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look out neighbors: bees first, then pigs, maybe chickens.

from scratch club

Have you ever wanted to process your own meats but didn’t know how to even begin? Below is a step by step guide of how my family explored this option for the first time and how it all turned out.

(Editor’s Note: Please be aware that this post contains graphic pictures of a slaughtered pig. -Christina)


One of the things my husband has talked about doing for quite awhile is processing  his own pig. Not the actual slaughter, we paid someone to do that! But our own cuts, the way we want them. If we are going to be meat eaters, then this is one of the most basic, most primal ways to get back to basics and control our family’s diet. Now that we have recently moved to upstate NY and into a rural area, it proved to be the perfect opportunity.

So we bought a pig.

Actually we…

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