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Modern farming can mean Back to the Roots


I just found this wandering through the web. I find it extremely inspiring!

The Rare Breed Pig Company

I'd love to taste their pork. emoticon

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Oh...that was some good looking meat, and what a wonderful way to raise good, especially for the public! Thanks for sharing this. emoticon

I'm so hoping that this coming spring we'll be able to finally get our chickens that we were SUPPOSED to have gotten this past year. I don't necessarily want them for meat, but I sure would like the fresh eggs!

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I love the freedom they can feel as they are raised... emoticon

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I've been reading about the difference between old-fashioned breeds and modern ones. I have a set of Time Life 'Foods of the World' Cookbooks published in the late 60s/early 70s:

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Even those these were written 40 years ago, they are already talking about the difference between the modern pig and the ones raised when certain cuisines were being developed. Pigs were 'slimmed down' when Americans became fat-phobic.

I also read an article in Cooks Illustrated about tasting the difference between heritage breeds and modern breeds. All of their taste testers preferred the modern breeds - not because of taste but because they could see the fat/marbling/grease of the heritage breeds. I think one might have even admitted it had more flavor but it made him uncomfortable knowing it came from fat. Kinda sad!

I truly believe that fat is not the enemy in our diet. It's the lack of REAL FOOD. And I bet those pigs are real food! emoticon

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a great deal, I think, depends on what you add to the meat as you cook it.

Fat can always be cut off prior to cooking so that your meat isn't laying in all that as it cooks..so it doesn't absorb the fat.

We love our food, and unfortunately, DH grew up on the fatty country cooking, and while I grew up with a bit more refined meals, my first husband also grew up with country cookin...lots of fats and starches so kind of got into cooking that way. It's one reason I've gained the weight I have....and meds have made the weight gain worse...so, here I am. I'm hoping we can eat better this year so we can both lose some.

I think free range, home grown meats are the best....no chemicals and crap. Just would be nice if we could find some good fresh meats. I know we can get fresh pork from the same place we have our deer processed when DH gets one..so may start getting pork from them.

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Yeah, I grew up with a Grandmother and Mother who thought every meal had to have some kind of potato, meat, bread and a "dessert to let your stomach know that dinner was over!"
We try now to eat as much fresh veggis and as 'natural' meat as we can get. Very little starch passes by us.....mostly because it really packs on the weight. And hubby is now having to watch his glucose levels... emoticon

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Maybe this will be the year we all begin to eat even better! It looks like we're all trying, so that's a good thing!

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It had better be better, I sure as hell don't want it any worse! emoticon

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This thread suddenly made me remember Heritage Ranch - you guys recall him? He had a small heritage pig operation in Colorado in the Rockies? I've looked around for him online a few times (I used to read his girlfriend's blog - Rendering Lard - but it went defunct as did his website). He raised tamworths - the pig I want to raise one day. Wonder what he's up to these days...I hate to see a small homesteader go out of business!
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Think positive....maybe he did not go out of business, but instead got very busy! emoticon

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