Nice looking pigs Steve.
I think its great to see more people getting back to raising their own food.
As for the pigs themselves, I think they have a very bad, uncalled for reputation. First off, if given the environment they prefer to be, very, very clean. They also have incredible ability at smell and can detect good and bad food,and will go for the good food first. But the last thing is their intelligence. They are incredibly smart animals.
Growing up we had one named Mr Bacon. What a great pig, though he thought he was a dog. He would play with us kids, wait for us to get on and off the school bus,and even went down the slide...until one day his size got to be too big for the flimsy steel slide and he folded it in half.
I think it was not too long after that Mr Bacon "ran away", but it was not too bad, shortly after he ran away we suddenly had in influx of bacon in the freezer.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"