Please help “Save My Bacon”.

by The Wilder Ones in Bratton Clovelly, England, United Kingdom

Please help “Save My Bacon”.

Total raised £12,358

raised so far



To raise money to feed my piglets during Lockdown and support the growth of my business afterwards and so keep conserving rare breeds.

by The Wilder Ones in Bratton Clovelly, England, United Kingdom

I am going for my Stretch

No, I havent taken up yoga!

Crowdfunder does this thing where, when you reach your target, it allows you to stretch it for a time so mine was set at 13k. Whilst I already feel a bit like a professional beggar I have been worrying about what I am going to do with the 30 or so piglets due in the next 6 weeks or so.

I don’t own any of the land I use and `I don’t want to annoy anyone by overstocking as pigs can be unkind to the land if there are too many rooting it all up. No one wants ‘pig sick’ land.

Last year I was offered the opportunity to use some woodland at the edge of our village and with Lockdown and dwindling funds I’ve never really done much about it but I think I probably need to for my stress levels if nothing else! 

To do it, I’ll need new solar kit, electric fencing supplies, arcs and troughs. I’m happy to bike there every day, twice a day. It will be a home for my older sows who no longer root very much and prefer to sleep In between pregnancies and dates with the boar. It’s cool and sheltered with grass glades in amongst the trees which are a mix of broadleaf and evergreen.

If you’d like to help me reach this target please share as much as you can - email, social media, word of mouth. It would mean the world!

Thanks again,


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£25 or more

£25 to Save My Bacon so it can be yours.

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a pack of home cured home smoked bacon. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way and we’ll send you a pack of pharma free sausages to say thank you.

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£50 FUTURE...

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£70 or more

Sunday Roast

I’ll send you a Leg joint of our wonderful pork plus all you need to make an awesome Sunday roast with crackling you will never forget, organic veg and potato’s.

£100 or more

£100 adopt a piglet

Pledge £100 today and Adopt one of our rare breed piglets. Every litter we keep 4 or 5 girls to bring on as sows. Adoption means you can get to name the piglet, she’ll send you birthday cards and you can visit to say hello if you’d like to. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£120 or more

£120 buy a meat box early.

My meat boxes sell out in 24 hours. They are building a reputation for being the best pork you will ever taste and some high profile West Country chefs are now looking to buy the meat to serve to their guests. If you’d like to buy a box in advance that would be so helpful and definitely save my bacon. The boxes contain joints, chops, loin, belly, ribs, sausages and offal.

£200 or more

£200 A Farrower of a farm visit

Come and visit us when a sow is due to farrow and watch the piglets be born, or get hands on if you want to!

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