Friday, May 1, 2009

Providence's Providential Provisions: Wild Hogs

Around 6PM two evenings ago, a couple of the men spotted some wild hogs hanging around our (Sue and my) domestic ones. Well, we rounded up a couple more of the guys, and the hunt began! We were able to nab three of the four; they didn't go easily, some being shot several times before a finishing shot to the head was required.

And then the butchering began, with 7 or 8 folks involved. It was probably about 45 minutes to an hour before sundown, and so we all put it into high gear, trying to get them skinned, gutted and quartered before dark. With all of the practice we've had, we were able to get it done pretty much with no problem.

Apparently, the wild hog population is exploding and becoming a real problem, which is bad in that they can be destructive to land and animals, but good in that there's a bunch of free meat running around.

And so, we are very grateful to the Lord for granting this food. He is most gracious and merciful.

1 Tim 6:8 - "And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

-- David

4 comments:

debylin said...

With all those hogs running around, maybe we will have us some pork in the near future as well! Now where did I put that gun?? Oh wait don't have one! Better put that on the list of things to get! lol The Lord is a great provider!
Debylin

David and Susan Sifford said...

Amen!

-- David

Powers Family said...

what do you hunt them with?

David and Susan Sifford said...

Rifles basically. Pistols for backup and finish shots.

-- David