Cliff and I agree that this has been a most enjoyable weekend. His brother and friend were here yesterday and last night, helping us consume vast amounts of potato soup, cheese ball, caramel corn and hot hamburger dip. Cliff's sister and her husband came over last night, and again today. It's been a great family weekend, which is what you want when you have your only holiday feast of the season. Everything just fell into place, from unloading tractors to butchering. A good time was had by all.
I was busy cooking today, so I sent son-in-law Kevin out to take the pictures. The couple who supplied the hogs had dinner with us. They took their hams and sides up the road less than a mile to the local butcher shop, to be made into cured ham and bacon. We aren't curing any of our meat: lean pork is fairly good for us (as long as we stick to portion control), and we don't need any added salt.
I hope all of my readers enjoy their holiday season as much as Cliff and I enjoyed this weekend.