For the last few days Bacon the hog has been flipping her water bowl over a few times a day. It was a bit irritating because I would have to turn off the electric fence, put the bowl back, carry water to fill it up, etc. I thought she might be bored or lonely since her buddy Sausage is gone… but I was wrong. Yesterday I finally figured it out. She was trying to make her own Pig Wallow.
So, after figuring that out, I helped her out a bit with the water hose. This is her enjoying her wallow this morning.
Bacon’s Pig Wallow
I went out to the compost bins to do a “flip” and this is what I found.
Took a loooooooooong round trip to Liberty, KY to pick up our processed pork and deliver 1/2 to a friend. We put some serious miles on the car, but it was worth it.
The live weight of our first hog was a bit less than I had hoped for, coming in at 223 lbs, but I’m still thrilled with how the meat turned out.
Check out 1/2 of the sausage:
Half of the sausage
And this is 1/2 of the other cuts (not including Bacon)
Roast, Ribs, Pork Chops…
I didn’t take a photo of the bacon, however we got back 7 nice packages of generously sliced bacon. We ate an entire pack this morning. It did not stay around long enough to pose for a photo. Yum!
We will process the 2nd hog in about another month… so… we should get this same amount of meat back AGAIN.
Yippie!!!!! It’s thrilling when the farm work really starts to pay off.