[Homestead] Butchering a hog -
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 30 14:09:08 EST 2007
VAN DELL JORDAN wrote:
> We heated the water in the lard kettle. This was a
> cast iron pot, larger than a kettle drum. The water
> was put into the barrel with buckets.
Do you have any idea of how expensive those kettles are now?
Every now and then I see someone decorating their yard with them..such a
> We had a lift on the 3 point tractor hitch. We took a
> singletree from an old harness, hooked the ends into
> the hogs hind legs by the tendons. Then were able to
> lower and raise the hog into the scalding water.
That was the standard way around here, I think, too, but we don't have a
tractor, just a meat pole. If we built a fire to heat water in a drum
under the pole, there'd be no room to work.
Bevanron of EarthNSky Farm Sleep well tonight, for somewhere in the
ocean's depths, MY son is protecting YOUR freedom.
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