Monday, January 21, 2013

Talking with the Butcher

Mark snapped this picture of me talking to the butcher after the pig slaughter. We are going over the cut sheets, slice by slice. Since I am sharing the pork with the people who helped pay for the piglets and feed you need to explain everything from how thick you want chops sliced to how many pieces of bacon per package. It took a good while and Mark caught me perched on a hand-me-down bench from Bedlam Farm.

16 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

That is a phenomenal photograph! Just mesmerizing. - Michael Bird

January 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is a phenomenal photograph! Just mesmerizing.

January 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

Wonderful natural picture, pondering, contemplating, and just you!

January 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

Wonderful natural picture, pondering, contemplating and just a naturally you...

January 22, 2013 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Nice! You have great images on your blog, but not enough pictures of you going about your daily round.

January 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great photo! Is that a BEAR back there?

January 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Beautiful. Sometimes the ones unplanned are the best. I would have that one framed if I were your mother!!

January 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Sol said...

I love this picture. The light behind you. PERFECT

January 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Sol said...

I love that picture, the light is amazing. PERFECT

I would frame it

January 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

Great photo!

Um, looks like a bear in the background and the bear looks like he's looking at you, Jenna!

Amazing!

January 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

That's Bear For President. I call him that. It's a carved wooden bear that says "welcome to our home" or something there's usually an American flag in front of it and when you drive below it on the way to town it looks like a bear at a podium behind a waving flag. Love it.

January 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Fantastic photo of you Jenna!

January 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

Hi Jenna,

Love the picture of you talking to the butcher. I had no idea how much there is to be decided about how to cut the meat.

Have you watched Tales of a Green Valley, the BBC series about a 17th century farm? Episode three shows butchering a pig 17th century style. I found it very interesting. I don't know if I could ever raise an animal for slaughter, but I sure do like pork. I admire how you are able to handle raising an animal for food with so much respect for its life.

You might also enjoy Episode two where oxen and a horse are being used to clear a field. So much work, but how magnificent these animals are. Tractors just can't give back the emotions that live animals do.

Diane in North Carolina

January 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

Fantastic photo - you look totally at ease!

January 23, 2013 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Oak Forest Cooperative said...

You know, I hate to say it, but your diet is going to kill you.All that meat your eating is a bad idea from a health standpoint, raising the danger of heart desease, colon cancer, ect.Plus I'd say your around 50lbs overweight.If you lose that weight you'll be doing your long-term health a big favor, same with eating all that meat.I lost 70 lbs over three years sticking to the current FDA "health plate".Your a smart girl, you know this.Good luck, GIII

January 24, 2013 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Natalie T. said...

This, is such a great photo. Gonna be neat to look back on it when you are 80...

January 28, 2013 at 1:31 AM  

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