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.
From my Facebook post: We are about to start processing our hogs and cows. First hog will be processed at the end of this month. We will keep that one. We will have another one to go in about another month. 1/2 is spoken for already. Cows will go for processing in a month or so. We will sell in 1/2 cow increments. We will do one at a time as they are ready. If you want the second half of the hog, or would like to be on the list for 1/2 a beef let me know ASAP. Even if you have told me a while back, please email me AGAIN… so I can put you on the list.
Update: The second hog has also been scheduled for processing, as well as the first beef. Let me know ASAP if you want 1/2 hog or cow.
Other happy notes: Just double checked with our meat processor to confirm that he can cure and smoke meat. Answer: Yes. Oh happy day!!!!!
Bacon and Sausage
I will have one Jersey and one Holstein to be processed fairly soon, then there will be a bit of a delay before the next three cows are ready. I’m keeping 1/2 of each, so that means if you want meat very soon you need to get on it…
Beef to be