Gloucestershire old spots
Our antibiotic free pork comes from our pigs raised here on the farm. These pigs are raised free to decide between the pasture and their stall. We provide 24 hour access to the outside, hay, water, and grain. The free access to grass makes the flavor and texture of our pork stand out amongst the rest. These piggies receive daily scratches and our table scraps as treats. We are striving to move our pigs through the woods and pasture allowing them to eat roots, grubs, and native vegetation. This rotation will be instrumental in managing both invasives and marginal land.
CLUN FOREST SHEEP
Our lambs are grass-fed and antibiotic free. Our sheep are dual purpose; providing both meat and fiber. Our fiber is available at our shop or as an add-on to your monthly CSA delivery. Our lambs are handled daily which makes them a farm favorite for visitors and our family. We move our lambs regularly through a practice called Mob Grazing. This practice helps the soil sequester more carbon, helping all of us fight climate change...one little lamb at a time.
We raise grass-fed, antibiotic free, Scottish Highland Cattle. These cows are small, slow growing, and a more primitive breed. Their meat is lower in fat, cholesterol, and has a deeper flavor than traditional beef breeds. We use them to maintain our marginal pastures. Their ability to thrive on low quality land reduces the amount of tractor work needed to maintain our open areas. We no longer have to brush hog any of our open ground. Our management style reduces soil compaction, increases the soils ability to sequester carbon, assists in management of invasives, and allows native successional species to thrive side by side with the our cows.
Our antibiotic free chicken comes from our birds raised on pasture, following both the sheep and highlanders reducing their parasites. They do their best work breaking apart manure for grubs which makes more nutrients available for the soil. This constant rotation keeps our birds moving away from their own nitrogen rich manure. This rotation allows them to live best life free from foot pad dermatitis, commonly found in conventional chicken production.