Bottling beef was my job to kick off the week. Canning even part of the grass-fed beef was a big job, but the convenience is worth it.
Cute, but guilty. On Sunday, Mark bent down to pick up Jim and threw his back out. He had to slow down for a few days and now is as good as ever.
With Mark out of commission and one of the busiest weeks on our schedule, we called in reinforcements. Dorothy joined the eviseration crew.
We even called in the neighbors! Jo-Jo got trained on all the stations and did a good job for a first-timer. Swimming afterward was the best part, though.
Once he could be up a bit, Mark and Keith plowed the barnyard and planted in turnips as fall forage for the pigs.
After a few rainy days, the Mangalitsa pigs had lots of mud to roll in! Their wooly hides got pretty crusty, but they aren't too hygeine conscious.
We spent Thursday and Friday manning a table in the Taste The Local Difference building at the NW District Fair, camping out with friends on Thursday night. Saturday was R&R day. We enjoyed a lovely day on Lake Michigan, swimming, digging and stacking sand, and picnicing on smoked fish.