We are having a party at our house in about three weeks and had the idea of doing a pig roast. I need ideas on how to go about doing this. Should I try to find one at a butcher shop, or on the hoof? If on the hoof, how hard is it to process ourselves? We were thinking about a smallish pig---maybe 60-80 lbs. Or would it be better to get a full size pig and have half of it processed for the freezer? I saw feeder pigs in the paper for $35 and butcher hogs for $150. Would a 40# feeder pig feed 20-30+ people? $150 is too much to spend for just the party, but if I can also stock the freezer that might not be a bad price. How much does processing usually cost? Also, anyone have any ideas on the best way to roast a pig. A pit? A smoker? Cinderblock oven? Am I just over my head and need to come up with another idea? I like the idea of going with a homesteading theme. Whole, unproccessed foods. Green beans, roast corn, baked potatoes. This is kind of our housewarming party. (Even though we've been here 8 months.) Anyway, thanks in advance for any ideas!!!