Adult 4-H; It’s Over


Yep. Today was the day. I’m working on a post the will detail the whole custom exempt slaughtering process, but since it won’t be done until tomorrow, I wanted to update those of you that have been following this process. After six months of caring for these pigs, today they fulfilled their purpose.
I handled way better than I thought I would. I didn’t cry, I wasn’t upset. Dave is quick and efficient and the pigs really had no idea what happened. They knew no fear, one second they were just being normal, happy pigs and the next they were gone.

As you can see we all handled it well. We learned a ton today! Dave is an amazing teacher. I am one of those people that find comfort in knowing where my food comes from. I also enjoy being self-sufficient, being able to raise my own food (meat and vegetables) means a lot to me. Being able to share  my knowledge with other people is just the icing on the cake. Thank you for coming with me on this journey.


Filed under Ag, agriculture, food, photos, Pigs, Ranch life, Uncategorized

12 Responses to Adult 4-H; It’s Over

  1. Congrats to you Megan for doing this and sharing it. Looking forward to seeing the comments of the haters for amusement purposes! Great job!

  2. Way t go Meg. THe whole idea od farming and ranching is the end product. Food

  3. Congrats! I can’t wait to read all the details, but I’m glad everything went smoothly. I’m sure that pork is going to taste amazing!

  4. Looking forward to reading the details Meg!

  5. So glad it went well! I’ve loved reading all the pig posts, and I can’t wait for the details.

  6. Great job!! You are displaying the true meaning of farming. Keep up the great work you are doing.

      • Alicia

        Oh, Megan, you know why, but I’ll lay it out for other readers. Animals are not ours to eat. Pigs are intelligent, feeling individuals with unique personalities and desires. We have no right to take their lives away from them simply to satisfy our own cravings. In our society there is no need to eat animals for any reason, so violently taking their lives from them simply because you like the taste of bacon is unjustifiable and shameful.

        • But that is your opinion. Mine is different. I respect your opinion. So much so that I would never dream of getting on your blog and telling you that I think you are wrong. I love what I do, I’m proud of what I do. And shame on your for judging me when you don’t know me, my ranch, or what I do.

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