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Pig Butchering, Round 2: Peck N Berry Acres

10.31.10

Boo. Happy Halloween. Figured the scary head shot was appropriate today of all days.

Another day of butchering pig has come and gone, this time a Berkshire. Few self reminders: the sides weighed 45kg a piece, it took 4 hrs from start to finish with a crew of 4, and cutting a pig is tough when you spent that same morning butchering an antelope, and stayed up a tad too late the night before enjoying the company of some lovely folks. Wish I had more time to write about this…but I don’t.

So 2 pigs down, 1  antelope down, and if all goes to plan, I’ll be butchering a moose in a few days. I leave in the morning, but first, I’m off to Irvings Farm Fresh to check out their farm and shoot a ‘From Local Farms ‘ episode. Stay tuned.

6 Responses

  1. Yen says:

    There’s busy, then there’s crazy busy! Hope you get a bit of rest in the bush!

  2. Mel says:

    You could totally have the scariest Halloween yard display ever – just leave out the evidence of all your recent butcherings. The neighbourhood kids wouldn’t sleep for a week! (Just kidding, of course – that head shot is ghoulish enough.)

    Kudos to you for being so productive in spite of the falling temperatures – I always feel like I’m battling the urge to hibernate this time of year.

  3. Kevin says:

    Yen – me too. Sleep would be fantastic right about now.
    Mel – my back yard has antelope carcass that the magpies have picked clean. Figure I should toss that hanging around the front steps…?

  4. Yen says:

    Ooooh – antelope carcass would be awesome!

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