Sunday, June 19, 2011

makin' bacon

The pigs have had their worst day. 
Last year we got a mobile butcher to come and do the butchery type things. 
This year Mr. Apple and the 2 neighbours decided they could handle it...
This year I teamed up with some books, google and Pete (the Italian friend) to learn how to make bacon (pancetta, apparently).
It's been salted, now it's hanging and next week it's going to be smoked (above mentioned neighbour has a home made smoker, I wonder how that will go!).


  1. Poor pigs. But I bet that pancetta will end up tasting Out of This World!

  2. Ooohhh nooooo, not the pigs! Well, I guess they won't mess up your yard anymore. fun to learn a new skill -- good luck with the smoker!

  3. Oh yum, we LOVE bacon & all the piggie products you can imagine here, love Posie

  4. Wow, adventurous! I think it's fantastic that you're attempting the whole 'paddock to plate' process yourselves. Truly the most ethical way to go. I'd love to have that type of connection to the meat we eat. Well, sort of...

  5. I'm inspired by your hands-on approach to farming and then reaping the benefits. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall would be proud!

  6. How exciting to be doing it all yourselves. How did it turn out?


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