Friday, January 29, 2010

Maybe we need to raise more hogs this year.....

We raise a few hogs each year on our small acreage.  At least one goes in our freezer, one gets sold on the hoof at the 4-H youth sale since our oldest is in 4-H, the others we sell whole and then some are sold as cut and wrapped pieces.  We raise all our animals without the use of antibiotics and following organic practices, but that is really another post.  What I am wondering is do you eat pork and if this piece of news will alter the amount that you do eat? 

Have you seen this news?  Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez, has said that pork is a better alternative to...........

  (are you ready for this?)

Viagra.   Seriously!

"BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's president thinks eating pig meat is really sexy. Many people in this beef-loving nation reacted with surprise Thursday after Cristina Fernandez promoted pork in a speech during which she not only said pork is better than Viagra, but suggested she's personally proven it.
"I didn't know that eating pork improved sexual activity," Fernandez said in a meeting with representatives of the swine industry late Wednesday. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra."
She even joked that "it was all good" after she enjoyed some pork with her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner.
"I think they might be right," Fernandez said to a laughing audience."

"Argentines are among the world's biggest consumers of red meat, and most people here stubbornly reject the idea of replacing beef with chicken, pork or other meats. Despite Argentina lying along rich South Atlantic fisheries, seafood is rarely seen on dinner tables."
........."In Osaka, Japan, there is a village in which the people who reached 105 years old and ate a lot of pork had a lot of sexual activity," he told radio Mitre."
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Well I will let you ponder that for a bit.  I think I will go out to the freezer and get out a pork roast to thaw.  Below are a couple of our hogs enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.  We do not keep our hogs in pens and they have daily access to pasture. 



Anonymous said...

This is funny - wonder if it is true. hmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Interesting...seems like we will eat a lot of pork for a while, then not have it again for a month or two. I'll have to see if there seems to be any corrollation...

atozmamma said...

How was that pork roast?! LOL