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Alicia

Really nice article. My boyfriend is Polish and I got to see his family make kielbasa. I didn't get to see the butchering part but they told me how they went to a farm somewhere in New York and bought a pig and got it butchered. It was all pretty interesting and the kielbasa was delish.

Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries

How fascinating! I agree about knowing where your food comes from! Especially meat. It doesn't just come from the supermarket on a piece of styrofoam!

BrandyJ.

I agree about wanting to know where your food comes from. You've made me curious if a butcher shop near us would offer this type of class.

Jennifer

Good for you, Carmen. I don't think I'd ever eat meat again! I know it's me being intentionally ignorant and not at all aware, but I would not, could not do this. So good for you for taking it on!

Kyooty

what an awesome opportunity. This reminds me of a time when my Dad brought home 1/2 of a Pig's head and we all marveled as he was working on getting that eye ball out off the head. I think I was either 8 or maybe 10? I can't quite remember if it was before my Mom had the twins or after. I remember my brother and I standing on a stool to see.

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.