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, April 2, 2013

Holy Buckets of Bacon!

It's a bacon overload! It's a ham hysteria!  I went and got our bacon and hams from the butcher yesterday. It was glorious.

A huge ham haul.

I really like our butcher - he started laughing right when I walked into his office.  It's not entirely unusual for folks to greet me like that so I wasn't surprised.  You'll remember that we've had a laugh or two before.

A bucket of bacon.

Turns out he gave us a deal on my extra big bacon. He had to trim off part of it to make it fit into the slicer.  This is how the "good" end of the bacon turned out:

He said he felt bad because that what the fatty end and he didn't think it was much use... but I didn't mind at all. This was the "bad" stuff - are you kidding? It's perfect! This is great for chopping into chunks and using to make beans - or cook up some onions.

I'll use that for when I need bacon and fat as the base for a stew or meat sauce. It worked out perfectly for me. So I happily drove right home with my huge ham haul.

That's my regular sized skillet - look how huge the bacon slices are!

We might, however, need another freezer..... or I'll just have to keep cooking up skillet full of bacony goodness.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


Heavens Door Acres said...

OK, I am TOTALLY in awe of all that bacony goodness! *shakes fist at her bacon bits* grow darn ya GROW!! Eat my pretties...eat more!!
Oh, yeah, ummm....that looks great, and the "bad" end...wow, I would fry it up a little crispy..and enjoy! What does he mean "bad end"??? There is NEVER a place in time to use BAD...with BACON!

The Weekend Homesteader said...

If you run out of freezer space, you can happily use mine! I love bacon!

Akannie said...

Woo Hoo !!!!!


Misty Meadows said...

Your bacon looks good to me! I can smell it frying! :)

David said...

oh oh my!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Wow, I'm sure up for Bacon and Eggs right now. That bacon looks yummy.

Chai Chai said...

I have extra freezer space, do you need my address?

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Them little bacon bits will grow soon enough, HDA! And yeah - "bad" bacon? Whats with that?

Ha! THANKS WEHSteader!!! Good to see you here :-D

Yay, Akannie! I think I need to get "Bacon Blessings (A)Bound" on a tshirt. yay!

MistyM, this bacon smells like heaven....

Dang straight, Dave!

Horst, this batch was a hit right out of the park - just stunning.

Ha! Chai Chai, I have a lot of friends now :-D

Vickie said...

Everything's better with bacon!!!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

yay! everything IS better with bacon! thanks Vickie! :-D

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