Friday, 23 October 2009

Porky products

We popped up to Patrick's to collect the half pig from his chiller cabinet this morning and weren't surprised to see a good sprinkling of snow on the high mountains after yesterday's rain and cold temperatures.....albeit a month later than the first snows last yearThe Gascon half pig weighed 44 kgsAndy sharpened his butchering knives...
...and within a couple of hours we had various cuts and joints safely stashed away in the freezer. We prepared some belly with a homemade cure which will give us bacon/poitrine salée in a week or two......made pork, apple, leek and rosemary sausages..... and some saucissonTomorrow, we will deal with the hams.

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