Finally we have decided the date that peppa will be butchered she has one more weight in but we are confident that she is at her target weight. I am not announcing the date to anyone, as I am concerned that I will have a mob of angry "save Peppa" campaigners stood in the drive. However, the butcher s booked, and the realisation of rearing an animal for meat has set it in.
Peoples reactions over the whole Peppa thing still amazes me, and I have found very few people that are interested, or understand what we are doing. Far too many people judge, condemn and make comments that make no sense. They seem to have an image stuck in their head of a small piglet that looks cute, that was raised in the house as a pet.
Trust me Peppa is not cute, she is over 100kg of pure destruction, and has a means et of teeth on her, which have been used on all of us at some point. Maybe it is just human nature to judge things and comment on areas that you have no idea what you are talking about. Am I a pig expert no, but I have consulted the experts, which included Google, and have ensured that everything is going to be done correctly.
The whole journey has been interesting, and now as we discuss the parts of the pig that the butcher will keep , and the parts that we will have it makes the process seem more realistic. The Spanish butcher cannot believe that we do not want her head and trotters, but honestly he can keep those. However, on the same token I am amazed that he turned his nose up at the liver and kidneys!