My apologies if this was not the visual image you were expecting on your feed. Every year at this time I get to participate in one of MY favorite experiences of the holiday season, the annual #pigshare
Two amazing human beings in this community decided about thirty years ago that food should be accessible to all people. One of the ways they walk the talk is to raise six pigs every year, organically and holistically, and allow this of us who have shares in the pigs to participate in the slaughtering and butchering of the animals.
Those of you who are not grossed out yet and still reading might understand why I find this to be such as amazing experience. We don't have access to this information in our culture anymore, sure I could Google it, but it's not the same as learning through hands on experience. Over the years this couple to take the time to educate enough people that others have felt confident enough to start their own co-ops and homesteading experiences. They have touched the lives of so many people through just this program that I will always be eternally grateful for the way the have held space for the next generation of us who WANT to know how to do this and don't know how to find the way. . . . . . . . .
That being said, the one thing I seem to never be able to eat every year is the #CrazyAmountOfBacon I end up with so if anyone out there has any creative trades they want to do with me in exchange for bacon I'm all ears.......