Spring Hill Farms

  (Newark, Ohio)
Heritage Breed Pastured Pork, Chickens, Grass Fed Beef
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If You Believe in the Right to Choose Your Food - Heritage Swine

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Tamworth Barrow circa 1920
Heritage breed hogs are under attack by the Michigan Department of Natural resources.

This is a picture of a Tamworth barrow that was a prize winning pig in 1920. Below is a picture of a Tamworth barrow today.

To me this is proof that the breed has been dramatically improved structurally. They haven't went wild in the last 100 years they have actually become more domesticated. The Invasive Species Act being rammed through in Michigan is the wrong solution to a questionable problem.

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Tamworth barrow 2012
The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund has posted a blog asking for our help in stopping this and helping small farmers in Michigan as they lose their livelihood.

From the FTCLDF site:

"The Michigan DNR has defined "invasive species swine" (in a December 2011 declaratory ruling), as any pig that exhibits certain characteristics. Many of the characteristics listed describe just about any heritage breed of swine. Even more troubling, the DNR characteristics are often displayed in swine that are raised outside, not in confinement. The DNR order not only threatens the livelihoods of heritage breed hog farmers across the State of Michigan but it also sets a very dangerous precedent across the United States for those choosing not to raise animals in confinement."

Send an online petition to Gov. Snyder urging him to rescind the Invasive Species Act.Click Here Now!
 
 

Help Another Small Farmer - Colton's Birthday

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Colton's Birthday
Colton celebrated his six month birthday with about 300 other folks who came out to say happy birthday and show their support to to Stephen and Nel Nutbrown.

Colton was recently diagnosed with a rare brain disease that Doctor's say could make this the only birthday we get to celebrate with him so we wanted to make the most of it.

We first met Stephen and Janell a couple of years ago at a camp outing and immediately struck up a friendship. 

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Lots of Good Food
Since then they have purchased land and began building a house to fulfill a dream of owning a small farm and raising farm fresh, healthy,  foods to be sold direct just as we do here at Spring Hill Farms.

The name of their farm is Harbridge Farms. They will be raising Tamworth pigs and grass fed beef as well pastured poultry and eggs. The plan is to help us supply customers as well. There was a ton of good food brought in by all the guests and although it was hot we all had a great time. 

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A Rare Look at the Master at Work
Stephen and I roasted a hog which took about 15 hours to cook but boy was it delicious!

If you have never had a pig roasted over charcoal you are missing a real treat. Then add my secret sauce that we baste the hog in and you'll join the others who proclaim "the best hog roast we have ever attended."

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Care for Colton Fund
Stephen and Janell are facing some expense to care for Colton, if you would like, you can donate to help them by clicking the Paypal link below. Any amount large or small will be appreciated.

Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Until next time.....

Contribute to Care for Colton Here.




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Cake with Mom!
 
 
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