Friday, November 4, 2011

Turning Pumpkins into Bacon

Free pumpkins plus hogs equals free bacon!  The neighboring farmer lets me take all the leftover pumpkins, squashes, and gourds when they close on Oct 31 each year.  I save the best for the goats (or a couple for us if I didn't get any earlier in the season) and toss the rest into the pig pasture.

The pigs prefer to eat the seeds first, and like the flesh of the pumpkin best when it is almost liquified and fermented.  They instinctively know that the nutrient bioavailability shoots up with fermentation.....although I prefer my fermented veggies not quite so fermented, personally.

These four have done quite well on free food.  The girl on the far right was the runt last May.  Look at her now.....large and in charge!

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