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The chicken mushroom, also known as "chicken of the woods" or "sulphur shelf" is a delicious wild edible mushroom! Learn where to find them, how to identify them, how to cook, and how to store them. This mushroom doesn't have the slimy texture most mushrooms have. Instead it is firm and tastes almost like chicken. See if you can find one!

*As always if you have any questions regarding correct identification of a mushroom species, please consult with an experienced mushroom forager in your area.*

This book is a handy staple to have on hand to help identify mushrooms. We consult it frequently! We are Amazon affiliates so do make a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything :) https://amzn.to/3uOARvC

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After losing 4 chickens to hawks this year we have had enough! Find out what we are doing to keep hawks from eating more of our chickens.

If you are looking for a great resource on raising chickens, check out this book! We are Amazon affiliates so do make a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything :)
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Have you ever wondered about the differences between milk kefir and yogurt? Which one is better and which one should you learn how to make? In this video we'll tell you the top 5 reasons we think milk kefir is superior to yogurt. If you disagree, or think of a reason we missed, leave us a comment below!

To learn how to make milk kefir, yogurt, and other fermented dairy items, check out our class here: https://skl.sh/2V1V0x1

Photo credit: Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash
Music credit: "Green Green Garden" by Chris Haugen

Learn how to make a Steak and Kidney Pie! No, this is not a traditional Steak and Kidney Pie recipe. We've made some adjustments to make this a ketovore recipe. Beef kidney is a nutritional powerhouse with tons of B vitamins, iron, zinc, copper, and selenium. Check out this link for more on the nutrients in beef kidney: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beef-products/3467/2

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Music credit: "Creek Whistle" by Steve Adams

Learn how to save okra seeds to plant next year! In this video we harvest seed from our red burgundy okra plants and discuss how to know when the seeds are ready.

If you are interested in learning more about seed saving, I highly recommend this book. It is a beautiful book in addition to being very useful. We are Amazon affiliates so do make a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything. https://amzn.to/2HpLBgt.

If you haven't already, check out our Skillshare classes here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ancestral-Evolution/3597314

Music credit: "Cuckoo's Nest" by Nat Keefe & Hot Buttered Rum

Watch while we make our own grass-fed beef liver capsules! Beef liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It is truly nature's multivitamin. However, a lot of people have trouble eating it due to it's taste. Putting the liver in capsules is a great way to consume more liver without having to taste it. In this video we make our own and do a cost analysis on DIY liver capsules compared to liver pill supplements on the market. Give it a try yourself and let us know how it goes!

Here is a great breakdown of all the nutrients in beef liver: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/782309/nutrients

Here is a link to the capsules I mentioned in the video. We are Amazon affiliates so do make a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything.
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Learn why dehydrators are useful and what to look for when you are shopping for one! We also discuss our experience with our Excalibur dehydrator and talk about why we chose the one we did. Do you have an experience with a dehydrator? Leave us a comment!

Here is a link to our Excalibur dehydrator as promised. We are Amazon affiliates so do make a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything :)
https://amzn.to/3imgCye.

Here is one of the more popular Nesco models. It is cheaper (about 1/2 of the Excalibur), but it is a vertical airflow dehydrator: https://amzn.to/3iiWih5.

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Music credit: "Hickory Hollow" by Dan Lebowitz

Learn how to forage and cook with wild persimmons! Another episode in our wild edibles series, in this video we discuss how to identify wild persimmon trees, how to pick ripe fruit, and how to process and eat them. These fall fruits are delicious and don't last long, so grab a container and let's go see what we can find!

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As promised here is a link to our food mill. We are Amazon affiliates so do earn a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything :)
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Learn how to make your own fermented sour pickles! It is super easy and only takes a few minutes to set up. It is also a great way to use up all those extra cucumbers that you don't know what to do with. In a few weeks, you will have your very own fermented pickles to enjoy! Not only are these pickles delicious, but they contain lots of beneficial probiotics, and make cucumbers much more digestible. Hope you enjoy!

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

Music credit: "Barnyard Surprise" by The Whole Other

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!

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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!

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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

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!

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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!

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

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