In this video, Jennifer Easley Vaughn of Rainier Ridge Ranch explains how her family slaughters, cleans, and cuts their pasture raised chickens out is the open air. The process is very humane, and the chickens aren’t stressed by being taken to an unfamiliar place.
Simple life, superfood diet of Lapland’s Sami people
Traditional Laplanders are called the Sami people. Many of them still live the way their ancestors did, herding reindeer that forage across the wide arctic expanse for lichens in the winter and green plants in the summer.
The Sami lifestyle is simple and peaceful. The diet is rich in an array of superfoods.
The Sami people rely on reindeer for their very existence. They eat reindeer meat, use the milk for cheese, and the skins for clothing, blankets, and shelter. They create tools and decorations from the bones and antlers.
The Sami also use reindeer as pack and harness animals. Even the Lapland police use reindeer! In arctic weather, reindeer are more reliable than motorized vehicles or other animals.
All reindeer are considered domesticated in Lapland. Reindeer hunting is illegal.
In this two minute video, a young Sami reindeer herder explains the connection he feels to his reindeer:
Fresh Veggies in Space
Go Veggie Team! To infinity and beyond!
NASA has launched its own “Veggie Team.” Their goal is to develop ways for astronauts to grow their own fresh greenhouse produce while staying at the International Space Station, and other future out of this world locations.
Record breaking astronaut Scott Kelly who spent a year in space tweeted: “I missed the color green most during my year in space. Great to see it again on earth!”In the following video, NASA Commentator Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Gioia Massa, a Veggie project scientist, about the team’s space experiments, including a recent crop of zinnias. Continue reading Could space experiments help us have healthier food here on earth?