500 pound boar!

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Wilbur cost $100. We spent about $50 on corn. Processing was $592 for a total of $742. Hanging weight was 506 pounds. Since we saved the fat and soup bones, I don't think there was much waste. I recently rendered lard and have 12 quarts, so I am giving the fat to a friend who wants lard. Using 500 pounds, cost per pound is $1.48 for some darn good meat. Not too shabby.

I see older hogs and boars on Craigslist quite often. Sometimes they have a hefty price on them because people think that their valuable breeders hold great value. Nope. I watched a Hampshire boar go from $350 to $50. Nobody wants older hogs and they sure don't want big old boars. We'll take that risk. I feed them good, no sows around to get their hormones up and they taste just fine. I know that at some point, I might wind up with a stinky carcass, but I'll take that risk.
 

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Cooking Wilbur. Making pulled pork out of ham cross sections, that’s almost 18 pounds. Party tomorrow!

That’s my redneck BBQ pit made from a water heater tank. I love it, it really rolls the smoke!

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Just look at those fresh ham slices! Wilbur was literally one BIG A$$ HOG! Neighborhood party tomorrow at one of the neighbors house. Last year it was here at our house. Making eggnog too!
 

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More cooking Wilbur LOL. Half hamburger and half ground pork. Notice the thumbprint in the middle of the party? It keeps the meat from drawing up.

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Wilbur sure is smelling good!

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:drool I can almost taste the food all the way from over here.
 

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Wilbur as pulled pork, was the hit of the party. Instead of asking if anybody wanted pulled pork, I asked if anybody wanted to bite Wilbur. We left some with the hosts of the party and brought a little home. The party was fun, food was good and everybody had a good time. We had some friends spend the night and today I taught her how to make bread. We made rosemary focaccia bread, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. I sent them home with most of what was left after we ate all we could. LOL
 

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The focaccia sounds good. I like that type. Grabbed a recipe for some skillet bread I want to try soon.
 
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