How to Cure Meat
Curing is an age-old process of preserving meat for later use. With just a few ingredients — salt, nitrites, and time — the meat transforms: from water-packed and pliable to dry and stiff. Over time, the flavor develops, too. Leeched of...
Hog butchering — Using everything but the squeal
By Charles Sanders Issue #142 • July/August, 2013 A 450-pound hog will provide a lot of delicious meat. Hogs are raised throughout our neighboring Amish community for many of the same reasons old American homesteads raised them. First, hogs don’t take up much space. Second, they have a very good feed to meat conversion ratio. […]