Bearcarver - thank you - looked at a lot of your bacon posts, as well as a great thread from Cowgirl before I started!
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Thanks for all of the comments/compliments/points - means a lot coming from you guys.
Smokin-Jim - 40 lbs was a lot! Lucky for me I have a lot of hungry neighbors and family! By the time it was sliced, probably ended up with around 30 lbs of good lean bacon, but kept all of the ends to slap in with pinto beans over the winter.
Again, thanks to all for checking out my post. Can't find pork bellies around here, and it'll be another year until we butcher, so I'm going to try some Buckboard Bacon. Look out Bearcarver, I'll be stalking your posts again for a while!
Merry Christmas everyone,