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OMG!  I was soooo afraid these people were no longer in business, but they are.  Not that it helps me any, I will be in rehab center when they have this class, but I hope it is well attended so they have one in 2021!  I soooo want to do this!  The price is even right...class participants (watch)  $12.00;  Workshop Participants (hands on) $35.00


Old South Farm Museum
8570 Manchester Hwy
Woodland, GA 31836

706-975-9136 (cell)


Hog Killing Time
February 01, 2020

Come join us at the Old South Farm Museum & Ag Learning Center in Woodland, Georgia for an Old Fashioned Hog Killing School on Saturday, February 01, 2020. The program will begin around 8:30 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. Hog Killing, Scalding & Scraping Class
  • 9:30 a.m. Cutting of Meats Class
  • 9:45 a.m. Demonstrations
    • Chitterlings Cleaning - Casings Scraping
    • Sausage Making
    • Lard Making
    • Cooking Skins
  • 10:0 a.m. Demonstrations
    • Processing Heads
    • Making Brunswick Stew
    • Meat Curing
    • Lye Soap
    • Cracklins
    • Smoking Meats (Smoke House Operation)
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Continue workshops

We have specialist teaching classes at various stations to explain meat processing. Each specialist will repeat demonstrations several times during workshop.

Two Groups of Participation

Class Participant - (Observer) Attends classes and receives FREE sausage.

Workshop Participant (Hands On Experience) Attends classes and receive several bulletins on Sausage Making /Meat Curing AND 10-15 pounds of FREE Pork Products. No Meat Will Be SOLD except sausage.
Shady Grove Baptist Church will serve breakfast and lunch at the Museum for a reasonable cost.

Pre-Registrants will pick up their paid receipt and get their name tag at the front door of the Museum when they arrive. No receipts will be sent back. Please Call To Confirm If You Wish.

Your registration includes touring the Museum. Use the link below to mail with your payment to the Farm Museum. Credit Cards can not be accepted.

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020



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Sound very interesting Kappy, but I have sooooooooooooooooooo many questions!


If you're a workshop participant do you bring your own hog to work on???

If not, is the workshop videoed so you can take it home and follow it step-by-step when it comes time to butcher your own animal at home?

If you attend, but are not confident when it comes time to process your meat at home, can you call someone for advice or hands-on help?

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From what I have read you just bring yourself.  I imagine the observers can video the workshop but the hands on folks would be hard pressed to.  You do get meat processing bulletins in a binder along with copious instructions to take home.  I don;t know if someone is on call to answer questions, you'd have to ask the instructors.  I have done deer so I have some idea, I just want to do hog scraping and cutting with someone the first time.  After that  Im good.  If this upcoming surgery of mine works well hopefully I will be able to stand up enough to manage the butchery next time.


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Wow that sounds interesting.  It wouldn't help me any as I don't have a farm to be able to have pigs. But for those that do, that class could be a great way to learn how to butcher one. Can't believe how cheap the classes are. never seen any class of any kind for under at least $150.

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I dont have a farm either, but pigs do not take much room, and in times past were kept even in town, fed the house scraps "slops" and grown from the purchased piglet to eating size in a year.  I think it would be a handy skill in case we get to do some feral hog hunting - I've read that the females are reasonably edible.  The real deal clincher was the price.  I've never seen a class so reasonable, either.  I will have to work hard at rehab after they fix my back to be in good shape for the next class!  I just recently found us a target range run by the county that is free for us - just show our hunting licenses - others pay all of $5 a day to use the range.  It is one of the better outdoor ones....it has an outhouse!!!  Now THAT is living!  :hapydancsmil:


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