Making Pork Sausage … and Homecured Ham

Well, it has been a busy fall .. I keep telling myself to do better keeping up w/the farm blog … we can all see how well that has worked!  🙂

Anyhow …

We got stuck with a batch of late summer piglets that we didn’t expect to get stuck with … so we decided it was a good time to learn how to butcher our own pigs.  The first one we simply quartered.  The 2nd we cut up into roasts and a few chops plus ribs.  The 3rd & 4th ones we decided to try making some sausage and to dry brine a couple hams.  Both the sausage & ham were great!  And it’s kind of nice knowing how to do all this yourself. 🙂  The boys are already planning on building a smoker so we can try smoking some ham and bacon with applewood pieces. 🙂  I’ll be trying to post more soon on how we did the sausage & ham!!!



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