grazeagainstthemachine Photos & Videos

3 days ago

The hallmark of a sustainable business is not to let anything go to waste. Hurricane Flo left a few marks on the office. This old maple was leaning quite a bit after Flo blew through, one more hard gust and it would have toppled. As a sustainable and regenerative farm we will: 1. We’ll chip all the smaller branches and limbs to use as mulch 2. We’ll cut the larger branches and the trunk into manageable sizes, drill holes in them and inoculate them with mycelium to grow shiitake, oyster and reishi mushrooms. 3. We’ll plant a pecan tree and 2 hazel nut bushes in the hole the tree dug for us when it fell. #grazeagainstthemachine #sustainablebusiness #regenerative #sustainability #trees #hurricaneflorence #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #farmlife #farm365 #chase #chaseyourdreams #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #chicken #chickensofinstagram #paleo #foodie #farmtotable #eatclean #eatlocal #eatrealfood #eathealthy

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1 week ago

With the help of Chef @foodfootage_luke.owens , Sue has been blessed with a signed copy of @chefandthef book #deeprunroots. Sue will be reading it and @pascalbaudar Wildcrafting Brewer under the cover of Flo. . It’ll be a welcome respite from a week of preparing the farm, our animals and ourselves for the storm. Personally, I’m ready to drink beer. . 🐮 #cookyour ❤️out #chefwithheart #theF #theChef #grazeagainstthemachine #hurricaneflorence #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #authorsofinstagram #chaseyourdreams #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #cookbook #bookstagram #foodie #lard #southern #eatlocal #eatrealfood #eathealthy #vivianhoward #farmhousekitchen #beerfest #beer #drinkbeer

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1 week ago

I was digging a trench when the roosters started their ‘danger in the sky’ caw. Looked up to see what kind of bird of prey was scouting a meal and instead saw this. Roosters sometimes get it wrong. And sometimes you get mud on your phone. . 🐮 #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #chickensofinstagram #cattle #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #wildforaged #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #flashofdelight #muddy #rainbow

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2 weeks ago

Cattle grazing most of the organic corn stubble and intercropped vetch and trampling the rest to keep soil covered. We are planting organic pumpkins straight into this stubble next month. Cattle (animals) are crucial in organic farming ~ in this instance the integration will stop us from burning or ploughing the excess stubble AND the spin off is manure (fertilizer) and protein. Now we also don't have to burn fossil fuels by spreading manure or by using chemical fertilizers. Quitting meat because you don't like feedlots is like quitting music because you don't like bagpipes. #soil #stubble #soilarmour #keepitcovered #keepmoving #itsallconnected #carbon #grazeagainstthemachine #lowerland #prieska #notillfarming #stripgrazing #mobgrazing #compostmachines #nouboerons #notallfarmsarefeedlots #knowyourfarmer

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1 month ago

Buy from your local farms y’all! Ask how we raise our animals or grow our fruit and veg. Then come on by and witness what we’re doing to leave the land better for our kids. . You’ve got the decision making power for how you feed your family, let us earn your trust and business #Question . 🐮 #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #chickensofinstagram #cattle #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #wildforaged #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #flashofdelight #seeksimplicity #gotobeNC

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1 month ago

We opened up the garden (where we aren’t planting) to let the Pineywoods graze. . We have trained them that when we clap there is new grass for them. They all came galloping today and we managed to catch this footage of Rocky on the move. If you look closely toward the end of the clip you’ll see a guinea just barely getting out of Rocky’s way . The herd will mow the grass and fertilize the garden at the same time. Sustainable farming at its finest! 🐮 #PineywoodsCattle #ColeridgeNC #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #chickensofinstagram #cattle #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #wildforaged #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #flashofdelight #celebratingnc #gotobeNC @livestockconservancy

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1 month ago

FARMINGMOON - Day 16: After a day in Burlington, Vermont, we flew out to Raleigh-Durham for the last leg of our #farmingmoon tour. First stop in North Carolina: Ozark Akerz, a sustainable farm and homestead owned by Mike Hansen and Sue Meyers. @ozarkakerz A brood of chickens, turkeys and guinea hens wander around the yard scratching and hunting for food while off in the distance horned brown and white patterned beauties graze in the field - Pineywoods, a rare heritage breed of cattle originally brought to the Americas by the Spanish in the 16th Century. Pineywoods ran wild in the South for almost 400 years and as a result are highly resistant to disease, lovers of heat, and will forage brush and invasive weeds often ignored by other breeds such as kudzu. After leaving their corporate jobs for countrylife in 2014, Mike and Sue decided to "Graze Against The Machine" and raise their herd of wild-foraging Pineywoods for beef and breeding. Ozark Akerz is also entirely organic from the pesticide free vegetable garden to the non-soy organic feed fed to the chickens. Mike and Sue were so welcoming and sweet to us and within one afternoon we somehow managed to pack in a newspaper and TV interview, a Bet The Farm podcast recording, and a couple of burgers - Pineywoods of course!

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1 month ago

Ozark Akerz Farm near Coleridge, North Carolina. The folks at the farm raise sustainable and heirloom livestock and fowl. They breed Pineywoods cattle, which are basically a breed first brought to this country by the Spanish in the 16th century. #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #cattle #grassfed #farming #grassfedbeeflife #permaculture #gotobeNC #ncagriculture #randolphcountync #agriculturalphotographer #agriculturalphotography #ncphotographer #nikon #nikonphoto #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #useformat @ozarkakerz Copyright by Dan Routh

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1 month ago

Caroline and a little shot of Carolina Whiskey on their way to Virginia with Ben and Megan. There are now a total of 4 Pineywoods Cattle in Virginia and we’re honored to have been able to help the pioneer breeders at @10westfarm get their start with them. . Graze Against the Machine y’all! 🐮 #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #pioneer #sustainablefarming #pioneerfarms #cattle #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #virginiafarm #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #whiskey #virginiaisforlovers #heritagebreed @livestockconservancy @svffoundation

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1 month ago

It’s a beautiful morning to be welcoming Ben and Megan from @10westfarm in Virginia. They’ll be pulling up with their trailer in an hour to pick up the last 2 of 4 Pineywoods from us. . Ben and Megan are pioneers as the first Pineywoods breeders in Virginia and share our passion for sustainable farming. You can follow their journey at @10westfarm . 🐮 #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #pioneers #heritagebreed #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #wildforaged #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #flashofdelight #seeksimplicity #virginiaisforlovers @livestockconservancy @svffoundation

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1 month ago

The fall garden now has some pretty pathetic looking cabbbage, broccoli, celery and bok Choi starts growing in it. They just didn’t grow very well in the peat pots we started them in for whatever reason . The insect pressure on young plants this time of year is pretty vicious so we cover them with screens that we saved from the old farmhouse when we replaced the windows. . We still have all the direct seeded veg to sow, we have until the end of August to get them in the ground. 🐮 #growyourown #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #gardeningtips #cattle #foodies #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #garden #grassfedbeef #permaculture #gardening #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #veggies #farm365 #broccoli #cabbage #gotobeNC

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1 month ago

Cow and calf. Ozark Akerz Farm near Coleridge, North Carolina. The folks at the farm raise sustainable and heirloom livestock and fowl. They breed Pineywoods cattle, which are basically a breed first brought to this country by the Spanish in the 16th century. #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #cattle #grassfed #farming #grassfedbeeflife #permaculture #gotobeNC #ncagriculture #randolphcountync #agriculturalphotographer #agriculturalphotography #ncphotographer #nikon #nikonphoto #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #useformat @ozarkakerz Copyright by Dan Routh

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1 month ago

Mike Hansen of Ozark Akerz Farm near Coleridge, North Carolina. The folks at the farm raise sustainable and heirloom livestock and fowl. They breed Pineywoods cattle, which are basically a breed first brought to this country by the Spanish in the 16th century. #Pineywoodscattle #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #cattle #grassfed #farming #grassfedbeeflife #permaculture #gotobeNC #ncagriculture #randolphcountync #agriculturalphotographer #agriculturalphotography #ncphotographer #nikon #nikonphoto #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #useformat @ozarkakerz Copyright by Dan Routh

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1 month ago

Seed saving time has started! . We mimic how seeds naturally cure when they drop from the vine, letting them ferment in a bit of the juice of the vegetable or fruit for a few days. After we rinse them, we add a little water . The viable seeds sink to the bottom, the rest float. Then we lay out the viable seeds and let them dry for about a week before putting them in an envelope. . Try t save seeds from tasty or disease free fruit & veg. For example we had quite a few melons crack open due to all the rain we’ve been getting. We saved seeds from the melons that didn’t, that’s a trait that we want in future generations. . 🐮 #seedsaving #grazeagainstthemachine #freerange #farmlife #farm365 #farmersofinstagram #familyfarm #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #fermentation #seeds #melon #farmtotable #grassfed #eatlocal #farming #wildforaged #grassfedbeef #permaculture #farmhousekitchen #chefslife #cooklikeaboss #farming #liveauthentic #farm365 #flashofdelight #seeksimplicity #gotobeNC

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