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November 30, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Ever wonder how the pigs on our farm stay warm in the winter or when it's cold outside? The answer is in community and one way their bodies are designed similar to a seal.
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October 19, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Meet Shadow. Find out her breed and why she's perfect for our flock. And how using a guard dog on the farm helps us work with nature instead of against it.
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October 14, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
We love sunshine here at the farm. Apart from the fact that it is warm and feels good on a fall day, it's also the energy that powers the farm (and we're not talking about manufactured solar panels).
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October 7, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
It's a common misconception that grazing and pasture-raised animals destroy native plants. Discover what native plant is thriving on our pastures and why.
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September 28, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Ride along with Eddie, Aaron and me as we go out to the pastures to take care of the farm's morning pig chores. See the pastures, get an overview of the feed they're provided, and see where the pigs spend the rest of the day foraging. Plus, find out what the boys like to do when it's time for a break.
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September 21, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
When pigs move through a pasture, they disturb the soil. This can be quite beneficial to animals and the environment. And when managed using regenerative farming practices, the pastures get more fertile and more diverse year after year. Learn how take advantage of the pig's natural activities to create healthy, resilient pastures that thrive and produce food for grazing and rooting animals.
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September 14, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Lard was a cooking staple in the kitchens of our grandparents. Unfortunately, it fell out of favor due to the marketing engines behind factory fats like vegetable oil and margarine. But with a renewed focus on cooking with and eating whole foods, it's making a comeback. And, while you may not realize it, there are a lot of benefits to cooking with lard. Here are five ...
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September 7, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Curious how we produce our lamb at Sparrow Hill Farm? Then this article is going to answer many of your questions. I'll give a brief overview of our lamb-producing operation and highlight a few things that sets our lamb apart from the rest. Plus, give the reasons why we manage the way we do. Take a bit of time to read this, and you'll have a better understanding why our lamb is so exceptionally good!
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August 31, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Organ Meats or Offal cuts such as liver and heart are increasingly popular. Yet to many, the thought of eating these cuts is a bit distasteful. If you're someone who doesn't love the intense flavors, here are a couple ways to sneak this power package in your diet.
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August 24, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Farrowing is the terminology used to describe a pig giving birth to little piglets. There's quite a contrast between how we farrow on our farm using pastures and regenerative farming practices and how it's done in a commercial farming operation. You may be surprised what can still be labeled as humanely raised.
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August 17, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
An article in The Guardian cited "pasture-fed" beef and lamb as "the most damaging farm product" to the environment, hurting biodiversity and surrounding wildlife. That's a strong statement. And not entirely true. Let me explain.
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August 10, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
We give our pigs the best life possible on the farm. Yet, we are raising them to provide our family and yours high quality, nutritious food. That means there is a day when they make a trip to the processor. Here's what we do to respect their life and keep the day as stress free as possible.
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