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Think of all the stuff you could possibly need while butchering a hog. Think big hog. Not sure of the weight, but here's my problem. I want and would butcher a hog, if ours were ready. However, today we got a call from a friend, the one who we are getting the free feed from, just for coming and emptying out his bins?

Well, he has a free hog, only it has to be butchered now. Hubby says oh, I wish we could, however, we don't have the stuff we need to do that.

When he hung up, I asked him if he was crazy? All that meat????

He said no, we don't have any place to hang it or any water source as it is so cold outside.

Okay, given the fact that it IS below freezing out there, this is the only point I understand.

From my point of view, I would have that hog on the ground, skinning it and gutting it, and I'd bring chunks of it into the house, properly cut up or not, and put it in the freezer.

That being said, this time, I am having to work till nearly midnight, and he is (I think) reluctant to take on a hog by himself. I told him if I wasn't working I'd be taking this hog. Anyway, I forgave him, but I want there to be no excuses from this point forward.

I am going to start gathering in every little piece of equipment we might possibly need, or I might possibly need, and I am going to take the next hog that is offered. I can't stand this! :grit:

Okay, done with my rant, now help me with the list everyone!

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I'm on your side. In fact, I believe this is the traditional time of the year for butchering hogs - at least is was for my folks.

We butcher hogs at our place ALL the time. You need a rope, sharp knife and a gun. The gun to send him on his way, the rope to hang him up with and a knift to cut him up with.

Since it is so cold, I would gut it, skin it and quarter it and put it on in the freezer for later processing. It is easier if you have a helper, but depending on the size of the hog, you should be able to do it by yourself.

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