#letpigsbepigs

A bit of our very own 50% grass fed pork tenderloin. We raised these mule foot pigs on 5 acres, part woodland, part grass. We rotationally grazed them on organic pasture and supplemented them every other day with a few pounds of a non-gmo locally grown feed mixture. They ran a lot, squealed a lot, rooted, crunched acorns, rolled in a sloppy creek bed to cool off this summer, and bundled together in the leaves this fall. They were pretty wild, even for a heritage breed. Was great to have them, but also great to see them go. The flavor is out of this world. A leaner meat, so the cooking is a little different. But on my plate, this pork is deemed pure gold. ((swipe left to see the meat color raw)) #nothinglikeit #mulefoot #homegrownpork #morethanpastureraised #letpigsbepigs #hotlinetrained #originalpork #smokeinchimneys
Smoke In Chimneys

A bit of our very own 50% grass fed pork tenderloin. We raised these mule foot pigs on 5 acres, part woodland, part grass. We rotationally grazed them on organic pasture and supplemented them every other day with a few pounds of a non-gmo locally grown feed mixture. They ran a lot, squealed a lot, rooted, crunched acorns, rolled in a sloppy creek bed to cool off this summer, and bundled together in the leaves this fall. They were pretty wild, even for a heritage breed. Was great to have them, but also great to see them go. The flavor is out of this world. A leaner meat, so the cooking is a little different. But on my plate, this pork is deemed pure gold. ((swipe left to see the meat color raw)) #nothinglikeit #mulefoot #homegrownpork #morethanpastureraised #letpigsbepigs #hotlinetrained #originalpork #smokeinchimneys

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He was so busy, he didn't even know I was there!πŸ˜‚
@sethjames_7uranch  and @liam_allen_double_a_pork  have been creating some carefully monitored "disturbance" in areas that are just too stubborn to change.  Seed is then thrown on and the difference is pretty amazing.  We'll see this spring, what last year's work accomplished!
#letpigsbepigs #donttrytobesomethingyourenot #walnutgrovepork #doubleapork #7uranch
Raini Allen

He was so busy, he didn't even know I was there!πŸ˜‚
@sethjames_7uranch and @liam_allen_double_a_pork have been creating some carefully monitored "disturbance" in areas that are just too stubborn to change. Seed is then thrown on and the difference is pretty amazing. We'll see this spring, what last year's work accomplished!
#letpigsbepigs #donttrytobesomethingyourenot #walnutgrovepork #doubleapork #7uranch

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P proudly showing off her muddy mug #minipig #notsomini #letpigsbepigs #muddypig #alpineca #masseyranch
Bethany Massey

P proudly showing off her muddy mug #minipig #notsomini #letpigsbepigs #muddypig #alpineca #masseyranch

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The only pig in a blanket I want to see this Christmas! 😍 #friendsnotfood #letpigsbepigs #cutenessoverload  #meonchristmasday πŸ·πŸ–πŸ½
Sinead Ann

The only pig in a blanket I want to see this Christmas! 😍 #friendsnotfood #letpigsbepigs #cutenessoverload #meonchristmasday πŸ·πŸ–πŸ½

πŸ’¬ 3Juno

This is why pastured pork is FAR better than CAFO pork. Sunshine (translates to higher vitamin D for you!), grass to graze and access to naturally occurring minerals...none of which is available to any hog raised on concrete in a factory farm. Not to mention the low stress and humane treatment that we ensure from start to finish. I don’t throw around the hashtag #pighugsandbellyrubs for nothing. ❀️ Lots of love, care and attention to detail goes into all we do @phillipsfamilyfarm. Everything from rotational pasture management, providing them with non-GMO feed, to...I kid you not...pig hugs and belly rubs. ❀️🐽❀️
C A R L A P H I L L I P S

This is why pastured pork is FAR better than CAFO pork. Sunshine (translates to higher vitamin D for you!), grass to graze and access to naturally occurring minerals...none of which is available to any hog raised on concrete in a factory farm. Not to mention the low stress and humane treatment that we ensure from start to finish. I don’t throw around the hashtag #pighugsandbellyrubs for nothing. ❀️ Lots of love, care and attention to detail goes into all we do @phillipsfamilyfarm. Everything from rotational pasture management, providing them with non-GMO feed, to...I kid you not...pig hugs and belly rubs. ❀️🐽❀️

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Christmas tree decoration. A pig having fun in the snow. Β£10 each plus post  #hultonartpottery #letpigsbepigs #madeinengland
hulton art pottery

Christmas tree decoration. A pig having fun in the snow. Β£10 each plus post #hultonartpottery #letpigsbepigs #madeinengland

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It boggles my mind that the vast majority of pigs in this country aren’t allowed to be pigs. These heritage breed sows are such amazing mothers, especially when their babies are brand new and a fraction of their size. Pigs are such intelligent, social animalsπŸ’—
Scrumble Wood Farm

It boggles my mind that the vast majority of pigs in this country aren’t allowed to be pigs. These heritage breed sows are such amazing mothers, especially when their babies are brand new and a fraction of their size. Pigs are such intelligent, social animalsπŸ’—

πŸ’¬ 4Rise

Ummm... I'll come back later. (We can't stop laughing about the strange grunts!) πŸ˜‚#pasturedpigs #letpigsbepigs #farmsteadfun
Dayna Burtness

Ummm... I'll come back later. (We can't stop laughing about the strange grunts!) πŸ˜‚#pasturedpigs #letpigsbepigs #farmsteadfun

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At Nettle Valley Farm

This would be the only sunlight an intensively farmed pig might ever see, confined to a shed or a shelter with no access to outside. But lucky for the pigs at our farm it's not intensive. All the pigs are out grazing the paddocks as happy as Larry. Why government wants to change the rules for small free range pig farms and the animals that are benefiting from living a true piggy life is totally beyond me and makes me sad and ashamed to be human. πŸ˜₯ #smallscalefarming
L A U R E N M A T H E R S

This would be the only sunlight an intensively farmed pig might ever see, confined to a shed or a shelter with no access to outside. But lucky for the pigs at our farm it's not intensive. All the pigs are out grazing the paddocks as happy as Larry. Why government wants to change the rules for small free range pig farms and the animals that are benefiting from living a true piggy life is totally beyond me and makes me sad and ashamed to be human. πŸ˜₯ #smallscalefarming

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Today we give gratitude for these creatures, as we say goodbye. We give gratitude for their companionship, the lessons they taught us and the sustenance they will provide our amazing customers. Pigs are endlessly amazing creatures and these guys are already missed! (Background music: Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers'.)
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#compassionatecarnivore #pasturedpigs #happypigs #gratitude #knowyourfarmer #knowyourmeat #nongmo #letpigsbepigs #baconitswhatsfordinner #madelia
Alternative Roots Farm

Today we give gratitude for these creatures, as we say goodbye. We give gratitude for their companionship, the lessons they taught us and the sustenance they will provide our amazing customers. Pigs are endlessly amazing creatures and these guys are already missed! (Background music: Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers'.)
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#compassionatecarnivore #pasturedpigs #happypigs #gratitude #knowyourfarmer #knowyourmeat #nongmo #letpigsbepigs #baconitswhatsfordinner #madelia

πŸ’¬ 1Mayfair
At Alternative Roots Farm

They're here! They're here in all their spotted piggy perfection. Good job Carolina, but next time in a hut please! Xoxo
#teamspot #LetPigsBePigs
#FreeRange #forestpigs #berkroc
Linc Farm @Southbrook

They're here! They're here in all their spotted piggy perfection. Good job Carolina, but next time in a hut please! Xoxo
#teamspot #LetPigsBePigs
#FreeRange #forestpigs #berkroc

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At Linc Farm at Southbrook

These 4 cuties joined the farm yesterday. ❀️🐽🐽🐽🐽 .
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#pastured #letpigsbepigs #bacon #baconbits #toosoon
C A R L A P H I L L I P S

These 4 cuties joined the farm yesterday. ❀️🐽🐽🐽🐽 .
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#pastured #letpigsbepigs #bacon #baconbits #toosoon

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Pigs + grapevines ❀️❀️❀️
#happypigs #pigsinthewoods #letpigsbepigs
lizhada

Pigs + grapevines ❀️❀️❀️
#happypigs #pigsinthewoods #letpigsbepigs

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At Skyline Camp And Retreat Center

Yay! We came home to 14 precious little #baconseeds yesterday evening! Everyone is up and moving around, and #blackbetty is taking great care of everyone 😍 #eazyefarms #pasturedpork #heritagepork #nature #letpigsbepigs #southtx #supportlocalfarmers #knowyourfarmerknowyourfood #womenwhofarm
EAZY E FARMS

Yay! We came home to 14 precious little #baconseeds yesterday evening! Everyone is up and moving around, and #blackbetty is taking great care of everyone 😍 #eazyefarms #pasturedpork #heritagepork #nature #letpigsbepigs #southtx #supportlocalfarmers #knowyourfarmerknowyourfood #womenwhofarm

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At Eazy E Farms

Pigs are happy to be on fresh pasture. #farm #pig #letpigsbepigs #organic #homestead
Debra Marie Edwards

Pigs are happy to be on fresh pasture. #farm #pig #letpigsbepigs #organic #homestead

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Little pigs moved into their big wooded paddock this evening. Can't tell if they like it 😊 #pigsinthewoods #letpigsbepigs #tinytractors
lizhada

Little pigs moved into their big wooded paddock this evening. Can't tell if they like it 😊 #pigsinthewoods #letpigsbepigs #tinytractors

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At Skyline Camp And Retreat Center

Sunbathing πŸ–β€οΈ These are a few of my favourite things #letpigsbepigs #slowlife
Valene πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Sunbathing πŸ–β€οΈ These are a few of my favourite things #letpigsbepigs #slowlife

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At Riverdale Park

Probably going to lose a few followers but it honestly upsets me so much, especially seeing as I have had to deal with the repercussions of this with Mr Pig and even just when it comes to selling my piglets there is so many people I have turned away because they just want "the smallest one" or people asking me if they can have them from as early as 2 weeks old! #letpigsbepigs #nosuchthingasmicro #responsiblefarming #responsiblepigbreeding #kunekune #pig #walledgardenkunes
🐷Molly🐷Mr Pig🐷Harry🐷Ronald🐷

Probably going to lose a few followers but it honestly upsets me so much, especially seeing as I have had to deal with the repercussions of this with Mr Pig and even just when it comes to selling my piglets there is so many people I have turned away because they just want "the smallest one" or people asking me if they can have them from as early as 2 weeks old! #letpigsbepigs #nosuchthingasmicro #responsiblefarming #responsiblepigbreeding #kunekune #pig #walledgardenkunes

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Happy, fat, pasture piggies!! #farm #pigs #tamworth #homestead #letpigsbepigs
Debra Marie Edwards

Happy, fat, pasture piggies!! #farm #pigs #tamworth #homestead #letpigsbepigs

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Ginny is in the maternity pen! She's due the 27th. This will be her 4th litter with us and they will be half Berkshire half Gloucestershire Old Spot. We have been very happy with this cross so far! #pigletssoon #berkshire #gloucestershireoldspot #heritagepigs #letpigsbepigs
Cassie and Nate

Ginny is in the maternity pen! She's due the 27th. This will be her 4th litter with us and they will be half Berkshire half Gloucestershire Old Spot. We have been very happy with this cross so far! #pigletssoon #berkshire #gloucestershireoldspot #heritagepigs #letpigsbepigs

πŸ’¬ 7Ludwig

The pig barn is a work in progress but we are figuring things out. What works and what doesn't. This batch of piglets is getting weaned this week and going to their new homes the following! We also have 2 girls due very soon which will be the first piglets born here at our new farm. We are getting stalls cleaned out and ready for them! We are behind from last year for getting pigs out on pasture but we need the grass to be long enough to do so. We are almost there! #pigbarn #springishere #heritagepigs #gloucestershireoldspot #berkshire #piglets #letpigsbepigs
Cassie and Nate

The pig barn is a work in progress but we are figuring things out. What works and what doesn't. This batch of piglets is getting weaned this week and going to their new homes the following! We also have 2 girls due very soon which will be the first piglets born here at our new farm. We are getting stalls cleaned out and ready for them! We are behind from last year for getting pigs out on pasture but we need the grass to be long enough to do so. We are almost there! #pigbarn #springishere #heritagepigs #gloucestershireoldspot #berkshire #piglets #letpigsbepigs

πŸ’¬ 2Mayfair

A look into the pig barn. It's very much a work in progress still but here where Ricky and Ginny are will be the communal winter area where they will have lots of straw and hay to bury themselves in.  This will save our pastures and keep the pigs out of the mud. On the end are 2 stalls that momma pigs will farrow in. On the opposite side of the that wall are 3 of our younger pigs. Everyone else will be moved over Friday or Saturday! Looking forward to farm progess. #heritagepigs #happypigs #letpigsbepigs #berkshire #gloucestershireoldspot #farmlife
Cassie and Nate

A look into the pig barn. It's very much a work in progress still but here where Ricky and Ginny are will be the communal winter area where they will have lots of straw and hay to bury themselves in. This will save our pastures and keep the pigs out of the mud. On the end are 2 stalls that momma pigs will farrow in. On the opposite side of the that wall are 3 of our younger pigs. Everyone else will be moved over Friday or Saturday! Looking forward to farm progess. #heritagepigs #happypigs #letpigsbepigs #berkshire #gloucestershireoldspot #farmlife

πŸ’¬ 2Mayfair

Finally caught them playing outside! #gloucestershireoldspot #heritagepigs #piglets #letpigsbepigs
Cassie and Nate

Finally caught them playing outside! #gloucestershireoldspot #heritagepigs #piglets #letpigsbepigs

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Lol true!!! I like this... #keepurhandsclean #letpigsbepigs #dontloweryourself 😘 HAPPY MONDAY!!!
Frannie Esparza

Lol true!!! I like this... #keepurhandsclean #letpigsbepigs #dontloweryourself 😘 HAPPY MONDAY!!!

πŸ’¬ 0Mayfair

Oh Cho, I'm going to miss you silly girl 😒 Cho has moved on to do her next best job, nourishing us. Unfortunately after purchasing her the end of March,  she never showed signs of heat or pregnancy. The realities of farming are moments like these. These animals have a purpose here on the farm and if they aren't able to do their job, they have to do the next best thing. It's incredibly disappointing but these things happen. Our 4 Berkshire growers went to butcher as well, including Miss Piggy who I raised from 2 weeks old. Hard day but what made me stay strong was the fact these pigs were loved. They were happy. No stress even at the very end. I loved each and every one of them and I can confidently say they had a good life here getting to just be pigs. #pasturedpork #farrowtofinish #realitiesoffarming #happypigs #letpigsbepigs #farmlife
Cassie and Nate

Oh Cho, I'm going to miss you silly girl 😒 Cho has moved on to do her next best job, nourishing us. Unfortunately after purchasing her the end of March, she never showed signs of heat or pregnancy. The realities of farming are moments like these. These animals have a purpose here on the farm and if they aren't able to do their job, they have to do the next best thing. It's incredibly disappointing but these things happen. Our 4 Berkshire growers went to butcher as well, including Miss Piggy who I raised from 2 weeks old. Hard day but what made me stay strong was the fact these pigs were loved. They were happy. No stress even at the very end. I loved each and every one of them and I can confidently say they had a good life here getting to just be pigs. #pasturedpork #farrowtofinish #realitiesoffarming #happypigs #letpigsbepigs #farmlife

πŸ’¬ 1Ludwig

I'm sure I say this everytime but these piglets are the CUTEST! 😍 Myrtle is being such a good momma to them. #berkshire #heritagepigs #piglets #nestsnotcrates #saynotofarrowingcrates #letpigsbepigs
Cassie and Nate

I'm sure I say this everytime but these piglets are the CUTEST! 😍 Myrtle is being such a good momma to them. #berkshire #heritagepigs #piglets #nestsnotcrates #saynotofarrowingcrates #letpigsbepigs

πŸ’¬ 0Nashville

They are growing so fast!!!! Over a week old already. Luna is a superb momma. Right up there with Candy. A good mothering instinct is so critical to what we do. No farrowing crates, just natural piggy momma behavior. It makes my job so much easier and all of our pigs happier. #luna #letpigsbepigs #gloucestershireoldspot #berkshire #piglets #heritagepigs #farmlife
Cassie and Nate

They are growing so fast!!!! Over a week old already. Luna is a superb momma. Right up there with Candy. A good mothering instinct is so critical to what we do. No farrowing crates, just natural piggy momma behavior. It makes my job so much easier and all of our pigs happier. #luna #letpigsbepigs #gloucestershireoldspot #berkshire #piglets #heritagepigs #farmlife

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Happy pig in her mud hole. πŸ˜„
Abigail

Happy pig in her mud hole. πŸ˜„

πŸ’¬ 2Hudson

Our little friends are covered in mud! #Wallowing helps cool the #piggies down (they don't have #sweat glands like us) and the #mud also acts as protection from the #sun! 🐽🐷🐽🐷 #sustainablefarming #letpigsbepigs #turnyournoseup #farmsnotfactories #pig #pigsofinstagram #meetyourmeat
3 Sisters Family Farm & Market

Our little friends are covered in mud! #Wallowing helps cool the #piggies down (they don't have #sweat glands like us) and the #mud also acts as protection from the #sun! 🐽🐷🐽🐷 #sustainablefarming #letpigsbepigs #turnyournoseup #farmsnotfactories #pig #pigsofinstagram #meetyourmeat

πŸ’¬ 1Dogpatch

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ #letpigsbepigs 🐽
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πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ #letpigsbepigs 🐽

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