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2012/09/04

Bacon!

I bought half of a pig from a friend of a friend who raised 2 pigs on his small, suburban farm (2 pigs, 6 bee hives, garden, tons of quail).
The pigs were raised on high quality grain with kitchen scraps and quails eggs. Total dressed out weight was 96 lbs, I'm splitting the meat with my mother and brother.
The breakout was (packages sized for 2 ppl):
  • 10 packages of breakfast links, 1lbs each
  • 10 packages of porkchops, 3 per package
  • 7 roasts
  • 1 package of spare ribs, large
  • 1 package of ground sausage, large
  • 8 packages of bacon, 1 lbs each
  • 4 hams
  • 1 hamhock
  • 5 ham slices, 3/4" thick
I've already eaten some bacon, breakfast links, and chops. Nice flavor, not full of the overpowering sweet that commercial products tend to taste.


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