• Homesteading

    Pig Butchering Review

    While it’s still fresh in my mind, I’d like to do a review of the pig butchering process. We raised 2 pigs for butchering this year, and decided we’d butcher them ourselves. Lots of people we talked to thought we were a little nuts for planning to butcher ourselves rather than taking them in to be butchered, so we were interested to see if their thoughts were justified. And I’ve got to say, they weren’t. Not really. We felt fairly comfortable with the idea of doing it ourselves since we’ve butchered our own deer the last several years. Honestly, while the first pig presented a learning curve, the process really…