My grandfather, decades long ago, had a few acres on a mountain top in the Smokies. He raised much of his own food including a few pigs each year and cured hams in a half underground shed. I have no idea how it's done today by homesteaders, but the hams were wrapped in what I guess was a cheese cloth. They would be black with mold that had to be cut away. As a small boy grown up in the city, I was grossed out right up until I had my first taste. It was wonderful. I'm going to be getting pigs in about a year and have been reading several books. One is adamant that the eleventh commandment is, "No meat shall ever touch the lips of a pig." According to this author, that is how pigs get diseases, worms, and worship the devil. My grandfather fed table scraps, butchering scraps from chickens and anything he hunted which included rabbit, squirrel, and deer. DO any of you feed meat to your pigs and what do you think of grandpas practices?