Vegetarians... Look away, this post is about a lot of pork meat! On the family farm, they raise pigs for family consumption. The main reason they raise pigs is because they were concerned with where their food comes from. When they raise their own pork, they can ensure the animals are raised ethically and organically. The pigs have a good life, they have an indoor and outdoor pen where they can roam as they please, and they eat organic feed and organic farm raised vegetables such as pumpkin, squash, corn, fruit and greens. This makes a large difference in the taste of the meat. The meat has lots of nutrients because of what the pigs eat, and it has less fat content. The fat that the pig does have, the lard, is also used to cook with since it's full of nutrients. My husband and I recently saw the movie Food Inc. and it really was an eye opener. We've been thinking a lot about where our food comes from, how it's raised, and how safe it is to eat. It's the main reason why we've started our vegetable garden and is the reason we bought a pig to be raised on the family farm. My husband teasingly named him "Yummy" and it was! Yummy was brought to the butcher in December, and we split the pork meat with the farm. My mother-in-law cooked a smoked ham for our first dinner. It was cooked in the woodstove. Oh, my, the taste was YUMMY.