So the first cold front blew in about 3 hours ago and we have a colder one coming in the morning. A fella needs something to do to countermand the cabin fever. So I fell into a good deal and appropriated some sow belly, at a decent price. So they didn't know what they were doing with the skin, on? Or off? It was mostly ragged. I could live with it, at such a good deal. Made up Pop's brine cure (2 gallons), added some of my own ingredients. And Wa-La, <POOF> we now have a 2 week wait........LOL <snaps finger> So much for cabin fever! Sow Belly!! Around 50 pounds give or take a few. My professional brine bucket! The magical mystery nectar...... Mmmmm good stuff Maynard! Tucked into the beer reefer for a couple a weeks. I saved a couple a pieces of belly, now to dream about all the things possible I can do with 'em. Too be continued.