Yesterday morning I got up about 5:30 a.m. and started the fire and start heating up the water. A couple of hours later a cuz of mine showed up and we euthenized a pig and started scraping it. It was the first pig I ever scraped. It wasn't as terrible of a chore as I thought it would be. Growing up I watched my uncle's scrape and butcher hogs quite often but I never participated in the actual scraping and butchering. I only participated in the eating part. So I was kind of dreading the scraping part yesterday. Everything went real well. It didn't take long to heat the water up and we didn't use very much wood. I must have gathered up half a rick of wood and ended up using very little of it. After we scraped and cleaned the pig the best we could we singed what hair we couldn't get off and then we cut the pig up in 6 big peices (7 counting the head). My plans are to roast each big peice in a smoker when we get hungry for pig. My original plans was to build a Cajun Microwave and cook the whole pig in it. But I just haven't had time to gather the material and spend a whole day cooking. I do still have one pig in the pen but I'm planning on sending that one to the processor so I can have special cuts such as pork chops, etc. However, we did take one big peice today and done a Indian hog fry with it. We removed all the meat off the bones and placed the meat in a big cast iron dutch oven and slow cooked it over a wood fire. It is my wife and I's wedding anniversery today so we celebrated with our kids by Pigging Out!