my buddy zack has thrown himself into Grand Adventures in Curing. the picture below shows 30 pounds of bacon, 240 pounds of ham, which zack says "took my whole counter, kitchen island and half my stove to lay out". he and patty have named them things like Livia and Caligula.
i'll totally take some of this off their hands. i haven't quite developed the sense of adventure for curing yet... but i'm very impressed with zack's gung-ho-ness with the whole endeavor. and i can't wait to taste the end results!
as Hillshire Farms says, Go Meat!