Well I guess I'm dragging this up from the depths of 2008!
DH and I are giving serious thought to relocating to the Medina area of North Dakota. We've both come to the point where we are sure we have to get out of this lunatic state (
) and we've been offered a great opportunity for a place to retire and enjoy the rest of our lives doing what we love!
Now - for some practical informationi
We are planning on raising critters for food - but 1 pig only provides so much bacon, and we dearly love our bacon. Do meat markets or grocery stores carry things like pork bellies, jowls, etc? Is there any problem getting smoking and curing supplies? Since we're going to be out of town I'm betting I can talk DH into building a real smokehouse - that's exciting!
We're planning on making a trip out there to check out the "farm" - and any comments, suggestions, and information would be greatly appreciated.