Want to know where that ham sandwich came from? It's HOG KILLING DAY!

Interesting historical slice of life… and ham! Gives you a new appreciation for how easy modern life is in some respects.

Hog Killin’ Time In Scott County, Tennessee

I keep reading “it’s hog killing day” to the tune of Wall of Voodoo’s Animal Day.

None of 'em links worked for me, and I don’t usually have problems. Maybe it’s just the early hour?

Not just you; they’re all bad links.

I would blame the crank, but I know it only makes me better, faster, stronger cough

The # 2 link and 3 links are resisting all attempts to link access them except via google


“Hog killings were a wintertime tradition”


“Hog Killin’ Time In Scott County, Tennessee”

I haven’t been able to think quite the same about pigs since “A Day No Pigs Would Die”. Damn it, that book traumatized me. Doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to the barbeque this afternoon though…

Here’s the first link.

'pears you just had some extra gunk in there.


Linky number two

Linkety number three

In the text of the first link, the writer mentioned her hog killing day recipes. My great aunt (from the South) gave us a fantastic recipe for “pig picking cake,” for just such an occasion. I’ll see if I can dig it up.

Other than the cake, the whole business would kind of take the shine off Thanksgiving Day, ‘sall I’m sayin’.

Sorry, even the milk-fed piglet battle on Iron Chef kinda squidged me out.

My answer to the topic line is definitely “no.” :slight_smile: