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Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies, Volume 2, Issue 4, 1990

Home Butchering

Home Butchering

On the farms we were used to seeing the butchering done at home and even looked forward to the pig killing, which produced bacon. Of great interest, on the occasional trips to town, was seeing the butcher's shops with carcasses hanging up. Customers chose the joint of roast they wanted, and the butcher then cut it off on his large wooden block.