We are both agriculture geeks at heart, so when we heard that Hubby's uncle was slaughtering a few pigs on the same weekend we were visiting, Hubby was excited to see the process! We made the trek to GA to visit Hubby's grandparents this past weekend and Hubby and Pop decided to hop in over to Uncle D's to watch them slaughter their pigs they had raised. I stayed at home with Nanny but asked hubby to get some good pictures of the process. I have never seen a pig slaughtered and was actually anxious to see the event!
Pop and Hubby got to the farm right about the time they were finishing up one pig and starting on the next. Aunt J was cooking up sausage as it was coming off the pig and canning it for later use. Hubby was lucky enough to try a piece of this fresh sausage from a pig that had been walking around not more that 3 hours before. Hubby says, "It doesn't get much fresher than that, unless you take a bite out of the pig's butt while it's walking around."
Warning...pictures not for the faint of heart or those who do not want to see the process.
Removing the hair
The "in-ards" Aunt J is using the liver for liver mush