Truthfully, we didn't make the bacon - the processor took care of that part. But we have a lot of it - and more...the pork is back from the slaughterhouse!
102 pounds represents our half of the pig (we split with another family). We raised a Tamworth - a very nice heritage breed. We used 10 bags of organic hog feed during the season, supplemented with family food scraps, organic produce throwaways, apple drops, and lots of organic milk and whey from a local dairy/cheesemaking operation. We raised this pig to slaughter weight a full month earlier than last year, and I really believe the difference was the dairy. Lots of colostrum milk from the birthing cows, and in the end we even got old cheese (concentrated proteins and fats!).
Feeling very thankful this day for a full larder!
Friday, November 02, 2012
The Storm blew this little house down to the lower branches, and we got a chance to check out the building materials...glad to see someone else besides me is putting all this wool to good use...