I Butchered a Pig
January 14, 2016 12:01 PM   Subscribe

I Butchered a Pig
I butchered a pig this weekend, and decided to write about the process.

We went in with some friends to buy a hog from one of their college acquaintances. He told us the slaughterhouse could butcher it for us, or we could do it ourselves. We opted to try our hand at it, so we spent a morning cutting up a pig carcass.

I took a bunch of photos during the process, and then decided to write up the whole thing so I wouldn't forget it.
Role: pig cutter, photographer, author
posted by backseatpilot (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
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I love this. Good for you for taking on the task and I envy your future of pork consumption. Well done.
posted by bondcliff at 1:54 PM on January 14, 2016

This is great! Well written, good photographs, and it looks like something all carnivores should have a go at.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:06 AM on January 15, 2016

This is an excellent dissection (heh!) of the butchery task. Reference worthy.
posted by a halcyon day at 1:24 PM on January 15, 2016

Nice work! Thanks for sharing it.
posted by janell at 4:31 PM on January 16, 2016

Part of the reason I'm a vegetarian is because I couldn't bring myself to do something like this, but I like seeing what I'm not capable of doing. Thanks for this - it's great!
posted by minsies at 3:37 AM on January 17, 2016

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