There are Many Misconceptions about the Definition of the Terms “Free Range” and “Open Pasture”

People often confuse the two two terms as being synonymous. e at C&D Family Farms, we take these terms to previously untested extremes. Just how free and open is our farming? You be the judge.

With broad horizons and plenty of room to grow, our livestock have the ability to roam even beyond our scrutiny.

Take, for instance, a recent occurrence in which inclement conditions had caused a tree limb to fall, leaving an opening in our fence. Enjoying the vast God-given liberties of every red-blooded American swine, an adventuresome boar on our farm had made note of this perimeter gap long before we did.

Although this boar had already asserted his masculinity by sowing the wombs of three of our sows…

Whoah! Say that five times fast! Sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows… cool huh? We was I?

Oh yes!

Although this boar had already asserted his masculinity by sowing the wombs of three of our sows, he felt the manly call of the frontier. He summoned his sweethearts, the soiled sow sorority, to sally into the sunrise.

Heheh… summoned sweethearts, soiled sow sorority, sally into the sunrise sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows… dammit! Back to the story!

The porcine quartet had begun to roam to neighboring properties just beyond our borders. It was at this point that these road hogs were spotted by a loyal customer of C&D Family Farms, who dialed us straight away.

As the mother cares for and trends children, so does the swined ones pigs.

Swiftly springing into action…

Well… not all that swiftly. Dan had a broken foot. Fortunately, Crystal had enough spring for the both of them.

Crystal sprang swiftly into action, while Dan hobbled along like a three-legged giraffe.

Using the latest in agricultural triangulation surveillance technology (crossing the fence gap to the location reported by the customer and hogcalling), Crystal and Dan located the quadrupedal quartet. The four had already longed to return to their home. This presented a problem, however. Pigs have a notoriously short attention span, and are unwilling to return by any ot path than the way they previously traveled.

The swineherds would become the herded, requiring the most macho boar in the history of local agriculture to lead the way home for his litter-quick hog harem as well as Crystal and Dan.

Already frustrated, Dan was winning his fight against gravity by following the most amusing pig-train imaginable on a broken foot. Unfortunately Crystal was losing battle with gravity, and fell squarely onto keister. Imagine, if you will, the visual: four swine, leading Crystal and Dan, back to their own farm, while crystal turning the air of the grey midwinter sky a shade of blue with four-lettered expletives. Boarward HO!

It means that we at C&D Family Farms take the cruelty-free concepts of open pasture farming seriously…

suckling piglets photo

Photo by DonkeyHotey

So what does all of this mean? It means that we at C&D Family Farms take the cruelty-free concepts of open pasture farming seriously… and that we breed the most adventuresome livestock on the market. That’s right, folks. Your next meal may well be seasoned with world-wisdom and experience.

Now if you’ll excuse me… I’m going back to reciting sibilant, alliterative tongue twisters.

Sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows, sowing sows…