Pig Slaughter and Butchering a Pig on the Farm

It takes an emotional toll, but pig slaughter and butchering a pig on the farm ensures the farmer she knows from exactly where her meat came. In the old days, pig processing was a family-oriented, community chore.

Hog scrapers with a hook come in handy – this will be one of the more time-consuming steps in the process.
Photo by Susy Morris