Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Makin' Bacon

An exciting day (for the humans at least!) on the farm yesterday as we took two of our home raised hogs to the slaughterhouse. Tomorrow we go and pick out how we want them carved up but I know for sure we are going to be swimming in bacon! Two down and two more to fatten up plus our lady pig who gets the less ignominious fate of getting bred and providing our next batch of piglets. It is a fun accomplishment to raise our own hogs and then get to enjoy the fruits of our labors.

They look almost excited to go for a ride!


Bethany W. said...

Great work,Arthur and family!!

Aussie John said...


You have every reason to look forward to the fruit of your own enterprise, bacon and pork. Are you having the hind quarters smoked and made into ham?

Even though, many years ago, my wife and I had 300 pigs,and made it less likely the chosen ones were not regarded as pets, the flavor of one's own produce excelled.

Mmm! I can almost taste it now.