~Homemade Smoked Kielbasa~

| Butchering, Food Preservation

Homemade Kielbasa

Since we began butchering our own pork, we’ve had to experiment with recipes, trying different things for meats like bacon, ham, and sausages. While we haven’t struck gold in yet in the bacon & ham department, we were very pleased with the homemade smoke kielbasa made last year using the natural casings prepared from our […] Read more…


~2014 Hog Butchering & Stats (Round One)~

| Animal Husbandry, Butchering, Cost Analysis, Pigs


{Breaking Down into Primals} {Sausage Making Crew} {Snacking on Stale Bread} {The Butchering Frame… and kitty finished up snacking} {Before} {After} (This is one of the cure recipes we’re trying…)  {Wet Brine for other Hams} {And this is what it’s all about! The BACON!!} {Because one shot simply isn’t enough.} {Thanks Gals!} 2014 Hog Butchering […] Read more…


~Random Glimpses {Eleven}~

| Butchering, Just a Photo


One Year Ago: ~The 105th Psalm~ Dark weather means photography slows down some. So will these posts then. Hence the two week span since the last one.  That doesn’t mean things have slowed down on the homestead however.  Butchering season has begun with the steer, soon to be followed this week by the broiler chickens, […] Read more…

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