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Potato planting in action 1960’s style. Our Gloucestershire old spot pigs have made such a good job turning over the soil in their paddock, we’ve decided to move our vegetables and let the pigs do the work on our old veg patch. The Massey Ferguson 135 and potato plant, certainly made light of the work! It’s now a waiting game.. #growyourown #farming #potatoes #gloucesteroldspot #cotswolds #warwickshire #shipstononstour #masseyferguson #tractor #freerange
Some fantastic free range Gloucester old spot Pork has just arrived up to Food 2 Remember. Proper and local produce. #food2remember #talbotyardfoodcourt #freerangemeatsonly #gloucesteroldspot #freerange #malton #visitmalton #proper #locallysourced
Impossibly littul!
These pigs just love laying in the sun in their woodland area. #gloucesteroldspot #woodlandpigs #greenspacetherapy #farmschool #carefarm
Gloucester Old Spot pork loin from North Yorkshire. Dry aged for 21 days to intensify the flavour. #northyorkshire #rarebreedpork #dryaged #dryagedmeat #gloucesteroldspot #roastpork #porkloin #yorkshirefood
Easter Sunday at @thegloucesteroldspot
It’s hot so it’s time for a porky dip! #pigs #gloucesteroldspot #hot #happyeaster
This is why I have wrecked a pair of boots in 3 weeks 😂 but they so cute #piglets #downthefarm #ilovemyjob #pigs #farmlife #gloucesteroldspot #pietrainpig
Spa day for the girls! #pigs #gloucesteroldspot #rbst #happypig
🚨🍨D E S S E R T. A L E R T. 🍨🚨 #clottedcream #parfait with macerated strawberries, fresh orange and mint. A refreshing and cool dessert for a warm #sunny ☀️ #easterweekend #gloucesteroldspot #thecotswolds #cheltenham #tewkesbury #gloucester #gloucestershire #alldayidreamaboutfood #pudding #dessertstagram
I have mixed feelings about farm parks. They rarely feel “authentic” (whatever that means) and I feel conflicted about the babyfieing of farming (including naming animals) and the googling (analogue ‘googling’) of farm animals. But there’s still a kid in me that gets excited on my daughter’s behalf about bottle-feeding lambs, so I get it, they’re cute. * Church Farm Stow Bardolph redeemed itself for any of these potential transactions as a rare breed farm. We saw Tamworths, British Lop and Gloucester Old Spot pigs (just 100s of breeding sows left in the world), and Black Wendesleydale, Bororay and Manx sheep (excuse poor spelling). Rare breed lambs and piglets are sold on for breeding and it was a privilege to see them. I wish we could look after all our wildlife better. I wish I had land to keep something special that needs saving, a rare breed. I wish we all ate better, used our money more wisely. I wish we had less intensive farming, and we all had a little bit of land. * #saveourrarebreeds #rarebreedsheep #rarebreedpigs #churchfarmstowbardolph #norfolkkids #norfolk #localbreed #tamworthpigs #gloucesteroldspot
Mark’s delicious Mill loaf, sliced Cotswold Crunch and a couple of his light and fluffy semi brioche burger buns - both sourdoughs are scrummy with gorgeous cured meats and salamis @saltpigcuring . . . . #delicious #curedmeats #gloucesteroldspot #pigs #sourdough #realbread #artistsoninstagram #artisan #chefs #rarebreed #local #business
Our new additions have arrived! 10 little piggies 🐖 🐽. #farmhousepigs #bnbpigs #suffolkpigs #largewhites #gloucesteroldspot #fieldtofork
Pig, pig, pig! Lovely to see all the ages of the pigs and two teeny piglets! The turkey was enjoying our viewing too!! @farmsforcitychildren . . . . . . . . . . #springtime #farm #farmers #pigs #turkeys #gloucesteroldspot #wickcourt #myfavouriteplace #couldspendhourshere #gloucestershire
Our beautiful girl Blossom is due to farrow her first litter in the next few weeks. You may recall pictures of her when she first arrived with the three spots making up a heart shape...is it me or does it look like there is an arrow going through it now? #gloucesteroldspot #carefarm #greenspacetherapy
Beautiful Gloucester Old Spot Shoulder from @primroseherd Cured and Air Dried with simple spices to let the pork stand out #gloucesteroldspot #pork #charcuterie #britishcharcuterie #airdried #madeincornwall
Spotty Lottie escaped 🤦🏻‍♀️ so got up close and personal to my family when they came for a visit 🤣 🐷 #happyfarming #gloucesteroldspot #pig #dartmoor #freerangemeat
Gloucester Old Spot Pork rack prepared and cooked by today’s class @harthillcookeryschool Contact us for any butchery courses . . . . #farmandfork #harthillcookeryschool #pork #porkrack #porkchops #bbq #bbqfood #cooking #cookeryschool #meat #freerange #gloucesteroldspot #instafood #butchersofinstagram
We are finally doing a farmers market! We will be at the new #localmadegrownfarmmarket in Palmyra on Saturdays starting on April 27th. Young James and I will be there with our @cngfarming produce, pastured Gloucester old spot pork, free range eggs, and James' brownies. #gloucesteroldspot #cngfarming #nongmo #reallocalrva #pasturedpork #farmlifebestlife #buylocal #fathersonfarming
FRESH WEENIES! These black & white piglets were born last night 😍 Good thing momma Rocky doesn’t mind sharing sharing with the other piglets, I’m not sure Red would be so generous... Pig milk is super high fat to fuel fast growth—these three litters are only about a week apart each! I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard it’s greasy. Can you imagine trying to milk a pig? #certifiedorganic #pasturedpork #pasturedpigs #gos #gloucesteroldspot
Two week dry aged, Gloucester old spot pork chops. Bit of braised red cabbage, mashed potatoes and Dijon. #pork #chops #gloucesteroldspot #pigs #smallholder #dinner #meat #protein #wow #dryaged #yummy #butcher #suffolk
Just in case it’s a bbq worthy weekend?!🤞☀️ keep frozen if not! Half boxes half the price😃 #bbq #dexterbeef #freerange #homereared #alfresco #gloucesteroldspot #properburgers
Jaw dropping.... just look at the level of fat on this rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pork leg, someone’s in for some really amazing crackling this weekend 💥💥 #pork #gloucesteroldspot #rarebreed #local #meat #crackling #food #foodie #foodiesofinstagram #butcher #butchery #butchershop #butchersofinstagram #cotswolds #gloucestershire #cheltenham #prestbury
I love this photo, such beautiful and intelligent animals. #gloucesteroldspot #pig #farm #countrylife #woods #organic #farmersam #spring
born yesterday, the new piglets are cozy under the heat lamp and snuggled against their mama! #gloucesteroldspot #piglets #echofarm #springtime
Two stunning ladies joined us today, settling in nicely before moving into their woodland run in a few weeks. Make sure you come and see them on Good Friday. #gloucesteroldspot #rarebreed #pigsofinstagram #smallholding #kent #goodfridaymarket
Lambing in full swing @churchfarmstowbardolph. Had such a fun time walking around the farm and seeing all the wonderful rare breed animals - they all look so happy and relaxed. You can feed the lambs, pet the goats, sheep and rabbits or have fun in the indoor play area, outside in the tractor track or in the HUGE sandpit. You can spend all day here, it really is a lovely and fun rare breeds farm. Review to follow shortly on the website but I was a child again!!
Never sure what’s next! #gloucesteroldspot #fieldtofork #tocutetocook
Oink oink! Thank you Beyonce for starting our Spring Babies event in style! Her gorgeous piglets began to arrive at 14:53 on 6th April 😍 #SpringBabies #piglets #Gloucesteroldspot #rarebreed
Goosey the pig whisperer. She scratched it on its side and it just flopped over, stuck its legs out and oinked grumpily at her if she dared stop! @orange_elephant_ice_cream #orangeelephant #pig #gloucesteroldspot #pigwhisperer #devonlife
At least pips always there to give me sympathy for my self inflicted hangover #pigs #gloucesteroldspot #sundayvibe
Little bit of a rough day today , but it's all good. Went to get a new boar, who is at this point unloadable. So bummed out, cause we really need a man for our two #gloucesteroldspot girls, and he is a good lookin dude. Smoking brakes on the way home extended our unsuccessful trip by over an hour, but we made it back to the #farm intact, with a stop off for parts. Came home to find my Jane magnolia lookin gorgeous, and my peonies coming up (weeding courtesy of my awesome soon-to-be daughter in law) I am blessed with awesome family and friends, and even through the struggles my Lord is with me and brings beauty and joy into my life! #farmlife #beauty #springtime
10 happy 🐷 in the woods! Only one wanna be escape artist so far. @gofarm_mass @atkinsfarmsfarm #gloucesteroldspot #pasturedpigs #pigsinthewoods #farm19
These Old Spots were happy to return down the hill to the “summer condo.” Happy pigs make tasty pork. Get in touch if you’re interested in a pork share. #notfactoryfarmed #hillvalleyfarm #pasturedpork #northernmichiganfarming #gloucesteroldspot
A chunky selection of Homemead Farm pork going to a happy home later . We have a fresh batch of chickens due on Saturday. All around 100 days growing time to bring them to 2.5-3kg a bird. These are not factory farmed in 30 days for quick turnover and that shows in the flavour . Next week we'll have beef boxes for the remaining 1/4 of beef shorthorn. That can either be bought as 1/4 (if you have a significant freezer) or 1/8s. DM for cut list . . . . #farming #farminguk #pigfarm #gloucesteroldspot #petrain #petrainpigs #countrylife #sustainablefood #chicken #musclefood #greatoutdoors #livestock #happyfarming #happypigs #somerset #freerange #outdoorreared #outdoorrearedpigs #sundayroast #sundaylunch #shoulderofpork #homegrown #protein #farmsnotfactories #endfactoryfarming
Having a good old rummage in the dirt! Happy piggy! #happyfarming #dartmoor #pig #gloucesteroldspot
No wonder everyone in the village stops me to ask how the pigs are when you get a greeting like this on the footpath! #britishcoastalwalks #walking #pigs #piglets #gloucesteroldspot
A little piggy amongst the bluebells! 🐽❤️ A new Gloucester Old Spot brooch I’ve been working on this morning ☀️🐖 #needlefelting #needlefelt #brooch #handmade #handmadebrooch #felt #pig #gloucesteroldspot #craftersofinstagram
Some Joyce farms old spot belly rolled with sausage. Fatty goodness. #joycefarms #butchery #gloucesteroldspot #pig #pork #swine #tasty #porkbelly #fattygoodness #heirloom #heritage
Patiently waiting on this love bug to welcome her little ones. Just look at the size of that belly! . MY little one takes great joy in rubbing that big soft belly and waiting for the wee souls inside to bump back. It's pure magic. . Pigs really are some of my favourite animals ever. 🐷💗 . Strangers to the farm are often shocked to see my little girl snuggling this 600 lb + beauty, but the magic of it is - Pearl knows my girl is just little. She is calm and patient with her and is quick to lie down when she sees her coming - little kids in the paddock are a sure sign belly rubs are on the way! . Of course we are always careful and mindful of her size ( a misplaced step can mean broken toes and a toss of those big ears can land you on your behind ) but for the most part, Pearl is a gentle giant. . Pearl is a special girl - she is one half of the only breeding pair of Gloucester Old Spot pigs in Western Canada. Her litter will mean the breed has a chance to come back. . Old Spots are hands down the friendliest and most gentle pig breed we've raised. The ears over the eyes mean they don't see so well, but are super docile. Other pig breeds like Tamworths can get high-strung like a terrier... but never Pearl. She is calm, cool and collected and happy to sleep (and fart) at your feet in the sunshine all day if you'll let her. 😆 . So grateful my kids are growing up with the chance to learn empathy and compassion, responsibility and care from sweethearts like Pearl. . . . #heritagepork #heritagepigs #rarebreed #endangeredspecies #gloucesteroldspot #familyfarm #farmkids #littleandbrave #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #freerangekids #thefraservalley #farming #farmanimals #farmanimalsofinstagram #farm_snaps #sustainablelifestyle #sustainableag #homesteading #pocket_farms #baconseeds
Ever decreasing....piglets
Sandy... 🐽 Because life's all about the sheep on the farm at the moment and this beaut and her growing family inside her are all just watching the chaos. #farmfamilytime #farmlife #pigs #piggies #gloucesteroldspot #lambing2019 #famerswife #sandypants #mumtobe #farmersweekly
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