Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happiness Is...

... a freezer full of homegrown porky goodness!

Fear not, my friends. The scary-looking pink stuff is just some lard.

That's 200-odd pounds of meat, including 17 packages of bacon. This is where the nexus of homesteading nerdess and foodie bliss lies, right here in this little freezer. :)

In our other little chest freezer (holy crap, we need two now!) gently rests our Summer/Fall harvest of veggies and fruits. I feel pretty pleased with our progress this year in raising an ever-increasing percentage of our overall food supply. Besides a little seafood and beef/buffalo now and then for variety, I think that between our eggs, roosters, turkeys, and pork we're nearly set for protein for the coming year.

Whether we undertake the raising and harvesting of another pair of piglets next Spring still remains to be seen. It will depend, in large part, on how this pork tastes, so a lot is riding on tonight's dinner - waffles with pears and whipped cream and a large side of bacon. We'll see what the consensus is on effort vs. reward shortly thereafter. Fingers crossed that we didn't spend 7 months on something that ends up being meh.


  1. Nice! Who did you use as your butcher?

    1. We used Heritage Meats, but I don't think we will be using them again in the future. They bungled both my Mom & Bill's Mom's orders. Their office management/customer service end of things is a mess. :\

    2. You should try Stewart's in Mc Kenna.we used them for many years and they are great.

  2. I am so envious! Totally cool.