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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/african-swine-fever-reaches-farms-13140565 ***Deadly African swine fever has reached Europe with the second-largest pig farm on the continent infected. The grim news for swine farmers comes just days after China slaughtered thousands of hogs in a bid to...
  2. General Discussion
    I love bacon and eggs, BLTs, pork chops, and pulled pork. Yet another reason I pray I never wind up in a federal prison. Interesting that the major news sources haven't picked up this story. http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/10/federal-prison-system-has-taken-pork-menu/122635/?oref=river
  3. General Discussion
    Some of you followed our hog thread this spring and summer where we raised hogs for the first time. We bought 15 hogs at the sale yard in late May and raised them up to slaughter size. I slaughtered our first hog about a month ago right at 260 pounds. I was rather surprised at how easy it was...
  4. Recipes
    OK, so I am hooked on Boudin and struggling like everything to make a recipe that I can live with. Please help me. I have this one, let me know if you have experience that will work better: 2 3/4 pounds pork butt, cut into chunks 1 pound pork liver, cut into pieces 2 quarts...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Over the past few weeks I have been posting on my blog about what my project for 2013 should be. Should it be rabbits, honey bees, both, or maybe even something else? The question from there needs to be, what project is going to provide my family with the greatest return on our investment...
  6. Food and water
    im looking for some advice and a recipe for making real salt pork. the kind that they used to make in the 19th century, where it was packed in brine and salt and lasted a very long time
  7. Food and water
    I've seen a lot of threads talking about spam, or various other canned meats, and they can be found all over the forum. I thought with this thread we could make a central place to post reviews of the various canned meats and be able to find them easier (since I'll make this a sticky)...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone see the TV specials on the explosion of the feral pig population? Supposedly they number in the millions now. Maybe that will help with the food supply soon.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was self indulgent Saturday and ordered a delicious pork roast from a local resturant. It had a red sauce so I didn't notice until the end that it was undercooked. Last night I went to the ER in horrible pain, vomiting and having diarrhea like you wouldn't believe. Diagnosis Trichinosis...
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