Tuesday the pig will be dispatched and Wednesday the pork will be cut up for the freezer. I've been hearing lots of boo hooing from friends and Limey but c'est le vie. My body doesn't do vegetarian/vegan so eating the meat from happy animals is the best way to go.
I'd like to use as much of the pig as possible so I ordered two books from Amazon to help me out.
The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson
Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman
We really enjoyed raising a pig and plan to get a few more in the spring. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering a side of pork (or the entire thing), give me a shout.