*Warning: Graphic photos follow!*
This barn was the scene of some serious work today.
Ed’s family slaughtered their pigs yesterday, removed the hair, cut them in half and let them bleed out in the cooler overnight.
Ed’s Uncle Dan was visiting, and he and Ed’s dad (not pictured) taught Ed and his brother how to cut up the meat, what to save, and what to toss.
Family friend Putney holds the pig while Uncle Dan removes the meat. Uncle Dan, Rich, Chris and Kate would then get to work on cutting the hams, bacon, and saving scraps for sausage.
Ed took the chops to the meat saw and started slicing pork chops.
We got about 50 chops from each pig.
Look how big that chop is! The girls packaged and labeled the meat using the vacuum sealer.
Ed’s mom Marie using the vacuum sealer.
The finished product!
Turkeys, you’re scheduled for Tuesday! I’ll be at work, but will send my camera along with Ed so hopefully I’ll have some of those pictures to share as well.