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My Uncle's family has owned a huge cattle ranch since before I was born. As we grew up, every summer my sister and I got harder and harder jobs with them. Up to and including dressing out, and cutting into "orders" for the local customers. (Including my parents)....so, I can tell you that you will be in for a rude awakening to your senses. Nothing quite smells like death.... emoticon

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I've watched the dressing of chickens and rabbits. A hog is a whole order of magnitude different. So I have some [sign in to see URL] I'm sure it will be quite different with such a large animal and doing it myself!
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DH has dressed out and butchered a fresh deer a couple of times. He had taken the deer to our processor and the freezers were full outside, and no one was [sign in to see URL], had no choice. It's messy and [sign in to see URL], we had fun. We did one of them mostly in ground meat. We borrowed a homemade [sign in to see URL] was a store-bought grinder with a motor and what=not attached to [sign in to see URL] on a big [sign in to see URL] made it go faster than if we had to hand crank the darn thing! emoticon My poor kitchen was bloody beyond [sign in to see URL] got it done (he did the gutting, skinning and buthering [sign in to see URL] was just bringing it all in that got [sign in to see URL] after allowing it to hang and drain for a bit more than 24 hours!!!

Used cleaner and bleach to mop my floors in and wipe the counters and all down. Messy, but rewarding!!!

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I have extended family and friends who have butchered domestic hogs at home...... but not wild hogs.

Altho since Michigan has declared them a problem now, they have their ears open waiting for the opportunity!
(they are all hunters)

Those are great photos you shared. I really like the corner window one, I hope to have something like that in my "forever" house someday emoticon
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Curious, that corner window has been a great spot. The "farmhouse" is actually a double wide trailer - my mom just has a knack for making people instantly forget they've walked into a mobile home. The seller (the mobile home was there when we bought it - just 1 year old) was super proud that he had gotten that option even though it was expensive. Now that we have it, we are also super glad he did it!
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