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Pigs are awesome, they have this amazing ability to keep forests healthy by disposing brush other and dry material. This helps prevent forest fires and catastrophes to happen. These pigs are doing what they know best being a pig. 🐷=🌳 ☑️

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I had a friend who took our butcher class, process their first pig recently. She was shocked at how fatty it was. I see this over & over. Pigs are great beggar's & gain fast when given feed full of grain. They don't just gain meat, they gain fat & not the healthiest kind. This is just another form of "Fast Food". Fast food isnt healthy for you or your livestock. A pastured pig fed grasses & natural forage of acorns, nuts, seasonal fruits & vegetables takes more time to grow out but will feed more nourishment to your body in the end. It will be a deeper darker red meat with healthier Omega 3/6 balance as well as balanced meat to fat ratios. I'm a lover of lard but I want my lard to be from nature & not GM Corn/Soy feeds & fillers. One reason we love our Kune Kunes so much is their ability to grow out nicely on rotational grazing. Can you grow a feeder pig fast for your freezer? Can you bust out a Cornish cross in 8 weeks on grain? Yes. That's the norm by big Farm standards. Grains fatten fast, human & livestock. Neither was meant to have it in such high quantities & in such processed form. We gain, they gain. Fats are where most contaminants of said foods are stored, we need to choose quality over quantity & quickness. Slow food is good, healthy, nutrient dense food with flavors you don't get from bland feed. Doing things the right way isn't always the easiest or fastest way. But results are always worth the time you put into it. Your health is worth more than a "quick success". Being a Homesteader gives you the opportunity to feed something of such high quality that you cannot find it anywhere else. Anyone can buy a fat bloated bird or pale pork from the grocery store. Very few get what we have the opportunity to grow & fuel our families with. That's your health. That's true wealth. #slowfood #nocornnosoy #feedfreedom #pasturedpigs #forestedpigs #forestraisedpork #doitright #loveyourself #nofastfood #foodforest #foodisfuel #nourishyourbody #itmatters #knowbetterdobetter #knowyourfoodsfood

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Waiting for the babies. Rainbows belly has dropped and she has created a nest in her shelter with fresh hay for her new arrivals coming...any day now! Natural instincts at its best. #weletthemdoitnatural # ifarmfresh #pastureraised #forestedpigs #mamagettingready #nesting #pigsgettobepigs #pigletscoming #mamatobe #ifarmlife #lifeonthefarm

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Caption this 👆🏼 . I’m not creative enough so I need y’all’s help 😂, can’t wait to read what y’all think up! . Having piglets on the farm has been such a joy, they have so much personality 😊 . . #happypiglets #pasturedpigs #forestedpigs #farmlife #farmbabies

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You guys!!! I have to share our 2 new logos that were designed by the wonderful Calee over at @whitewolf.farm She did an amazing job. • Just reached over 400 followers so I figured now is a good time to tell all the new folks more about us. 😀 We are a family of four who are just getting started on a journey to become more self-sufficient. We started the ‘farm’ and beekeeping in 2019, so we are just getting started. • Last year we raised our first batch of meat birds (turkey and chickens), we started a garden and learned to can. So many more things to learn and lots of ways to grow. This year may be a bit different however as we have decided as family that we want to relocate the farmstead. • You heard me right. Amos Farmstead is putting our home and land for sale this year in hopes to find our forever farmstead. • Thank you all for following along with us and all the exciting things we are learning and the adventures we will go on from here. Stay tuned as we work toward our goals to move and grow the farmstead. 🙌🏻 • • #amosfarmstead #amoshoneyandbeecompany #dreambig #taketheleap #themountainsarecalling #farmlife #farmsteadlogo #beekeeping #gardening #newadventures #pastureraised #forestedpigs #lifeonthefarm

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Pickles enjoying a 😸 nap in the sunshine. • • • #forestedpigs #happypigs #pigsofinstagram #berkshire #hogzilla

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Ready for some selective clearing and pruning! Phase 1 to get our woods ready for the pig. She will work hard to expose the forest ground to allow native grasses to establish. Phase 1 also includes chickens to eat those ticks! #forestedpigs #chickenseatingticks #silvapasture #healthyforests #farminginthewoods #lymediseaseprevention #regenerativefarming #pigginessofpigs #animalgardenmiracle

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They are home! All children who visit will now be happy that we have some pink pigs—they were always dismayed that the others were black. #pasturedpork #blythewoodsc #pasturedpigs #forestedpigs

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A sweet lesson in homesteading- it is what keeps me going. I've been struggling the past year physically, more than ever due to autoimmune issues that I now know, I caused myself by life & lifestyle choices when I was younger (and dumber). It's never to late to make changes to fix that, but more on that later. Late yesterday afternoon I noticed one of my sows acting "strange" & I thought she was in heat. Since I'm outside all day, every day, I usually notice when Sir Harry Hamlin is giving his sexy talk to the girls. So I'm being observant to watch for courting to set the date on my calendar. Clearly, I wasn't observant enough. I notice Miss Andouille (Andi) the sow in question missing. I trek into the woods & find her building a nest. Sh*t. 🐖 I go grab some treats from the house to attempt coersion back to the herd. Sir Harry is a great daddy & her sisters, great co-moms. Gotta love KuneKunes. ♥️ No luck. Knowing rain & cold weather were on its way, I had no time to wait for help to get home so I lugged a portable hut & plopped it right over chosen spot where she was diligently making her thick beautiful nest. I helped her with some hay and lugged buckets of water next. I then did some shuffling and moved a premier fence with electric around her perimeter to help keep out the coyote overnight. All of this exhausting work just got done in time for nightfall and I was able to sit with her in the cold and watch all seven of her beautiful babies be born while my back ached from all the effort. In that amazing moment thinking, it's all worth it, it never gets old, this work fuels my body & soul... If only more people understood, this is what it's all about. So many thoughts & lessons learned in this moment. Allowing pigs to be pigs, allowing a mama to make the choice for the best place to birth, allowing & trusting me me to help in the process. One runt didn't make it overnight, but I assumed that would happen, not due to cold but size. Its life & death & we allowed mother nature & a pigs intelligence to make that choice. Life is good.

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Look at this beautiful hunk of meat... he is holding a masterfully frenched pork roast for our special friend 🐷🍖🍽🕺🏻

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Last night, the nashville team of @porterroad and @prbutcher had its 9th annual holiday party. It’s so crazy that it has been almost 10 years since Chris and I started selling at the East nashville farmers market. I am so grateful for all the help and support of family, friends, employees, customers and those people who over the years turned into family and friends. I am thankful to be a part of something that creates a difference while making life more delicious.

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A local friend of Bad Baxter Farm rallied her community to donate their fall pumpkins to our very grateful livestock! Goats, chicken, rabbits & pigs are all happy about their breakfast this morning. Thank you Melissa Campbell & pals! #pumpkinsforpigs #realfood #pasturedpigs #forestedpigs #kunekune #pigsofinstagram #recyclefood #pumpkinspicebacon

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Our freezer is full of our forested pork, we were just gifted a whole deer & today I get to meet up with @flying.86.farm to map out our beef cuts from one whole dexter cow! As I sip on some pork bone broth this AM I cant help but think about how much money this saves us but also that we are rich with healthy, healing foods! #meatheals #lchf #jerf #meatlovers #meathealth #notofakefood #primaleating #forestedpigs #venison #dexterbeef #ketocarnivore #grassfedbeef #poweredbymeat #zerosugar #zerocarbs #nourishment

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When thanksgiving dinner prep starts with 9lbs of bacon! 🥓😳 #estmorebacon #mealgoals #sorrynotsorry #canterhillfarm #local #forestedpigs

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The proper way to finish a pig involves no feed stores, no money, no butcher. It involves trusting mother nature & the season for finishing is now. Although our pigs are always rotated on grass, underneath nut & fruit trees, I take a few minutes a day this time of year to get them used to & excited for a bucket of treats. Acorn, walnut, hickory & persimmon...all from our forest. This is finishing food. Internal marination of the best ingredients. What pigs were meant to eat. Not corn, not soy, not unnecessary fillers. The best part is this helps an ethical cull day go smoothly, without added stress to the animal. She will look forward to her bucket & on that last day, have no worry of what is to come. We will appreciate her twice. Once as a sow with a name, who received the best of food, life & belly rubs and again as she nourishes our family with the healthiest of meat. #knowyourfood #knowyourfoodsfood #dothedeeddothework #ethicalmeat #pasturedpork #forestedpigs #nourshyourself #meatheals #ancestealeating #primal #sapien #carnivore #grassfed #homestead #pigs #rebelfarmer #butcherbitchblaze #badbaxterfarm #onfarmbutchers

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Last class of the year is the best class of the year! Join us, on Farm, Nov 9 & 10 for a hands on hog processing class. Head over to our Bad Baxter Farm Facebook events to sign up for Day 1, Day 2, or BOTH! Nose to tail, on farm butchering is something to be proud of...let's talk & taste! #pasturedpigs #pasturedpork #forestedpigs #sustainableliving #dothework #realfarmtotable #meatheals #primaleating #meat #carnivore #carnivoreketo #ancestralfood #ancestralhealing #sapiens #sapiendiet #growyourownfood #Badbaxterfarm #rebelfarmer #antifarmer #realfoodinrealfoodform

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Horton, the gentle beast and patriarch of the hogs is 11 years old today. This handsome fellow has left his mark on the land, the breed, and the hearts of all those who have met him. He's helped us transform this farm from the barren wasteland it once was to the green oasis it is today. His offspring have nourished our family for the last decade and dozens of others have gone on to start herds all across the country. His descendants pass along his thriftiness, laid back temperament, and dashing good looks. They're pretty easy to spot, even for untrained eyes. It's usually a mix of Horton's light colored eyes, large long build, thick razorback, and prominent skull shape that give their ancestry away. Despite his age and grey whiskers, Horton is still as fertile and active as ever. He and his sows are currently clearing some woodland behind our house. ✨ #closertothelandhogs

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Farm life. Even when I'm exhausted, sore, & learning how to do everything with my left hand, I still can't believe that this is my life and it makes me smile. Changing our whole world in our thirties took courage but it's been the best choice for our lives, striving for a debt-free lifestyle, below our means for a small footprint, eating seasonally & rasing healthy foods- it feels so rewarding & good. These faces keep me happy even on the tough days. Watching the pigginess of true forested pigs, bonding with my new obsession..cows. Watching the happiness of real & true, free range chickens. I dug up a few sweet potatoes for dinner & am about to start more cheese from this mornings goat milk, no store needed. Life is good, even when it isn't, you can do this, big or small, just start! #realpasturedchickens #freerange #forestedpigs #kunekunepigs #kunekune #dextercows #homegrown #growyourownfood #homestead #homesteadhogs #foodforest #sybioticcircle #homesteadlife #homesteading #badbaxterfarm #antifarmer #rebelfarmer #eatmeat #grassfedisbest #feedfree #feedfreedom

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Taking it slow today since I tore my back moving a chicken tractor the other day but I walked the pig fence line for a check-up and just smiled at all the beauty of our personal paradise. The acorns, walnut & hickory are dropping & the persimmon trees are loaded. All the forage blends we've planted are naturally reseeding for another round of regrowth, soil love & feed. Why in the world would I feel the need to "supplement" with an unnatural corn & soy feed with all this amazing transformation happening in front of our eyes? Mother nature knows best & as I help her along, I smile & trust the seasons to nourish & flavor our bounty in the healthiest, most natural way possible. Let's give our livestock credit, The pigs seem to know what to do & every fall, when it's time for their one bad day, they reward us with the flavor, color, texture, health benefits of raising them right. Now I'm off to sort more elderberries & make a few goat milk products, because that's my type of "taking it easy" #foodforesting #permaculture #silvopasture #mothernatureknowsbest #realfood #realfoodinrealfoodform #pasturedpigs #balancedomegas #regenerativeagriculture #foraging #rotationalgrazing #forestedpigs #grassfedpigs #feedfreedom #grainfree #homesteadingright #antifarmer #rebelfarmer #badbaxterfarm

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We moved the bacon seeds to their second pen today. Here they will be trained to our electric netting. It’s better to train them inside of an enclosed area Incase they do happen to decide to bust through the fencing instead of backing up. Pigs are really smart and it only takes a few times bumping the fence to learn that they are better off staying back from it. After that, we can easily contain them even as powerful 250+ pounders as we rotate them through our woods. It won’t be long now until they will move into the woods and live as the happiest pigs around. #pasturedpork #pigsinthewoods #forestedpigs #rotationalgrazing @premier1supplies #permaculture #homestead #homesteading #growyourownfood #farmtotable #knowyourfarmer

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About four-eight week’s old is my favorite piglet age. They play a lot #piglets #play #playful #playfulpiglets #pigsinthewoods #piggies #pig #pigs #farmlife #frederickcountymd #forestedpigs #koofiesnaturalliving #koofiesnaturallivingfarm

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Cuteness alert! Listen carefully and you can hear them blowing bubbles. It’s going to be super hot this weekend, so we ran the hose in the pig area to let them build a wallow. We wouldn’t want them living in mud all the time, but this area drains quickly.

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Running an electric fence in the woods was more work than we thought!

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The pigs are loving the new “self-serve” feeder we built for them. Not only does it allow them to eat throughout the day as they choose, but it allows us to load up to 250lbs of feed if we want to get away for a few days and not trouble our neighbor with sticking to a feeding schedule. All they need to do is swing by and check on everyone. #winwin

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Em wants pigs so badly. We have discussed that they don’t stay piglets and that they would be for food. She says she’s ok with it. So we went and visited some very happy pigs to see what kind of setup we should be building. I can’t believe she talked me into pigs!! Share any resources you think might help our adventure 😁🐷 . #pig #pork #knowyourfood #bacon #seacoastnh #smallfarm #pigpen #seacoastfrugalfarmhouse #garden #growfood #compost #forestedpigs #homestead #simplelife #simplefood

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My little Chili Pepper 😂❤️🌶 as happy as a hog could be! Pork is the one meat i will NEVER eat unless i know it had a fantastic life outside. Hogs are as smart as dogs, and 3 year old children😳and because of that, i believe they are the most abused in our terrible #americanfoodsystem . Trust me i know, the poultry, egg, dairy and cattle and practically ALL animal product systems in the US are terrible too (that’s why you NEED to know your farmer!) but hogs have it worst in my opinion. I REALLY believe every pork eater should read the book Pig Tails before they take their next bite. Tonight we will be enjoying pasture/wood lot raised pork hotdogs, who were processed at a Animal Welfare Approved processor just an hour away, and we’re born on our farm. Getting to grow our own food is now a privilege, and an honor. Please, if you can’t make the change to know where all your meat comes from, at LEAST find a pasture/wood lot pig farmer that is HAPPY to show you around their farm, where pigs get to root, run, play, graze, and hunt for grubs. They deserve it, and you’ll be eating the most delicious, happy and healthy pork you’ve ever had! #bluewhistlerfarm #kunekune #kunekunepigs

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The water trough makes a nice hot tub. Someone is always in it. #pigsinwater #happypigs #forestedpigs #woodlotpigs

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Oh these boys are kind of crazy sometimes. Happy pigs! #forestedpigs #homegrownwife #pork #farmlife #countrylife #Minnesota #pastureraisedmeat #growyourown

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The Porkmaster Kiss! An artistic fusion of vintage heritage hogs..... #artisanpork #artisanfarmers #porkmasterpig #hogfarmer #hawg #forestedpigs #craftpork

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It takes a lot of water to make yummy bacon!! Does that mean eating bacon is as essential to life as water?? YES!! #farmerlogic #barnyardantics #libertytracefarm #pasturedpork #forestedpigs #mimicnature #pastureraisedmeat #farmlife #pigsbeingpigs #pigsraisedoutdoors #baconislife

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where pigs are allowed to be pigs . #forestedpigs #rusticpastures

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We moved everybody to new pasture today. Instead of chowing down the pigs decided to bury themselves under the trees while the goat watched in amazement. #relieffromtheheat #isitfallyet #sendsomecoldmyway #pasturedpigs #forestedpigs #idahopasturepigs #nigeriandwarfgoat #freshpasture #farmlife #homestead #thehomesteadfamily

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Congratulations, Pâté!!! Thirteen wee piglets! What better way to celebrate #nationalpigday ?! #heritagepigs #wattlelitsas #nofarrowingpens #forestedpigs #texasfarm #happymeattastesbetter #chubbydogfarm

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📸by @chubbydogfarm #Farm555 Our #thebarryfarm #redwattles are getting some size on them. We’ll be separating out a couple for possible @cochon555 dallas offerings, and of course offer #wattlelitsas as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ #artisanpork #heritagepigs #happypork #forestedpigs #nongmo #nohormones #noantibiotics #nosoy #happymeattastesbetter #chubbydogfarm VIEW DETAILS & GRAB TICKETS FOR #COCHON555 #DALLAS 2/11 —> j.mp/555DAL2018

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Our #thebarryfarm #redwattles are getting some size on them. We’ll be separating out a couple for possible @cochon555 dallas offerings, and of course offer #wattlelitsas as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ #artisanpork #heritagepigs #happypork #forestedpigs #nongmo #nohormones #noantibiotics #nosoy #happymeattastesbetter #chubbydogfarm

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It never gets old watching new babies born on the farm! They are so cute and cuddly at this tiny size, aren't they? #babieswiththeirmommas #naturalbirth #forestedpigs #sows #piglets #3to300lbsin9months #thatsfast #jlgreenfarm

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Our piglets are born in the forest and stay with their mommas until they are about 8 weeks old. They are then weaned and put on pasture and once big enough trained to a one strand electric fence and go back to the forest. We love pigs! If you want to read more about our process, here's where you can find it...https://www.jlgreenfarm.com/topic/forested_pork #jlgreenfarm #pastureraised #forestedpigs #babypiglets #socute

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Watching pigs explore new paddocks of forest every week is one of the many reasons I love farming. #newthings #loveyourjob #farmlife #forestedpigs #jlgreenfarm #naturalhabitat #explore

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Meet the new babies! 7 days old or younger and playing with their siblings. Can you imagine having that many kiddos to raise at once? Hats off to these mommas. #naturalhabitat #forestedpigs #newbabies #bornandraisedonfarm #shenandoahvalley #virginia #jlgreenfarm #pigs

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All loaded up and ready to go feed the piggies breakfast. #gmofree #grains #forestedpigs #rotationalgrazing #breakfast #jlgreenfarm

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Fresh salad greens and cucumbers from @planttoharvest with J&L Green farm beef and chicken sure makes a great summer salad. #grassfedbeef #forestedpigs #farmtofork #yummy

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Pigs moving across the road, from the pastures to the forest and boy are they happy! It's about 15 degrees cooler in the shade of the forest. Lots of things to find and eat. #rotationalgrazing #forestedpigs #pasturedpork #jlgreenfarm

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Finding new ground... #forestedpigs #pasturedpork

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We had the most amazing time visiting a local farm this morning with @balancededgeoils and seeing these "forested" pigs. They were some really happy pigs! #dayatthefarm #happypigs #happykids #forestedpigs #pasturedpork #instagood #responsiblefarming #gmofree #organic #grassfed #paleo #cleaneating #whole30

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Pigs will be harvested in a week! We still have one available if anyone wants pastured/forested pork in their freezer! We are asking $5/lb hanging weight for Berkshires plus cutting and wrapping. You get to pick the types of cuts you want and how much you want per package. Please ask if you want more info! #pasturedpork #forestedpigs #properlyraised #beachviewfarm #whidbeyisland #oakharbor #supportlocalfarmers

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Dough Family Dinner Caramelized Onion Tart, Roasted Asparagus, In House Bacon wrapped Stone Fruit🍽 #Doughfamilydinner

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Our House made Italian Style @whitehurstfarms Bacon prepped for 🍽 #Doughfamilydinner

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SOLD OUT!!! ⚡️Dough Family Dinner Tonight! Strawberry Mango glazed @whitehurstfarms Fresh Ham, with Pineapple Rice, Apricot Cabbage Slaws 🍽 #doughfamilydinner

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Dough Family Dinner @ 6pm! Tonight: Strawberry Mango glazed @whitehurstfarms Fresh Ham, pineapple Rice and Apricot Cabbage Slaw. Come before we sell out! 🍽 #Doughfamilydinner

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From the mighty @whitehurstfarms Forested Pigs...we have started our in house curing and bacon journey! The flavor is unreal! More details to come! 🌲🐷🌲 #bettereveryday #Inhouse #values #farmtotable #forestedpigs #flavor #bacon # #tomballbakery #bakelife #cheflife #thisisoldtowntomball #oldtowntomball #tomballcafe #tomballcoffee #artisanbakery #janeandjohndough #bakery #tomballtx

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So we're taking the dive on raising a couple of pigs. Can you guess which ones we chose? #forestedpigs #letsbightoffmorethanwecanchew

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Forested pigs at #taranakifarm . The idea is the rotate the pigs through the bush so the dig up and disturb the grown, and then then move them on the the next cell before they do damage. There by fertilizing and digging the soil, stimulating growth. #pigs #freerange #endfactoryfarming #forestedpigs #eatlocal #suportyourfarmer #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom

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