Last week a bunch of the kids were home and we butchered hogs. I missed out on the killing…I saw that once and if I don’t see that again, I’m all right with that.
I was there for the processing though. Although it’s a big job, it’s much easier now that the folks who we butcher with got some fancier equipment. On this day, we cut up five pigs-all market weight. Can you believe that the bunch of us started at 11am and were done by about 5pm. All the meat was cut up and accounted for.
A big bunch went into the smoke house. Our friend does an awesome job with smoking the meat. I just love it. Nothing beats a smoked pork chop smoked by Carl.
The meat stays in the smokehouse overnight. That meant that Sunday morning was dedicated to wrapping meat.
With all that was processed, Hubby and I got a half of a pig. We paid $100 for it plus a bit for some freezer paper and bags. I counted the “meals” we could make with it as I packaged the meat. I think it tallies out to about 70 meals. Most of them are for two…several of them are for 3-4 people. That sure pencils out to some cheap eating…and best yet it is really delicious.
Following the butchering on Saturday I had the crew over to our house for supper….I’ve told you how much I love the look of the kitchen and the functionality of the kitchen. I like it LOTS for entertaining too. I just couldn’t be happier.
Between having the kids home, butchering, having guests for supper and having the great quilt giveaway over the weekend, it was really a fun weekend. This weekend is setting up to look pretty good too.