lbs, almost 1.75 kg) fresh., whole peaches. Equipment 1 Canner (a huge pot to sanitize the jars after filling (about $30 to $35 at mall kitchen stores, sometimes at big box stores and grocery stores.). Optional stuff: Peach (and/or nectarine) Jam-making Directions This example shows you how to make jam from peaches (and other stone fruits)! Step 1 - Pick the Peaches! Step 2 - How much fruit? Step 3 - Wash the jars and lids er!

How to can your own homemade peaches (complete directions with photos) How to can your own homemade peaches (complete directions with photos) This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors)) Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions! Organic farms are identified in green! Subscribe to our: Email alerts; Follow us on Twitter Add this page to your favorites! Click here for a PDF print version You think making and canning your own peaches, pears, plums, cherries or nectarines is difficult or expensive? Ingredients Equipment Tips!

How To Make Your Own Sourdough Starter — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn (Image credit: Emma Christensen) Not all of us are so lucky to have a sourdough starter passed down to us from our bread-baking forefathers and foremothers. Thankfully, making a fresh batch of starter is as easy as stirring together some flour and water and letting it sit. That's right! No expensive heirloom starters, mashed up grapes, or mysterious rituals required — just flour, water, and a little bit of patience. Equal parts flour and water to make a sourdough starter What Is Wild Yeast? Before you get started, let's talk about wild yeast, which is the key to a sourdough starter. Before we had active-dry yeast or instant yeast, we had wild yeast. By contrast, wild yeast can be fussy and finicky. So why bother? What Is a Sourdough Starter? A sourdough starter is how we cultivate the wild yeast in a form that we can use for baking. After a day or two, bubbles will start to form in the starter, indicating that the wild yeast is starting to become active and multiply. Makes 4 cups Instructions