*This post is not for the faint hearted- not that it is graphic, but some may find it upsetting.
But as our first pig, raised soley here; from paddock to plate. This made this a difficult decision to make, and a sorrowful event. But here is a breif account of the process.
Saturday morning was D-day for Streaky. Following months of perseverance in the hope she would produce piglets, the decision was made. We had enjoyed having her, and she had had a good life. But all animals on a small holding have their purpose. And since she wasn't producing and meeting one, it was to be the other.
|Pierce behind rear tendons to hoist|
|And lower her in the bath|
|Getting the temperature right|
|Removing hair & layer of skin|
|Too large for Bandsaw|
|Marbling is amazing!|
|As were the various shades of pink flesh... truely free range|