Super easy and hearty soup.
Place the broth, carrots, onions, ham and half the peas into the crock pot.
Cook on high for about an hour, then reduce it to low. Cook for about two to three hours.
Add the rest of the peas and the spices, then cook an additional hour to hour and a half.
To make the stock, place the bone, fat and meat in a large kettle covered with water. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the meat starts to fall off the bone.
Remove the bone to cook, then pull the meat off and put it back into the pot (don't forget the marrow in the bone, it's got a lot of flavor!).
Simmer the meat and broth another 30 t0 40 minutes, then turn off heat and cool.