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Declare independence from tomato cages! In this video, we stake our tomatoes using the Florida Weave method. This method is cheap, easy, flexible, and only requires a few easy-to-find items . How did it turn out? You will have to watch to find out.

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Music credit: "Cumberland Gap" by Nat Keefe with The Bow Ties

Learn how to pollinate squash flowers by hand. Do you have squash that aren't getting pollinated by insects and bees? You can do it yourself! You only need a paintbrush. In this video, we'll teach you how to know if your squash are not getting pollinated, how to identify male and female flowers, and how to pollinate your squash. Delicious, ripe squash are on the way!

Check out our classes on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314

Learn 5 benefits to having weeds in your garden! If you are trying to grow an organic garden without chemical fertilizers, you can harness the power of weeds to help you grow a ton of vegetables. Weeds are a great way to preserve soil moisture. You can "chop and drop" them to create green mulch. They can help attract pollinators. They can fix nitrogen, and they can act as dynamic accumulators. Watch this video to find out more!

Check out some great fermentation classes here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314

The first lamb of spring has arrived! We've been waiting anxiously for our mama sheep to begin delivering lambs and the first one arrived yesterday! Pregnant Border Leicester ewes usually have between 1 and 3 lambs at a time, averaging twins. One of our best mamas, Babbs, delivered a singleton this year. Check out this cute little guy!

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Music credit: "Happy Mistake" by RKVC

Learn how you can end the toilet paper wars! In this video we discuss our diaper sprayer, also known as a bidet sprayer, as a great alternative to a giant toilet paper stash. Hope you enjoy!

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Music credit: "A Fallen Cowboy" by Sir Cubworth

Here are some strategies we use to stay well and boost our immune systems that cost little to no money. We talk about fermented foods, vitamin D/sunlight, diet and fasting, the Wim Hof method (breathing and cold exposure), exercise, and last, but not least, sleep!

Here are some links as promised.
*Find our classes on fermented foods here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314
*Dr. Ken Berry's video on sugar and its negative effects on the immune system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVKyy8GOjSk
*Wim Hof method instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ
Study on immune function: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/uploads/kcfinder/files/PNAS.pdf
Mini documentary on Wim Hof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMjhwFE1Zw
*Exercise and immune function: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2017/8148742/

We hope everyone stays safe and well!

Meet our flock of fiber animals and find out why we picked Border Leicesters to start our flock. These sheep are a great multi-purpose breed to add to your homestead and are great for beginners! If you're thinking about adding sheep to your homestead, you should look into Border Leicesters.

If you've watched some of our lamb videos from last spring, you might recognize some familiar characters. Also, see how big the lambs are now!

Check out our classes on Skillshare here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314

Music Credit: "Daley's Reel" by Nat Keefe with The Bow Ties

Learn how to prepare and cook a beef heart! Beef heart is a perfect organ meat for beginners. Because it is a muscle, heart taste and texture is similar to other muscle meat. It is also super easy to prepare and cook. In this video, we make an easy curried beef heart stew in the slow cooker.

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Music Credit: "Daley's Reel" by Nat Keefe with The Bow Ties

Watch us make natto out of chickpeas! Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from soybeans that have been fermented with a type of bacteria called Bacillus subtilis. Natto is very high in vitamin K2, a nutrient that is super important for prevention of cardiovascular disease, as well as good bone and immune system health. If you are trying to avoid soy, this video is for you!

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If you love natto, you should check out Natto Dad's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt9bNXj--seapjjPFcO25Q

Vitamin K2 Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26516910
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22516723
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25516361
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12077663

Music Credit: "Big Sciota" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties

Watch kale grow from seed to harvest in less than a minute! If you need some inspiration to start planning your spring garden, here it is. Kale is very easy to grow, nutritious, and delicious :)

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Music Credit: "Big Sciota" by Nat Keefe and the Bowties Photo Credit:

Photo by Marty Harrington on Unsplash

Can you make sour cream or creme fraiche with kefir and heavy cream? Also, what is the difference between sour cream and creme fraiche? In this video, we try fermenting heavy cream by culturing it with some home-made raw kefir. Is it going to work?

Check out our Skillshare class on fermented dairy here: https://skl.sh/2V1V0x1

Llamas make excellent guard animals to protect sheep, goats, cows, alpacas, and even poultry. Learn the top 7 reasons to get a llama (instead of a guard dog).

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In this video, we make our own liverwurst. How did it taste? Was it a success? You will have to watch to find out :)

Like we mentioned, liver is a nutritional powerhouse, nature’s multivitamin. Check this out!

One ounce of chicken liver contains: (what is in 1/8 of this recipe)
Vitamin A 3732 IU (75%)
Vitamin C 7.8 mg (13%)
Thiamine 0.1 mg (5%)
Riboflavin 0.6 mg (33%)
Niacin 3.1 mg (15%)
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg (11%)
Folate 162 mcg (40%)
Vitamin B12 4.7 mcg (79%)
Pantothenic Acid 1.9 mg (19%)
Iron 3.3 mg (18%)
Phosphorus 113 mg (11%)
Zinc 1.1 mg (7%)
Copper 0.1 mg (7%)
Manganese 0.1 mg (5%)
Selenium 23.1 mcg (33%)

*Also worth noting that because liver is from an animal source, many of these nutrients are a lot more bio-available than they would be in the context of a plant (specifically the vitamin A and minerals).

Our Liverwurst Recipe:
1 lb pork shoulder
½ lb pork belly
½ lb chicken livers
1 onion finely diced
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp marjoram
1 ½ tsp salt
generous freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cumin/coriander mix
¼ tsp mace
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp ground cardamom

Grind meat components in a meat grinder separately, then together. Add onion and spices, mix and chill in freezer until firm. Grind again, then stuff into muslin bag or sausage casings. Simmer in water for 3 hours weighted down with plate. Cool in ice bath, then chill in fridge overnight. Enjoy!

Try it and let us know what you think!

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Sources:
https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-products/667/2
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/78/3/633S/4690005
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/16/vitamin-a-types.aspx

Music credit:
“Chromatic Rag” by the Mini Vandals

In this video we talk a little more about our backgrounds and discuss the many ways we live ancestrally in the modern world. Specifically, we cover intermittent fasting/time restricted eating, keto, H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training), sunshine and circadian rhythms, cold exposure, and the breathing method of Wim Hof.

If you are interested in learning more, check out the following individuals: Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Ken Berry, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Dr. Satchin Panda, and Wim Hof.

This video is a discussion of our personal health journey and experiences. It is in no way medical advice.

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Photo Credit: Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pixabay

Have you ever wished there was a citrus fruit that you could find outside of Florida? Well, this is for you! Today we're talking about the Flying Dragon Fruit, otherwise known as a trifoliate orange tree (not to be confused with the regular (non-flying) dragon fruit which is a tropical fruit). The trifoliate orange is a hardy citrus that can grow outside up to USDA hardiness zone 6. Check out this video to learn more about this unique plant and fruit.

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If you want to learn how to preserve meat by drying it, this video is for you. We'll show you how to make 2 different types of beef jerky without sugar or sweeteners of any kind! First, we'll start with some plain and simple jerky with only beef and salt then move on to "smokey southwest" flavored jerky.

These high protein, low carbohydrate snacks are great for hiking, backpacking, road trips, or just food on the go. Best of all, this jerky has no weird chemicals, preservatives, or ingredients you can't pronounce!

Hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think!
Any flavour suggestions for us? Let us know in the comments section below!

And, of course, don't forget to subscribe for more meaty fun :)

Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/food-beef-dried-meat-jerky-moist-2794787/
Music Credit: "Whistling Down the Road" by Silent Partner

If you've rendered some tallow or lard, don't throw away those crispy bits! You can make cracklins! These are are delicious just on there own, or as a crispy addition to salad, eggs, mashed cauliflower, etc.

Here is a simple tutorial which is an excerpt from our new Skillshare class on "Rendering Fat". Use this link to get 2 free months (https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314)

Tomato season is here! Here is an easy tutorial on how to save heirloom tomato seeds. You can grow your own beautiful heirloom tomatoes without buying any seeds!

If you keep saving seeds, over time you and your family can even develop your own varieties of heirloom tomatoes to pass down to future generations!

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Music credit: “Watch Me” by Geographer

Learn to make an easy top whorl drop spindle with things you probably already have laying around your house! Whether you want to learn how to spin, or are an experienced spinner, this tutorial will teach you how to make a great drop spindle in a couple minutes.

I actually like this spindle better than some of the drop spindles I have purchased. The weight is perfect, and you can achieve a really nice long spin. Try it out and let me know how it goes!

Happy Spinning!

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Music Credit: “Fantasyland” by Quincas Moreira

If you’ve watched some of our other lamb videos, you may have noticed that all of our baby lambs have tails, while the mamas do not. This is because we dock (or shorten) the tails on our lambs. Tail docking is not something we do for fun or for looks. It is an important part of how we keep our animals safe and healthy. Learn more by watching this video!

Here is a link to the sheep book I mentioned: https://amzn.to/2XrYo4i
You can actually get the elastrator/bands on Amazon as well: https://amzn.to/2GrF3ct
The other good place to find them is at your local farmers co-op.

Disclaimer:
I am not a veterinarian. The methods and instructions in this video are basic animal husbandry techniques. If you have specific questions regarding the health or welfare of your animals, I highly recommend you contact a large animal vet in your area.

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Sources and Resources:

1) Schoenian, Susan. “In Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail.” Sheep 101: Tails, 2015,
www.sheep101.info/tails.html.
2) Schoenian, Susan. “Docking and Castrating.” Sheep 201, 2019,
www.sheep101.info/201/dockcastrate.html.
3) Simmons, Paula, and Carol Ekarius. Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeding, Care, Facilities.
Storey Publishing, 2009.

Photo Credits:
https://pixabay.com/users/Hans-2/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=62618
https://pixabay.com/users/sabineschilling70-6597955/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=2807464

G-Rated for Cuteness!
Got Milk? These babies do! They are regular milk monsters :) Have you ever seen a sheep with a milk mustache? If you watch this, you will!
Our first set of triplets are a little over a week old now and are starting to be more adventurous. Cuteness abounds!

To see the first set of triplets meet our llama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy6brSzxMEk
To see 1 day old lambs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8OLyZ4oucE
To watch a lamb born and stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW-bWqJ-oeo

To see cute baby chickens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz-3vow5JAg

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Warning! (Live birth 0:48-1:25)

Last, but not least! Our ewe, Babe, delivered twins in the middle of the pouring rain. Luckily, it was not a thunderstorm. Babe is notorious on our farm for having issues with lambing and for trying to walk off from her babies. Will she be a good mama this year? Watch to find out and to see the twin babies :)

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Photo credit:
https://pixabay.com/users/Free-Photos-242387/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=1081950

Our baby chickens aren’t babies anymore! At about a month old, they are more like rambunctious and awkward teenagers. They won’t actually be mature and start laying eggs until they are 5-6 months old (think chicken menses).

Watch to see how they’ve grown and what kind of antics they’ve been up to along the way!

These girls still have a couple of weeks before they go outside into the wide world, but they’re coming along nicely.

Music Credit: “If I Had a Chicken” by Kevin MacLeod

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For those of you who have always wanted to see a baby lamb being born and stand for the first time, this is for you! This video does actually show a lamb birth, complete with bodily fluids.

If you are squeamish, or have children that will be upset by watching a live birth, you may want to skip this one.

Live birth takes place until 1:40. There is some afterbirth following that.

I looked out the window the other day and saw our ewe, Barbara, in labor. How many babies did she have? Did we get any more black sheep? You will have to watch to find out :)

If you missed our videos on the first set of lambs, you can find them here:
(Triplets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8OLyZ4oucE)
(Llama meets lambs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy6brSzxMEk)

We are looking for lamb names! Comment below if you have any suggestions!

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