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Butchering a pig

 
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There is a massive article on butchering a pig in the Backwoods Home Magazine Sept/Oct 2010 Issue # 125.  For anyone who wants to know how and has never done so, this is the article for you.
 
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Also, in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Countryside Magazine, there is an article called Harvesting the Homestead Hog.  This article goes into detail about how to butcher, cut and process your hog
 
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You may also find this article and charts of interest:

http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2012/05/03/what-good-is-a-pig-cuts-of-pork-nose-to-tail/
 
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http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/porknography/pork_cuts.html




http://www.willowridgegreenhouse.com/Natural_Pork.php

 
            
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A great publication called "Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal" by jennifer McLagan. Helpful resource as well as other titles from this authour. Enjoy.
 
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" The Redemptive Power of Meat " . I had to wipe a tear from the corner of my eye !
 
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Wow ! Simply amazing how she makes it all look easy.
Next, she need's to build grandmother  a rocket mass heater to sit on!
 
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Interesting dried liver stuffed with some form of preserved egg yolks. I wouldn't have thought it would dry enough just with some smoke and no salt at the size it was
 
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