Hog Harvest

Mark and Joe demonstrate how to process a hog.

We recently had a Celebration of the Farm here, hosting around 230 people.  The bunkhouse was full, the campground was nearly full with tents and various other campers.  It was an exciting fulfillment of a vision.

Part of the Celebration was a Hog Harvest Demonstration.  People watched and helped with getting a hog from the field, scalded and scraped, split, and in the cooler.  Folks really appreciated the opportunity to participate in procuring their food.

Scalding and scraping a hog.hog harvest

 

 

 

 

Mark and Joe demonstrate how to process a hog.

Mark and Joe demonstrate how to process a hog.

Part of any stay of the farm is experiencing the whole farm.  You can collect the eggs for breakfast, milk the cow for lunch, and, depending on the time of year, browse the garden for dinner.

Cooking up heart, liver, kidneys, brain, and tongue.  You can't say "no" till you've tried it!

Cooking up heart, liver, kidneys, brain, and tongue. You can’t say “no” till you’ve tried it!

 

The sign says it all!

The sign says it all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milking the cow by hand.

Milking the cow by hand.

We’re are into planning for the Hog Harvest classes this fall.  The pigs are fattening.  We’ve refreshed our skills.  We have the housing ready for those who want to stay with us (at no extra charge).  You, too, can milk the cow, collect the eggs, and learn how to make fabulous lard, bacon, and ham!  Hog Harvest: coming soon!

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