Normally we only get 1/2 a hog each year, but this year the guy we get our hog from had an "excess" of piglets (i.e. the boar got out of his pen) so we agreed to take the entire animal.
|Although I wish I could take credit for this magnificent|
work of art, it was just a pic I saw online.
As much as I love, love, love bacon, I'm also a sausage freak. And since I cannot do much about upping the amount of bacon we get from the hog (oh wouldn't it be just heaven if you could get an entire hog in bacon???), I do have some control over the amount of sausage we get.
So I got one shoulder and one ham made into sausage. Yes. I "ruined" a perfectly good ham in order curb my cravings for breakfast sausage. Paul claims that this was not what was planned when we were discussing how to have the hog cut up, but I think he misunderstood, or at least underestimated my desire to have as much sausage crammed into my freezer as space would allow.
Anyways, the last ham we had cut into 1" steaks and it lasted almost a year, so I figured we really didn't need that second ham anyways.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
There was no "misunderstanding". We can talk, discuss, yap, chat, whatever about something and she just goes ahead and does whatever she wants anyhow.