Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hog Slaughtering, Butchering, and Eating Part 1


     When Bacon had her first litter of piglets last year, we kept one for ourselves (Frank) and one for our friends, the Rogers (their pig's name is Butterscotch). Well, today we are having us all a Butterscotch roasting party (Yeah!).
     Yesterday, the Rogers came over and we slaughtered their pig. I wasn't planning on watching. Hey, I've seen her everyday since she was born. But it turned out that way anyway. Then we dissected it. It was awesome! Since my daddy is a paramedic (and has lots of farm experience besides), he explained all the parts and what they do. I don't have time to post all the pictures now, but when I get the time, I'll make a part 2.
     Here's a sneak peak: to take the hair and the outer layer of skin off, we poured boiling water on the pig and scraped with the dull side of the knife. It worked like magic! (that's Mr. Rogers holding the pig. Thanks!)




To see part 2, click HERE.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

2013 is here!

Happy New Year! You know when older people hear you grew 2 inches and they say, "Time flies so fast!"   I feel like that and I'm only 15! I hope you guys are all well, because I am fighting my third sickness this season. School started back up this week. Boom! All this work is piled on you. I'm doing well with that though. I'm very excited about the possibility of the Voices of Victory going to England this summer. It's not that far away. :) I hope y'all have a great productive year!
                       -Leigha