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Mine had a pair of mules, sometimes a mare and a mule. No electric, and I remember when I stayed there my mattress was cornshalks. There was nothing like eating chicken fried in fat in a iron skillet with milk gravy and mashed potatoes.
Yard chicken.......... good eating!
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Yep, we butchered our own hogs up until about 10 years ago. Now I about the only one in the family that knows how, and I am too old and crippled up to do it. Now if somebody hits one on the road or shoots one, we usually just skin it out, quarter it up, and chill it. Then take the good cuts and leave the head, chitterlings, and hide. My sister can still skin one, but she needs me there to cut it up, and wrap it for the freezer.

I do remember the long days butchering 5 or 6 hogs, making head cheese, and rendering buckets of lard. Most times ate too many crackings and couldn't sleep that night.
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My grandma even made lye soap.
an old saying overhere... from times of little... if not any... opulence
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from the pork you don't waste ANYTHING...

even blood, fur, bones... are useful

let alone during the war
money... especially in big cities... counted far less than having a hog in the courtyard
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an old saying overhere... from times of little... if not any... opulence
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from the pork you don't waste ANYTHING...

even blood, fur, bones... are useful

let alone during the war
money... especially in big cities... counted far less than having a hog in the courtyard
Yeah, we got almost the same saying over here. "You can eat everything on the pig except the squeal. "
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