Lard Products- In the old days everything was made with lard. Well made lard from healthy outdoor pigs is an exceedingly stable, exceptionally moisturizing and deeply nutritious substance.
To enjoy the vast majority of our products you must become a member as our members own all of the animals on our farm and all of the production that comes from them. New memberships with our farm are available on a limited basis and we only take members primarily interested in our meat- the driver of our regenerative farming methods. Unfortunately we can not accommodate members who are primarily interested in milk and/or eggs. Please contact us either through our website or by calling Alice at 720 900 9494 if you are interested in learning about our memberships.
Cattle: Our cattle make amazing beef. We raise Dexter and Lowline beef cattle because of their resilience, docility, small size, great mothering and easy finishing. It's much easier to finish one of these animals for great beef on grass than it is most any other cows. We feed our ruminants exclusively on fresh green pasture and hay. But being 100% grass fed isn't enough, plenty of cattle are not being properly rotated and this can be very destructive in a brittle environment like ours. We holistically manage our pastures using rotational grazing to ensure that we are constantly improving our soils and building soil organic matter in our grass ecosystem. Our cattle sequester carbon while making amazing beef. This creates the cleanest, most nutrient dense beef available.
Dairy Cattle: Our dairy cows are additionally getting our freshly sprouted wheat every day. Their milk exclusively contains the A2 beta-casein protein also found in human milk and not the A1 beta-casein protein found in 99%+ of other dairy animals that is associated with diabetes, heart disease, autism etc.
The cows we are currently milking are Jersey, Normande and Dexter crosses. We have started breeding the Dexters into our dairy herd as they have vitamin A in their milk (like buffalo, ewe and goat milk) instead of the yellow beta-carotene most cows create which is difficult for about half of our human population to convert into the essential nutrient vitamin A. Vitamin A is not available in any non-animal products (they call it vitamin A, but it is actually beta-carotene or some other carotenoid which some people can convert easily to vitamin A). Dexter milk additionally contains smaller fat molecules than typical cow milks which also makes them easier to digest and makes the milk naturally homogenized.
Sheep: We raise Clun Forest sheep along with a few Blue Faced Leicesters. Clun Forest sheep are a critically endangered breed. They are small, efficient graziers who do well on marginal pastures and have great mothering qualities. They also make a delicious, full flavored 100% grass fed lamb without any gaminess and have beautiful, strong, easy to spin wool. When crossed with BFLs, their wool becomes amazing- strong, soft, lustrous and still easy to work with.
We holistically manage our sheep with our dairy herd, constantly rotating them through our pastures in order to maximize flerd (flock/ herd) health and growth along with pasture photosynthesis, organic matter and diversity.
Pigs: 98%+ of our pigs' diet comes from the waste stream. Our pigs eat high quality, pre-consumer waste from Isabelle Farm, CU, Sister Carmen, Moxie Bread Company, spent brewers grains from Post Brewery and a great deal of our own farm waste including the offal from our butchering, excess eggs, whey left over from our dairy production, and weeds from our gardens (yes, pigs are omnivores). The great majority of it is not grain based and the grains they do consume are generally sprouted or fermented making them vastly more digestible and nutritious. This makes for an incredibly flavorful pork. Since our pigs are not exclusively eating organic food, we periodically test their fat for glyphosate (where you would find it first) and it has never been detected. Most pastured pork is raised primarily on grains (pigs find very few available calories on pasture- they are creatures of the forests), which organic or not, are not very nutritious for them- can you imagine how healthy you’d be if 90% of your diet were grains? Our pigs live outside, rotating through areas of the farm that need a boost in organic matter and biological life while creating the compost we use to feed our vegetable gardens.
Poultry: We have just lost our entire flock to an avian flu outbreak. They survived beautifully, but have been put down according to USDA protocols. We hope to rebuild the flock in 2023. We raise our own birds in a truly free range system eating whatever they find. They are not in chicken tractors or indoors, they go where they choose and eat what they choose on our primary 27 acres. Chickens and turkeys (when exercising their free will) spend most of their time in forests eating berries and grubs and whatnot. We have been working at creating the best habitat we can for them by planting bird friendly shrubs and trees while providing them with fresh sprouted wheat and sunflower seeds along with fresh fruits and veggies from the waste stream year round. Geese and ducks do normally spend a lot of time in pastures as they can readily eat and digest grasses. You will often find our ducks and geese out in our pastures following our cattle and sheep while eating the insect life they find in and around the cow pies and ewe berries, breaking parasite cycles and creating amazing eggs and meat as they go. Like the cattle, sheep and pigs, our birds work tirelessly to improve the biological life of our soils and create the compost we use for our on farm heating systems and veggie gardens.
Wool Products- We have wonderful people who help us sheer our Clun Forrest Sheep and clean, spin and knit our wool. We sell raw fleeces ($12-$15/lb), roving ($2/oz), yarn ($18/skein) and finished wool products like sweaters, hats and socks.