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Hog Butchering - Free

  • Mar 17, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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One of our fellow homesteader neighbors is ready to butcher his 600# hog and has graciously volunteered to make the event available for a meetup. The meetup will cover the basics of dispatching, gutting, skinning, and processing.

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  • Mark B.

    What a great Meetup! Thanks Ron and Debbie for opening up your home and ranch to all of us, it is greatly appreciated. George was very generous in putting his hog out for everyone to learn and actually have a hand’s on experience. That boy was BIG! Dan and Monty were a plethora in knowledge not just in butchering but how to cook and cure the meat as well. I’m looking forward to doing more with the group in the future.


    PS—I didn’t try any of the prepared pork, but the coffee was good!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Thanks to all the people that came out and helped/supported the Hog Butchering! He was quite a pig...easily 600#, so we didn't finish with the cutting up and processing until about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. A special thanks to Matt for the use of his skip-loader to hang and move the pig around and also to Dan Timmes for his knowledge and help in the whole process. Now it is just down to curing 40 pounds of bacon and making the sausage :)

    March 18, 2013

  • Timothy

    Interesting. Took a while, but it was a big hog. I learned a new skill that applies to both raising & butchering livestock and hunting & field dressing.

    March 17, 2013

  • Chris

    Have to work :(

    March 16, 2013

  • Ron S.

    We wanted to let everyone know that Dan, a member of our group, has agreed to help out. He is experienced at raising hogs and very well versed in processing the meat for the freezer, preparing sausages, bacon, etc. He is a gourmet chef as well.

    Also, here are some links to great information on raising and butchering hogs:

    We will also have a copy of this information in our "homesteading binder" for people to see here on Sunday.

    March 16, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Saw this FFA hog for sale $225 for 225lb hog. Looks like a great deal for someone.

    March 13, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    We also are just planting our herb garden (3 tiers against the house), planting our raised beds, planted over 100 bareroot nut trees since last workshop. Ron is finishing up the new outhouse this week too..modern flushable type :o) We are trying eletric fencing and dividing our field and rotating the sheep along with chickens. A lot of projects finishing up here. Hope to see you on Sunday and want to hear what's new with all of you too :o)

    March 12, 2013

  • Dennis W.

    Have also RSVP'd through PB&SC.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Sam M.

    Got family in this week so I won't make it but I HIGHLY recommend going if you have any interest in livestock. Ron and Debbie are wonderful and most importantly VERY knowledgeable.

    2 · March 11, 2013

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