Land Needs Animals Like Flowers Need Bees

Land Needs Animals Like Flowers Need Bees
What do the African Serengeti, the American plains, the Steppes of Mongolia, and the Pampas of Argentina all have in common? The grasslands covering these regions evolved in the presence of large herbivores. Without large herds of grazing animals, these ecosystems cease to function as they should. This is a...

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative agriculture is a practice that is increasingly gaining notice from the general public. However, within the farmer community — and beyond, more recently — there is some growing conflict on what regenerative actually means. Are all organic farms automatically “regenerative” without further action? Can farm animals be raised in...

What’s in a snack stick?

What’s in a snack stick?
So what is a snack stick?  A snack stick is essentially a small, shelf-stable sausage.  It can be made out of any kind of meat.  (We use non-GMO, pasture-raised pork for Roam Sticks.) There can be many variations of the quality of meat, sugars used, and artificial ingredients found in...

The Beauty of Pasture-Raised Pigs

The Beauty of Pasture-Raised Pigs
I’ve just walked back in from tending our pastured pigs.  The complete process, including rotating them to new pasture, takes about 30 minutes.  During that time I’ve watched purple martins dip and roll through the sky.  Listened to red winged blackbirds and western meadowlarks sing, and  heard woodpeckers tap, tap,...