To market, to market

To buy a fat hog!

Okay, not to market, and the hog will already be mostly butchered into cuts we want to eat, so who knows if it was fat?

We’ve mentioned a couple of times that we are buying a hog with several of our friends. Today’s the day we go to the farm to pick it up. One friend can’t come with us, but he loaned us his car. We’re taking our coolers and a couple other friends loaned us theirs.

Over the course of the weekend, I’m going to try to post everything we do that’s hog related. Tomorrow isn’t hog related, so there won’t be much of a post, but Sunday you should get a post about today’s farm activity (if I don’t get it up sooner), and Sunday we’re making sausage, so I’ll be photographing for that.

Bill & I are genuinely excited about what this means for us. We’re taking about 1/7th of the hog, so we’re estimating this will be about 30lbs of meat. We could be quite wrong, in either direction. In either case, we’ll let you know.

And we’ll post photos along the way.

P.S. from Bill: We totally went to the market. Not to pick the damn thing up, but to pay for it 🙂