Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is it worth it? Um.. yeah

And this is why....
Behold. Pork

... stand and weep with joy over these chops....

Would just LOOK at them!?!

and this roast....

Our roast and our sauerkraut. Served with our potatoes, of course

I hates them pigz.. but I love the pork. Go meat!

10 comments:

Veggie PAK said...

Sooo, you run a chop shop! I love pork chops and pork roast. It always tastes SO good! You sure work well as a team!
Your "pig in a post" was very interesting reading. It looks like it was a very good job performed.

the Goodwife said...

We go back and forth with the feasiblity of raising our own. We've done it several times in the past and always butcher them ourselves (however we do take the hams and bacon to the locker to be smoked and cured). That said, with the price of corn, I'm just not sure it would be feasible to do it. Other than that wonderful knowledge of knowing what it ate and all that, I'm sure we couldn't buy a feeder pig and feed him up to 275 lbs or so for anywhere near what we can but one already fat for.

But yes mam, that is LOVELY pork!!

Melanie said...

Super expensive for feed here in Alaska... it comes to about $2 a lb, if we do all the processing ourselves. Still mulling it

Chai Chai said...

We had pork tonight as well, but sadly, not home grown. It looks delicious. Almost as yummy as Tknag Hooves or Heart of Targ (Pg 2)! I dare you!

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Grandpa said...

That's most appetizing - so pink and succulent....*salivating*

Great photography too - I can imagine you down on the floor for that cutlet shot

Ohiofarmgirl said...

VPak! Yep! we love good teamwork.. its part of what makes the work easier.

hi GW.. humm.. sounds like I need to do a post for you and Melanie about how to raise pigs on the cheap. please stand by.
;-)

CC - thats my favorite! ha!

Thanks, Grandpa! and it was so well marbled.. just melts in your mouth. but I'm kinda short so it wasnt too hard to catch the shot
;-)

the Goodwife said...

Anxiously standing by for your tips and tricks! I know of course feeding milk and we would attempt to pasture the bugger, but not sure how long that would last before I was having mini chops..........

Ohiofarmgirl said...

You can do it, GW! I'm working on it.. Part One will be posted on the 17th.. and then I'll work on Part 2
:-)

The Gingerbread House said...

just found these beautiful chops on your blog.WOW!,They are absoluetly beautiful pieces of meat. I bet you will be loving (I mean hating) some more pigs soon hahaha...Ginny

Ohiofarmgirl said...

I love to hate them pigs, Ms Ginny! I just went and checked them in the freezer and gave them a loving pat... they are best this way.
;-)

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