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airmotive
10-23-2012, 14:35
I met a pig today. Several actually.
Prior to today I didn’t know a Tamworth from a Gloucestershire Old Spot…now I do. And they both make some pretty good bacon (and chops). Especially when the Old Spot is crossed with wild boar. Now I just have to figure out how to get bacon home from Ireland, through US customs. Smuggling ten pounds of bacon in a bodily orifice just ain’t gonna happen. I guess this is one of those “first world” problems Sean Penn likes to make fun of.
Wifey and I are now staying at an Irish B&B south of Limerick, Ireland for a few days (Rigney’s Farmhouse…www.rigneysfarm.com if you ever want to book a stay…or perhaps to plan your final resting place).
Yes, the wifey is the same wifey featured in the ‘Falconry’ thread from yesterday. The difference is that this B&B is a working free-range farm. Cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and ducks. Two people…a husband and wife…running the whole farm PLUS the B&B. Did I mention they cure their own bacon? Sweet Jesus.
Guess what’s for breakfast. Pig, ten ways. Throw in some fried duck eggs and barley bread. More bacon? Sure. Pork chops for dinner. Jews…you don’t know what you’re missing.
If I die, just feed me to the pigs…we’ll call it a fair trade.
Oh…a few pics of dinner and the B&B.

Dinner
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/Piggy.jpg

The “guard puppies”.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/BuddyandSally.jpg

The B&B
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/airmotive/RigneysFarmhouse.jpg

Altaris
10-23-2012, 14:48
Smuggling ten pounds of bacon in a bodily orifice just ain’t gonna happen.

That would actually be quite easy though.

Insert bacon into orifice on your face, commonly called the mouth, and your problem is solved. :wavey:

Mrs. VR
10-23-2012, 16:03
That's beautiful. And I'm a bad bad Jew, bacon comes from the bacon animal, and the bacon animal Which chews its cud and has cloven hooves. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!! :miff:

concretefuzzynuts
10-23-2012, 16:48
Bacon= meat candy

geodan
10-24-2012, 06:27
You don't have to go to Ireland (though it sounds like a good idea!) we raise Tamworth/Old Spot pigs in our woods in PA, 2 hours from Mrs. VR

http://bucklandfarmpa.com/our-pork/

First GT visitor get a free BLT!
geodan

airmotive
10-24-2012, 11:49
You don't have to go to Ireland (though it sounds like a good idea!) we raise Tamworth/Old Spot pigs in our woods in PA, 2 hours from Mrs. VR

http://bucklandfarmpa.com/our-pork/

First GT visitor get a free BLT!
geodan

Do you cure too?
I'm learning that small-time bacon the the porcine equivelent of the micro-brewery. Oscar Meyer is to bacon what Bedweiser is to beer. There's SO much better out there!

What we had this morning was nearly 3" wide. On one side was cracklin; the other side was what looked like Canadian bacon (the round, tenderloin looking cut)...in between was the part that looked like traditional American bacon. Not sure if those cuts are actually connected on the pig, but that's what it looked like.

Another pleasant surprise...pigs don't smell! Which is a good thing because they were living 100' outside our room. I'm used to being able to smell the stinch of 10,000 pigs living in an industrial facility from a mile away. But given free range, they're the cleanest critter on the farm.

Geko45
10-24-2012, 11:56
That's beautiful. And I'm a bad bad Jew, bacon comes from the bacon animal, and the bacon animal Which chews its cud and has cloven hooves. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!! :miff:

:animlol:

blackjack
10-24-2012, 12:15
Not sure if this will satisfy your bacon Jones but my kids got me this for my birthday one time and every bacon was great:

http://www.zingermans.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=G-BAC-3&crf=muumrk&gclid=CK2Qx96gmrMCFQuCQgodMWoA6Q

geodan
10-27-2012, 08:23
We cure, make sausage, and do custom cutting. Also do pig roasts in season---the bacon sells faster than we can make it. Currently building a smokehouse to start applewood smoked bacon, sausage, and ham. Not an easy life, farming, but there is peace of mind and food security...

Big Bird
10-27-2012, 09:17
Some Pig

shotgunred
10-27-2012, 09:28
Now i am hungry.

Atomic Punk
10-27-2012, 09:35
You don't have to go to Ireland (though it sounds like a good idea!) we raise Tamworth/Old Spot pigs in our woods in PA, 2 hours from Mrs. VR

http://bucklandfarmpa.com/our-pork/

First GT visitor get a free BLT!
geodan


Do you have parking for a 73ft tractor/trailer? :supergrin:
i was nearby last week. and may be again soon.

Boot Stomper
10-27-2012, 22:34
I have posted this before, but it is relevant to this thread and it always makes me smile.

Homer Simpson's Magical Animal - YouTube

BAILIFF
10-27-2012, 22:58
http://i.imgur.com/QGEhZ.jpg

Blast
10-28-2012, 00:31
That's beautiful. And I'm a bad bad Jew, bacon comes from the bacon animal, and the bacon animal Which chews its cud and has cloven hooves. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!! :miff:
There are alternatives.:supergrin:

http://israelity.com/2011/10/06/yes-that-bacon-is-kosher/

http://www.beefbacon.net/

okie
10-28-2012, 06:24
Bacon one of the four food groups:eat::pig:

clancy
10-28-2012, 07:39
Bacon one of the four food groups:eat::pig:

Along with whiskey(grain), ice cream(dairy) and french fries(vegetable).