grazeagainstthemachine Photos & Videos

3 weeks ago

Muchas Gracias to Ozark Akerz ( @ozarkakerz ) who hosted part of our team today. We went to learn about regenerative agriculture and the Pineywoods Cattle, an endangered heritage breed that was brought from Spain to Cuba and into the Southeastern US. After 400 years of adaptation, they’re uniquely suited to NC, disease resistant, and strong foragers. There are only about 2000 of these cows left, and Mike and Sue are working to build up these numbers, one small herd at a time. And they’re doing while being incredible stewards of the soil. We’re grateful for the inspiring work of our like-minded new friends and are looking forward to future collaboration. #growlocaleatglobal #farmtotable #gotbenc #heritagebreeds #heritagecattle #pineywoods #randolphcountync #smallfarm #grassfedbeef #eattheseasons #cuban #spanish #durham #grazeagainstthemachine

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3 weeks ago

“...the reciprocal relationship between cows and grass is one of nature’s underappreciated wonders. For the grasses, the cow maintains their habitat by preventing trees and shrubs from gaining a foothold; the animal also spreads grass seed, planting it with its hoofs and fertilizing it. In exchange for these services, the grasses offer the ruminants a plentiful, exclusive meal. For cows, sheep and other grazers have the unique ability to convert grass—which single-stomached creatures like us can’t digest—into high-quality protein. They can do this because they possess a rumen, a 45-gallon fermentation tank in which a resident population of bacteria turns grass into metabolically useful organic acids and protein. This is an excellent system for all concerned: for the grasses, for the animals and for us.” - Michael Pollan, Power Steer, NY Times Magazine . . . #regenerativeagriculture #grazeagainstthemachine #dexters #heifers #grazelikeagirl #womenwhofarm

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4 weeks ago

The weaned lambs and kids, this group is currently grazing at our barn. This grass is as tall as they are as well but they dont seem bothered by it. I love seeing animals graze. 3 of the ram lambs in this group are heading down to Blacksburg Va for the parasite performance ram test next week. Instagram #grassfedlamb #cheviot #bordercheviot #regenerativeagriculture #intensivegrazing #eatwhatyougrow #farmher #farmlife #pastureraised #ethicalmeat #knowyourfarmer #supportlocal #shepherd #shepherdslife #sheeplover #grassfed #parasiteresistant #foragebased #shearingshepherd #shepherdess #goats #saanen #grazeagainstthemachine

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1 month ago

Anyone else dreaming of this evening...as reality out the window is yet another storm with tornado and flood warnings?

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1 month ago

#springbok and his short, cute little self enjoying an early morning breakfast. What's interesting about our goaties is that they like to work in shifts. Although you may see some sleeping on the job there will be others out munching. Then like clockwork all the sleepers will get up and start munching while the working herd take a nap. This happens several times a day so that everyone gets to enjoy the sunshine AND munching. 🌿 🐐 💚 #rescuegoats #noslaughter #goatlove #goatlover #rescuemom #goatstagram #goatstagram #goatsgotmadskills #legendpreneur #rentaruminant #rentourgoats #vegetationmanagement #cutegoats #goatmom #goatfarm #invasivesbegone #goattherapy #citygrazing #invasivespecies #goatinvasion #goatsagainstthemachine #grazeagainstthemachine #goatsgonegrazing #goatsonthego #rentagoat #franchise #thegoatshow #theoldgoatshome #goatsofinstagram #farmsanctuarylife

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1 month ago

First day at #yeslerterrace and Blizzard is LOVING it!! I love the frenzy that happens when the goats first arrive, running around, wide eyed like a kid in a candy shop not knowing where to go, or what to eat first. Sooo much acarage and so much yummy vegetation every where you look, from fennel to artichoke to BlackBerry. 🌿 🐐 💚 🌿 🐐 💚 #rescuegoats #noslaughter #goatlove #goatlover #rescuemom #goatstagram #goatstagram #goatsgotmadskills #legendpreneur #rentaruminant #rentourgoats #vegetationmanagement #cutegoats #goatmom #goatfarm #invasivesbegone #goattherapy #citygrazing #invasivespecies #goatinvasion #goatsagainstthemachine #grazeagainstthemachine #goatsgonegrazing #goatsonthego #rentagoat #franchise #thegoatshow #goatsofinstagram #farmsanctuarylife

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1 month ago

Guardian Dog Brutus and Herding Dog Rob working side by side. Nothing like a rest in the beautiful warm sun to make a dogs day. Rob the legend, can load heads in under 2mins. For an 11 year old #bordercollie that's pretty awesome. Brutus at 3 is an #akbash mix #guardiandog who is quite frankly the most protective guardian of his herd. He has a 2 meter limit, come any closer and hes going to let you know who's boss 💚🐕💚 🐕 🐕 💚 🐕 🐕 #rescuegoats #rentaruminant #dogsofinstagram #vegetationmanagement #ecofriendly #cutedogs #herdingdogs #guardiandogs #ANIMALADDICTS #animallove #noslaughter #goatlove #goatscaping #franchise #maplevalley #wawildfire #fireprevention #vegetationbegone #invasivesbegone #grazeagainstthemachine #goatsgonegrazing #goatsonthego #rentourgoats #rentagoat

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1 month ago

Tyres, simply the best kind of itching post. Goats with horns love trying to get that one itch scratched right in the middle of the head. Kramer was brought to us as a difficult goatie with some serious attitude. It took a year but he finally came around to the fact that a) playing butty head with humans was not okay and b) he is not an only goat and he does have to share us humans with other sweet and needy rescue goats. He is so well behaved now and so sweet and cuddly. It just takes time and love to help our rescues. 🌿 🐐 💚 #rescuegoats #noslaughter #goatlove #goatlover #rescuemom #goatstagram #goatstagram #goatsgotmadskills #legendpreneur #rentaruminant #rentourgoats #vegetationmanagement #cutegoats #goatmom #goatfarm #invasivesbegone #goattherapy #citygrazing #invasivespecies #goatinvasion #goatsagainstthemachine #grazeagainstthemachine #goatsgonegraxing #goatsonthego #rentagoat #franchise #thegoatshow #theoldgoatshome #lamancha #goatsofinstagram #farmsanctuarylife

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1 month ago

Caption photo 7.....💚🐐💚 I'm not sure Star could beeeeeee anymore adorable. Her facial expressions today were nothing short of classic. I'm pretty sure shes saying hello. She along with 80 other rescues are checking out the new playground and they love it❣🐐 Star and her mother Diamond as well as Almond and her mother Acorn came to us as surrenders about 2 months ago. These four girls are bonded for life so it's no surprise to see Star standing next to Almond on the butty head hill. The girls bounced around on the tyres, went up and down the big dirt piles like they were flying around doing tricks in the air on dirt bikes. 🌿 🐐 💚 #rentaruminant #rescuerehabilitation #rescuegoats #rescuerebels #noslaughter #goatpro #legendprenuer #goatgotmadskills #goatsgonegrazing #goatsonthego #rentourgoats #goatsagainstthemachine #grazeagainstthemachine #invasivespeciescontrol #franchise #thegoatshow #adoptdontshop #rescue #farmsanctuarylife #farmsanctuary #goatstagram #farmherlife #cutegoats #goatmom #rescuemom #goatlove #goatlover #seattlewa

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2 months ago

I see a million hills green with crop-yielding trees and a million neat farm homes snuggled in the hills. These beautiful tree farms hold the hills from Boston to Austin, from Atlanta to Des Moines. The hills of my vision have farming that fits them and replaces the poor pasture, the gullies, and the abandoned lands that characterize today so large a part of these hills. These ideal farms have their level and gently sloping land protected by mangum terraces and are intensively cultivated -- rich in yields of alfalfa, corn, clover, legumes, wheat, and garden produce. This plow land is the valley bottoms, level hill tops, the gentle slopes, and flattened terraces on the hillsides. The unplowed lands are partly shaded by cropping trees -- mulberries, persimmons, honey locust, grafted black walnut, grafted heart nut, grafted hickory, grafted oak, and other harvest-yielding trees. There is better grass beneath these trees than covers the hills today. - J. Russell Smith, Tree Crops, 1929 🌳💚 . . . #agroecology #agroforestry #silvopasture #treecrops #alleycropping #contourfarming #permacultura #jrussellsmith #50yrfarmbill #regenerativeagriculture #grazeagainstthemachine #ecologicaldesign #bethechange

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Some super happy goaties beginning their munch through #springhassprung and #summergoals they were all do happy running in the long grass with the wind in their tails and happiness in their butty head horns. Love our #rescuegoats they are simply the best at #grazeagainstthemachine 🐐 🌿 🐐 #happygoats #rentaruminant #rescuerebels #vegetationmanagement #goattherapy #invasivespecies #ecofriendly #sustainability #franchise #rentourgoats #fireprevention #firefighters #sdot #farmherlife #farmher #legendprenur #bestlife #noslaughter #adoptdontshop

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2 months ago

Our organic maize intercropped with sunnhemp and cow peas. Drilled straight into our Hard Red wheat stubble that was intercropped with vetch and some volunteer lucerne and clovers. That was planted into a short season mustard and radish covercrop that was heavily grazed by cattle to fertilize the soil organically. Don’t like to follow two cash crops but we were pushed for space as other fields are still in conversion phase. Really proud of this maize. #systemsdesign #slowfood #diversity #notillfarming #lowerland #organicfarming #nature #rhythm #pattern #soil #soiltosoul #itsallconnected #rootsnotiron #grazeagainstthemachine #maize #sunnhemp #intercropping #cowpeas #legumes #brassica #mustard #permaculture

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2 months ago

Piney Woods cattle. A heritage breed descended from Spanish cows brought to the early South. Rocky the bull and Peaches the cow. Ozark Akerz farm. Ramseur, North Carolina. #cattle #pineywoodscattle #heritagebreed #heritagebreedcattle #ozarkakerz #cowandbull #randolphcountync #ncphotographer #ncphotography #agriculturalphotography #agriculturalphotographer #nikon #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #nikonphoto #useformat @ozarkakerz #GrazeAgainstTheMachine #fortheloveofcows Copyright by Dan Routh

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2 months ago

It's time to look at ladder fuels early. Goats are the perfect resource. They sterilize the weed seed in their gut helping to stop invasives in their tracks. They eat the biomass that creates the nasty ladder fuels and help protect your homes, businesses, and wildlife. 🐐Rentaruminant.com Every goat a rescue❣ 🐐No slaughter in our company❣ 🐐Our goats get to retire to The Old Goats Home and Rescue Rehabilitation farm❣ 🐐Let's STOP wildfire in this state and across the USA❣ 💚 💚 💚 #wawildfire #fireprevention #rentaruminant #ladderfuels #vegetationmanagement #noslaughter #goatlove #goatscaping #grazeagainstthemachine #rescuerebels #rescuegoats #washingtonstate #firewise #floridafirewise #texasfirewise #tennesseefirewise #cutegoats #goatmom #franchise #thegoatshow #animallove I think Ellen needs our fire crew to munch up the ladder fuels from around her property...bonus that she loves goats 💚🐐💚

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3 months ago

These guys are hankering to get back out on grass. The winter has been long and they have been eating the hay we put up this summer. Thank goodness we had four cuttings. Earlier i didnt think we would use it but we feed more when the temps are so cold to keep thier furnaces going to heat them from the inside. Solar powered machines they are. Ruminants are good for the environment. Dont let them tell you that they are part of the problem with global warming because they are part of the solution. Getting animals back on the land eating grass where they belong feeds the microbiome, builds soil, and is a good clean way to grow nutritious protein. No tractors no tilling no fossil fuels. Just animals doing what they were designed to do. Eat grass, burn it for energy, create wool, and fleece and meat. #regenerativeagriculture #grazeagainstthemachine #regenerativefarming #grassfarmer #animalsofbrowndogfarm #coloredangoragoats #icelandicsheep

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Anyone else watch the Super Bowl for the snacks?

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4 months ago

How has January been going for you? 🤠 Are you grazing through the snow drifts? ❄ Are you spending time in the office getting paperwork done? 📃 Are you attending conferences or schools to expand your skills? 👩‍🏫 • • • • • Repost from @gtlandcattle Anyone else tired of the wind and rain/snow? I know these girls are! . . . . . #redangus #cows #farmfamily #farmphotography #rurallifestyle #grazeagainstthemachine #beef #ranching4profit #nikon750 #cattlephotography #cowstagram #farmlifestyle #healthysoil #rurallife #knowyourfood #ranchlife #soilhealth #grassfarmer #ruralphotography #beefcattle #rotationalgrazing #countryfeatures #pastureraised #gtlandandcattle #regenerativefarming #familyfarm #cowsofinstagram #cattle #knowyourfarmer #drover

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4 months ago

@chefandthefarmer restaurant is helping save Pineywoods Cattle . Graze Against The Machine™ -Pineywoods Cattle t-shirts are now available at the Chef & The Farmer Store. . Each purchase supports the preservation of an historic southern cattle breed from extinction. . Please visit their store in downtown Kinston, NC next time you’re in town and purchase a t-shirt. If you eat at the restaurant during your visit, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your store purchase. . #savethebreed #grazeagainstthemachine #pineywoodscattle #buyandsave #endangeredspecies #endangeredspecies #heritagebreed #tshirtslovers #supportfarmers #livestockconservancy #southern #cattle @livestockconservancy

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4 months ago

#EatOutTakeOver by @bioboertie and @alette.waterboer from @lowerland_whole_grains _______________________________ In 2015 there was no organic maize in South Africa. We already grew gmo free maize on our farm when @farmerangusspier convinced us to start the process of converting fields to organic maize. We accepted the huge challenge and since then we have fine tuned production with full integration of livestock and diverse pastures and cover crops to prepare our soils to feed very hungry maize crops organically. We are now growing this tasty and nutritious maize for the legends at @santa_annas , for ourselves ( @lowerland_whole_grains ) and for @eddieseggs ... Photo 1 - @santa_annas Cajun fish tacos // Photo 2 - Braised lamb shoulder with maize porridge and young @thewerfrestaurant veggies // Photo 3 - us pairing a lamb tomato stew on polenta with our Witgat Viognier // Photo 4 - our Stoneground polenta // Photo 5 - Harvesting our first fully certified organic maize a while back (what a feeling!) // Photo 6 - ready for harvest // Photo 7 - organic maize on drip irrigation // Photo 8 - young plants germinating in a bed of live green mulch // Photo 9 - Planting into live cover crops without tilling or terminating it with herbicide // Photo 10 - Rolling the cover crops a month after animals grazed it down. #lowerland #organic #farm #organicfarming #certifiedorganic #soiltosoul #gmofree #mielies #corn #maize #polenta #stoneground #itsallconnected #rootsnotiron #grazeagainstthemachine #mobgrazing #probiotics #nouboerons #slowfood #systemsdesign #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture

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4 months ago

#EatOutTakeOver @bioboertie __________________________ Our cattle and sheep grazing our perennial and annual pasture mixes. Veld is still very dry. The animals graze a small area for a very short time and then we move them. Animals allow for us to plant diverse plants in rotation with grains, to build fertile soils, create habitat for many living organisms and to controle weeds without herbicides. Without ruminants the only way to fertilize crops and pasture is by using petrochemical fertilizers. Pastured meat is very tasty and contains yellow fat rich in Omega 3. Without ruminants soil fertility declines, therefore no (organic) crops. It is absolutely critical that we distinguish between feedlots and veld/pastured animals in all food production, grains, pulses, wine and veggies included. #EatOutTakeOver #behindthescenes #itsallconnected #notwhatbuthow #systemsdesign #lowerland #mixedfarming #pasture #diversity #soiltosoul #carbon #notallfarmsarefeedlots #knowyourfarmer #mobgrazing #grazeagainstthemachine #rootsnotiron #highdensitygrazing #ruminants #probiotics #design #nature #herbivores #nouboerons #restorationagriculture #regenerativeagriculture

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5 months ago

We are so grateful to be able to stock quality, organic flours, with no nasty glyphosate thanks to the brilliant people at Lowerland. Reposted from @lowerland_whole_grains - Our maize / corn / mielies organically grown on Lowerland ... no till (meaning no tillage or ploughing the soil), no herbicides for 3 years + and no chemical fertilizers used (thanks to animal integration on our fields). #Repost @bioboertie with @get_repost ・・・ Intercropping: maize - cow peas - maize - sunnhemp - maize ... aaaaand repeat. Seeded into wheat stubble that was seeded into a radish, mustard and vetch pasture. No herbicides or chem fertilizers used in 3 years (thanks to integration of livestock). Organically grown for @lowerland_whole_grains @santa_annas and @eddieseggs

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5 months ago

Our maize / corn / mielies organically grown on Lowerland ... no till (meaning no tillage or ploughing the soil), no herbicides for 3 years + and no chemical fertilizers used (thanks to animal integration on our fields). #Repost @bioboertie with @get_repost ・・・ Intercropping: maize - cow peas - maize - sunnhemp - maize ... aaaaand repeat. Seeded into wheat stubble that was seeded into a radish, mustard and vetch pasture. No herbicides or chem fertilizers used in 3 years (thanks to integration of livestock). Organically grown for @lowerland_whole_grains @santa_annas and @eddieseggs #lowerland #organic #farm #farming #intercropping #diversity #legumes #cowpeas #sunnhemp #notillfarming #rootsnotiron #grazeagainstthemachine #organicfarming #itsallconnected #soiltosoul #keepmoving #carbon #soil #nouboerons #regenerativeagriculture

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5 months ago

Pumpkin #harvest2019 part 2. Our harvest strips or roads are overgrown by vetch, red clover and radishes seeded in autumn 2018 (growing through two grazings, a maize crop and another grazing). They are keeping the harvested pumpkins clean and cool and feeding soil microbes and pollinators while increasing water infiltration so that tractors don’t get stuck in mud. #lowerland #notillfarming #grazeagainstthemachine #rootsnotiron #organic #covercrops #vetcheswinmatches #soiltosoul #pampoenen #oogst2019 #nouboerons

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5 months ago

Intercropping: maize - cow peas - maize - sunnhemp - maize ... aaaaand repeat. Seeded into wheat stubble that was seeded into a radish, mustard and vetch pasture. No herbicides or chem fertilizers used in 3 years (thanks to integration of livestock). Organically grown for @lowerland_whole_grains @santa_annas and @eddieseggs #lowerland #organic #farm #farming #intercropping #diversity #legumes #cowpeas #sunnhemp #notillfarming #rootsnotiron #grazeagainstthemachine #organicfarming #itsallconnected #soiltosoul #keepmoving #carbon #soil #nouboerons #regenerativeagriculture

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5 months ago

Following up on previous post: This is the regrowth on our cover crop / mixed pasture field just before the cattle started grazing again this week. This is about one month after our Rietskaap heavily grazed this down. No fertilizers used and mycelium (fungi) breaking down dead leaves, sheep manure and even a dead beetle. Animals are a must in any farming system if we want to have healthy soils, crops, landscapes and people. #lowerland #farming #regenerativeagriculture #biology #soil #soiltosoul #mycelium #diversity #nature #habitat #itsallconnected #notwhatbuthow #grazeagainstthemachine #legumes #pollinators #insects #rootsnotiron #manure #nouboerons #organicfarming #eatpropermeat #covercrops #pasture #pasturedmeat #carbon #keepitcovered #mobgrazing #highdensitygrazing #bonsmara #rietskaap

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5 months ago

It took over a year and a lot of discussions with USPTO attorneys but we got Graze Against The Machine® trademarked. . It’s proven to be a great conversation starter with people about how our farm animals and practices differ from other farms. My favorite conversations starters are with people who want to share their stories of going to a Rage Against The Machine concert. One dude got kicked out of a concert for being too crazy. Respect! We’ve got a lot of ideas about how to use the mark, many of them will play out over the next year as we continue to see our business grow. #branding #trademarks #farming #marketing #respect #uspto

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5 months ago

Our heifers @hencoe_bonsmaras receiving some special treatment grazing our perennial pasture mix. Veld is still very dry. The animals graze a small area for a very short time and then we move them. Without ruminants the only way to fertilize crops and pasture is by using petrochemical fertilizers. Without ruminants soil fertility declines, therefore no (organic) crops and probably no human life. It is absolutely critical that the misinformed stats around animals and their impact on the planet distinguish between feedlots and veld/pastured animals. Grains and pulses are mostly also farmed in “feed lots”. #itsallconnected #notwhatbuthow #systemsdesign #lowerland #mixedfarming #pasture #diversity #soiltosoul #carbon #notallfarmsarefeedlots #knowyourfarmer #bonsmara #mobgrazing #grazeagainstthemachine #rootsnotiron #highdensitygrazing #ruminants #probiotics #design #nature #herbivores #nouboerons #restorationagriculture #regenerativeagriculture

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