We’re a little busy right now, as is everyone else. Here are a few pictures of things we’ve been busy with.
My sister raised a potbelly pig in her back yard. We introduced it to the freezer. He was an uncut boar. I’ll say it was an interesting culinary experience. I had not scraped a hog previously. I regret scraping this one. We tried mason jar lids and a torch. Mixed results. I suspect my scalding method could be improved.
It reminded me it was time for us to get some pigs of our own. These should be ready in late November or early December. Get your order in now.
The pigs were hungry for grass and had a great time digging through last winter’s cow bedding.
As time allows we put a few ducks in the freezer. It’s pretty hard work. A chicken takes us about a minute, a duck takes about 10. The extra step of waxing the bird makes it come out clean but adds a lot of time to the process. Here we are peeling the wax.
And always the kittens are watching us…looking for a hole in our defenses…wanting to invade our home and love us to death. The kittens fail to realize that I enjoy them but do not love them. That was a distinction my grandpa tried to explain to me when I was younger. I understand it now. More on that another time.